So friends have been asking if I took Photos of it. So here it is:
The needle is made of a super small diamond and the grooves are essentially melted onto a blank vinyl. As the diamond cuts the vinyl one can control the sound that's it's recording by the knobs and volumes to the right of it. That's the part of the process that I find most interesting. Having to make the recording just right.
Apparenty he bought this from a guy that lives in the woods and just creates these machines all day. It was only about 1600 euros, or maybe it was more, but I think its an investment.
The only thing about getting one for me is the fact that I will have to find a way to vent the waste. It's supposed to be super loud and all this dust stuff comes out of it. So now i am making plans with my architect friend to maybe have one in our new basement.