Vinyl may have had its day—hell, some readers of this site may never have seen it in action—but for a small group of dedicated fans, it still lives on. This amazing 1956 video explains the process, which has actually changed very little over the last 50 years, of transforming performance into long-player.


Created by RCA Victor, the video walks the viewer through the entire procedure used to create vinyl records, from the live recording being taped, through masters being made, to molding and mass production. The result, a small black disk that gives you the "best seat in the concert hall." Adorable. [YouTube via Boing Boing]