Third Man debuted its Record Booth, a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine that records up to 2 minutes of audio and dispenses a one-oF-a-kind 6" phonograph disc to the user. Whether it be a song, a message to a lover, an audio postcard, or just curiosity in a process that has mystified so many folks for ages, the ability to "hear yourself as others hear you" is not only a tagline here... it's an invitation, a charge, a call to arms.
The recordings below have been converted into MP3’s and submitted to Third Man by visitors. We are pleased to share the sounds that fill our record booth with you.
Frequently Asked Questions...
How much does it cost to record a song?
Do I have to make an appointment for the booth?
No. The booth operates strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis during our regular store hours. Sometimes a small line builds up, but it moves really quickly.
How much time fits on the record?
Approximately 150 seconds, or two-and-a-half minutes. This can vary, ever so slightly.
Do you have instruments available in the shop for me to play in the booth?
We have a house acoustic guitar available for use in the booth. Don’t hesitate to bring your own instruments for your performance though.
Are there any restrictions on what I can do in the booth?
We’ve had marriage proposals, one-act plays, last will and testaments, Willie Nelson, jokes and everything else in between in the booth. Be creative!
Can you help me snail mail my recording?
Yes! For an additional $3 charge we’ll provide you with a handy-dandy envelope, you can write in the address and we’ll let the post office handle the rest.
I want to share my recording with the world? How can I do that?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a digitized version of your record in mp3 format and we’ll be glad to host it at TMR’s Voice-o-Graph section on our website
I have a question that’s not answered here. What do I do?
Email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer any question you may have about the booth or the recording process.