Austria-based startup Rebeat newness has just received $4.8 million. And this is funding for a new pathway of manufacturing records called high definition vinyl according to Pitchfork. The system, the patent for which was basically filed in 2016. And that claims to allow for records with louder volume, longer playing times, and greater audio fidelity.
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To make HD vinyl, the audio is first digitally converted to a 3D topographic map. Then, lasers carve the map onto a stamper. Which create an impression in the vinyl. Conceptually, this is not too discordant from how traditional. Vinyl is made a needle etches grooves in rotating lacker. Which is used to make a mother copy that is then used to form the stamper? Rebeat Innovation is betting that by using more accurate tools to basically carry out same works. And also it will make the best quality piece of vinyl with less loss of audio information and in the method, removed some manufacturing steps.
Rebeat Innovation says using this system, vinyl LPs can have up to 30 percent much playing time, will be 30 percent louder, and boast more reliable audio reproduction. It also removes the chemicals that are traditionally used in manufacturing traditional vinyl. These HD records will operate accurately the similar to regular records. They will task on subsist turntables. And also can be used with general styluses though surely. And how much better the expertise is would also depend on the quality of the equipment used to play it.
There’s still quite some time earlier HD vinyl will hit shelves. The company has ordered a $600,000 laser method it hopes to accept in July. Once the process is operational, it plans to make test stampers with a goal to current them at Detroit’s Making Vinyl conference in October. If all goes to plan, CEO Günter Loibl tells Pitchfork, It will then take another eight months to do whole the fine adjustments. So by summer 2019, we shall watch the first HD types of vinyl in the shops.