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Jack White Installs RSD Voice-O-Graph
Laurie Tuffrey , April 16th, 2013 13:40

Former White Stripe has refurbished an original arcade recording booth for his Third Man record store's Record Store Day celebrations

Listen up Nashville readers! To celebrate Record Store Day this Saturday, outgoing RSD ambassador Jack White has had an original 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth refurbished, and is installing it in his Third Man record store, his label of the same name's HQ, in the city for people to come along and make their own 6" phonograph discs.

He's encouraging users to mail their recordings to loved ones, and is laying on customised Third Man envelopes and stamps to help you do so. There'll also be a page on the label's website for people to submit their recordings for streaming. Watch White's Raconteurs bandmate Brendan Benson demonstrating the process below, following White's statement:

"In one of my final acts as Record Store Day ambassador, I encourage everyone who comes to the Third Man record store in Nashville to be able to hear themselves on a vinyl record, and maybe even mail it to someone they love.

"Actively venturing to your local record shop is one of those honours and privileges in this life that we just shouldn't take for granted. Certain beautiful experiences can only happen in the environment of a record store and I just thought that nothing could drive that point home more than a one-of-a-kind machine that lets you not only record your own vinyl record, but send it to anyone, anywhere in the world to share a song, poem, or private message with. I know those warm, scratchy tones send tingles up (and sometimes down) MY spine. Even if you aren't instrumentally inclined, you could hold up an iPhone playing a song and sing along with the music and combine the best of all worlds tangible, digital, and romantic. And for those still skeptical or not sure if they're brave enough to do it, think of it this way; it's almost the same thing as illegally downloading an mp3 and emailing it to someone. Well... almost. Enjoy Record Store Day everyone. I hope that you find that special song and someone makes you smile in the process."

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