Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Devil's Vinyl

Over at the Replica Prop Forum, "Upgrade" is working on a reproduction of a prop from the "Constantine" television series.   The artifact in question is a recording from the 30s featuring a doomed bluesman who traded his soul in a deal with the Devil.  Ol' Nick also happens to provide backup vocals in the song.

The thread has some interesting details of reproducing the graphics of the record sleeve and label, but that's just the start.  It's the discussion of using a laser cutter to etch a playable recording onto an acrylic blank that really caught my attention.  The linked material is really fascinating.  I expect I'll touch on some of it once I have some time to digest the technical details.


Dr. Theda said...

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WicCaesar said...