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Microscopic photo of vinyl record grooves

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 06, 2014

When you look really closely at record grooves, like at 1000x magnification, you can see the waveforms of the music itself. Sooo cool.

Microscope Vinyl

This video shows how the stylus moves through the grooves.

As Lisa Simpson would say, “I can see the music!

Update: Here’s a great visual explanation of how you get stereo sound out of a record. (via @pcnofelt & @marcrobichaud)

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