From mixtapes to shared playlists, there's a rich history of putting together custom compilations of music and sharing them with others. The Phonocut aims to add vinyl to the mix. Roughly the size of a regular turntable, the ~20-pound lathe uses a diamond stylus to etch sound waves into blank vinyl discs in real-time. Between 10-15 minutes of audio will fit on each side, and once cut, the record can immediately be picked up and played back on a traditional turntable. The project is being developed and backed by a slew of talent, including lathe experts, audio engineers, and even a co-founder of the Polaroid-rescuing Impossible Project. A crowdfunding campaign will kick off in the next week, with a goal of shipping the first units out in December 2020.