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How do you record music onto CD's and then play them on record players? Answered

 I own a gramophone would it work on that?  Could I play the Cd's on that?  Not sensitive enough?  Do I need a record player with a pickup?



Not sure if they'd play on an actual record player, but, since it's a kit, you should be able to alter it for electronic input and output relatively easily.

You've been spending too much time at Youtube.  And either you've seen one of the spoof vid's. or you saw one of the real vid's.

The spoofs are just that.  They are lies, fakes made just to fool people into thinking they are real when they are not.

But there are a few that show using the cd disk and actually CUTTING the record into the surface of the disk.  Totally not what they were made for.  Used this way we step back about 100 years in time. 

Your gramophone should work about as well as it did 100 years ago but you've got to figure out how to cut that groove with the squiggly line.

The easiest, but least effective, way to do something like that would be to use the gramophone itself to cut the groove. You'd need a very sharp needle, and some sort of mechanism to make the needle track toward the center of the disc. With the disc turning, play music very loudly into the speaker horn and lett the needle scratch a grrove in the CD. It would sound terrible when you played it back, but it would work.

 Thank,  got to try this.  Ill try tommorow and tell you how it worked...

Good question:  unfortunately, you're out of luck with this...

A gramophone reads physical pits (more striations) in a continuous track along a vinyl surface.  These vibrations directly correlate to the sound that comes out of the speakers.  Needle goes one way, speakers move that way, needle moves other way, speakers move other way (in or out respectively).  All this from the magic of amplification - turning the tiny movement of the needle into big speaker movement.

Compact Disk, or any other optical media work in a similar fashion, recording in one continuous track - with one major difference.  The disk is totally smooth, and a cd (manufactured professionally or otherwise burned) has the data track as a series of reflective or non-reflective pits that represent ones or zeroes--inside behind the plastic layer.  This digital data is read by a laser,grouped together into digital packets, error checked, and fed out a digital>>analog converter to create the sound.  Here is the same amplification step that turns the sound information into enough energy to move a speaker.

Interesting tidbit:  more than half of the information on a compact disk is redundant error-correcting/checksum data to ensure the disk is fault (scratch) tolerant.

You're SOL to play an optical compact disk on a gramophone. 


You can get the machine to make one-off vinyl records...they're exorbitantly expensive...so that is mostly out of the quesiton...

You can modify the gramophone to have a cd player built in - with a switch box to select which to use, cd or phono...

Or, you can get an extremely inexpensive cd player these days...and just use that :)

 Thanks.  How much does a record cutter cost?  I heard about this "Presto K-10 cutter"  Do you know if I could buy this in France?  

Not a clue, but record manufacturing houses use them to make the blanks to mold the masters for other records - and they are very expensive.