As part of his duties as official ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 20th, Jack White and his label Third Man Records will open their very own Third Man Recording Booth in Nashville to the public. The refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph is the only public vinyl record recording booth in the world, and it will let fans record up to two minutes of audio that’s cut to a six-inch phonograph disc. You can see singer-songwriter and Ranconteur Brendan Benson demonstrating how the Third Man Recording Booth works in the White-directed clip above.
“Actively venturing to your local record shop is one of those honors and privileges in this life that we just shouldn’t take for granted,” said White in a statement. “Certain beautiful experiences can only happen in the environment of a record store and I just thought that nothing could drive that point home more than a one-of-a-kind machine that lets you not only record your own vinyl record, but send it to anyone, anywhere in the world to share a song, poem, or private message with. I know those warm, scratchy tones send tingles up (and sometimes down) my spine. Even if you aren’t instrumentally inclined, you could hold up an iPhone playing a song and sing along with the music and combine the best of all worlds tangible, digital and romantic.”