Recapturing Value in Recorded Music


Vinyl records have re-emerged as the preferred music format for music fans and artists alike. The problem is that producing vinyl records is slow and expensive; this makes it difficult for up-and-coming artists to release their music on vinyl.

Inspiration and Method

The design process was driven by interviews with and feedback from musicians, recording engineers, record collectors, and music lovers.


Carbon is a desktop record-cutting lathe that makes it easy and affordable to cut your own vinyl records at home. Carbon makes music real again by helping musicians, DJs, and even record collectors produce their own records and share their music with the world.