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Voice-o-Graph in Soho’s Phonica Records Shop

Temporary installation of a vintage recording booth at Phonica Records in London

A 1940s recording booth has been installed at Phonica Records in Soho, London. The vintage booth is apparently only one of two working originals. Built in 1947, the booth will record up to 65 seconds of audio, cutting it directly onto a 6" vinyl.

Phonica Records founder Simon Rigg said: “Vinyl as a format is seeing a massive resurgence – you can’t beat the warmth of the sound, the sensory experience of the record plus the nostalgia and romance around the format.”

You can use the booth for free until 2 November (after which it will continue its tour onward to Canada), and if you go between 5–7pm on 29–30 October, you will also receive a dram of 12 year old single malt.