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Gramophone Animated by MisterAibo Gramophone Animated by MisterAibo
An animated version of [link] I made earlier, minus the winding handle, plus the tone arm.

Notable animation elements include turning of the light on the record, rocking of said record as well as tone arm and slight change of scale the speaker. For instructions how to stop said animation, consult the source code - look for "turn off".

This resource was made partly due to =tamalesyatole comic, which was made frame-by-frame. I salute to the author and present a quicker solution.

Funny fact: the record speed is 60rpm, which is highly non-standard.

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furrysega7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i bet vinyl dj's on this
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TheJBW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ironically, a 60 RPM record would make a lot of sense if records had been invented about thirty years later -- there are a lot of machines that operate at a solid 60RPM because that is how fast a synchronous motor would rotate on a 60Hz power system (i.e. the US). It would have been a dirt cheap way, in about 1925, to design a record standard / player.

Of course, by 1930, vacuum tube amplifiers had become cheap as hell (US manufacturing wizadry, courtesy of RCA) and it meant that the next record standard that came along (to supplant the 78RPM records that were a holdover from the wind up days) was 33RPM. You can fit a lot more song on a 33 (obviously) and an amp can correct for a lot more distortion than a mechanical horn can.
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MisterAibo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Yeah, but the difference between US power system and European one would prove difficult (Europe uses 50Hz). And naturally, you will want to achieve slower speed so the record lasts for longer. I don't think there is any actual electronics in the pony gramophone. Unless Jolt Tamer made it.
Then again, the existence of vinyl record would imply nice working petrochemical industry in Equestria...

Science is magic.
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TheJBW Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I suppose the way to do it would be to re-record the records for the European market -- leaving more of the center unused. I [i]suppose[/i] You could make an automatic speed conversion machine by ganging a 50Hz master cutting machine to a 60Hz player, but I think I'm overthinking equestrian technology.

I still think the whole thing hangs well together as "they have 1890's tech" if you leave out the construction site from Mare-do-well. The hospitals have x-rays and electric lights, but no TV, and electricity or radio haven't reached ponies homes yet.

Science *is* magic.
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Drakonias115 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember those days? I could imagine a lot of the younger generation being like "The hell is this thing supposed to even do, where's the charger port!?" *Be aware, I'm 16, but I still know a lot of the older stuff like Ren & Stimpy, Angry Beavers, wearing your sweatshirt backwards around your waist, etc.* <-- The good old stuff before so-called "hipsters" came into the equation of society :P
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MisterAibo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
There is definitely something nice about playing a vinyl. For one thing, you have to take so much care about it that playing it is much more than just finding a file. That alone has the potential to make the music so much more personal. Coupled with the size and (today) rarity of the records, one can't really have an extensive enough collection not to know each record personally.
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Drakonias115 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I think I still have a collection of Motley Crue vinyl records in the attic. Along with some old, old bands from like the 60's.
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Dornogol Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O M G, I got a Rammstein-Song on as I looked at this and the beat was 100% the shaking of this grammophone xDDD
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