Designed in partnership with Japanese artist, designer, and musician, Yuri Suzuki, the new Teenage Engineering PO-80 Record Factory Kit can make custom 5-inch discs featuring analog, lo-fi sound. The portable record cutter allows users to create their own unique records with personalized flare, all in a matter of minutes.
As part of the pocket operator family, the new Teenage Engineering PO-80 is simple to use. Upon receipt, assemble the machine using the included, simple directions. Designed as a DIY kit, everything is included to create a functioning record cutter – from the disks to the needle.
After assembling, simply connect any pocket device to the record cutter via the 3.5 mm audio plug. Place a 5-inch disk on the cutter and start recording. The PO-80 Record Factory Kit also can play back audio from original recordings using an internal speaker. The built-in speakers on the record cutter allow users to listen to custom-cut records the instant they are completed. Or, connect a different external speaker through the 3.5 mm audio plug to play back recorded audio through a connected speaker.
The Teenage Engineering PO-80 can be found online and is priced at $149. While the record cutter is sold out, interested parties can sign up for notifications once the record cutter is back in stock.
For more from Teenage Engineering, check out the OP-1 pocket synthesizer.