Vinylify makes individual record pressings affordable (Tomorrow Daily 231)
On today's show a way to make a vinyl record mix tape.
Also, a robot that's gonna make you pancakes.
And we're gonna show you an IRL first-person shooter that's better than all of your other first-person shooters.
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I'm Ashley Esqueda.
That's Khail Anonymous.
And one of these days I'm gonna have to say that's Khail Anonymous, I'm Ashley Esqueda, just to throw everybody off.
People would probably stop watching.
They would get really confused and just shut it off.
They'd be like that's not true.
Stop, navigate away.
On that note, let's talk about our headlines.
All right, so I mentioned vinyl record mix tapes.
Obviously, it's really expensive to make a small [UNKNOWN] vinyl record.
What are you looking, is there a spider in my hair?
You have one hair that is pointing straight up into the air.
And it's like a-
Are you gonna swat it?
Like a Doctor Seuss character.
Like a little Alphalpha hair?
It's just, no it's crazy.
So, it's really expensive to make a vinyl record.
Especially if you wanna do small batch, because usually if you go to a company that presses vinyl, they say you gotta order at least 1,000, or 500, or whatever.
But not anymore.
That's not the case.
There is a company called Vinylify.
I thought it was Vinylfy at first.
Vinylify, who wants to make the mark on the record industry by handcutting one off records and pressing your vinyl mix tape.
That's super cool.>> Into a one of a kind item.
Which is pretty awesome.
Okay, so here's how it works.
They're based in the Netherlands, and so they started this service a few months ago.
And now you can get them shipped internationally, like you can go, if you live in a different country, which is pretty cool.
They're opening it up to international orders.
It's actually much less expensive than I thought.
It's 55 bucks, so 50 euro.
To get a custom pressed record.
You get ten minutes on each side.
Here's how you do it.
You go to the website.
You upload tracks that you own or have permission from the artist.
You can't use Taylor Swift or Aviccii or anything.
Unless you're Taylor Swift, in which case I think you're probably not going to use the service.
So yeah, you upload tracks that you own or Vinylify actually is working with artists to get permission and so they actually have an online library of music track that you can choose from.
Right now there are very Netherlands based artists and European artists.
But they did say that with their international release, they're gonna try to get more artist permission and more songs and things like that.
So maybe in the future, you might see some of your favorite artists.
Put their tracks up there, or maybe give permission to have people like make a mix tape out of a vinyl record.
They accept really high-quality audio so you can upload like Flack or Wave.
Like really, really high-quality stuff.
And then you can design your own cover art.
They have like two templates and then a fully custom, like upload your image as the cover art.
Where you make your whole front and back.
And then you pay, and they handcut your record, press the covers, and then press it and then they ship it out to you.
It takes about a month.
Between the price and the turnaround time and the fact you only have to buy one, that's incredible because
I remember it was like, I wanna say like six months ago I was looking to give a gift to my significant other and I was like, I want to print her a vinyl saying how much I love her, whatever.
It would be like an original idea that came out of nowhere
Put the vinyl on or whatever.
And that's super cool.
And you look it up and it costs thousands of dollars.
You need to print 500 of these Kale, at the cost of $40 a record.
So get 499 other significant others that you feel you could give this record to.
And then we can talk.
Like, and there are a couple of crowd funding efforts, I think, that I've seen that are kind of these small batch vinyl record pressing.
Things like that, but nothing has shipped yet.
So there's not really, that market hasn't really emerged yet.
So I don't know if any of that's any good.
So this company's doing it, they seem to really enjoy it, Vinylify.
But I know that we can't use official tracks from artists that we don't have permission from in Vinylify, but we can for our hashtag of the day.
Which is why I figured we would have some fun with this and you'll really like this, you're a music guy.
TD Album and we want you to make the best 20 minute mix that you can think of, what's the mix that you're gonna put on this record and who would you give it to as a gift?
Like which artists, or?
Like which artists, which songs, like whatever you want and then who would you give it to as a gift.
Let's just say, just give me your A side.
What's your A side?
Like three songs, cuz it's ten minutes for each side.
Okay, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire by Ink Spots.
Yeah, probably Tomorrow Comes Today by Gorillaz, and by the way, you're putting me on the spot for this.
I know, I really am.
Having to come up with these.
These are good choices though.
These are great choices.
And I'm just gonna say black Betty.
Hello Black Betty [SOUND]
Okay, all right.
There you go, that's what I got.
That last one, I wouldn't fully subscribe to, but go ahead.
Okay, I think I would go with, have you ever heard of Postmodern Jukebox, where they do covers, it's sort of like the new version of Richard Sheetz, cuz he doesn't tour anymore or make records, cuz he can't sing.
But they do covers of modern songs in jazz and 1920s.
It's really good.
So I'd maybe pick, I really like the Fancy cover on postmodern jukebox.
It's like a quick jazz number, like a Charleston or Jitterbug, it's great.
And then, I think I'd go with that, I think I'd go with the Turk theme from Final Fantasy VII.
So it's a little very jazzy.
I suddenly went very jazzy and weird.
And then I think I would pick New Thing by Them Crooked Vultures.
I don't know any of that hipster crap.
It's not hipster it's just a little dorky.
It's really dorky.
In all fairness, yeah.
More than anything it's dorky, I'm not hipster.
All that stuff is on vinyl too, like I know that all of my
Like obviously Xbots is on vinyl.
So TD album.
Tell us what you would do.
Tell you about this [UNKNOWN] for this year.
So check this out.
Look, I didn't know people still used chat roulette.
That's a shock.
Okay, if you don't know what chat roulette is, you basically hop on chat roulette and it randomly
Hooks you up with someone else's webcam and you either talk to each other or you troll them or you, bad other things.
But it's just kind of this fun, weird site.
You meet random people.
A lucky few people, about 20 people, were able to switch and they were suddenly viewing a first person view.
Of like basic real live action video game that they got to control the video game by telling the player what to do.
So you seeing on the screen.
O my god.
It's somebody actually with a live web cam, that's the guy's real hands, and then the graphics are on screen.
And the people watching will tell him, okay, pick up the gun, or open that box, or run, or jump over this thing.
every single command and he would listen and respond to
And Lovinia has a health bar
Yeah, he would respond to pick stuff up and there was a small like pathway in which he had to go and like
there was a boss battle and there were zombies all around that you had to fight
So it was really cool.
And everyone that got to play had a really good time.
The way they cut the video they show that people had different reactions and different suggestions to what to do.
But it was fantastic.
Just blew up last week.
And now we have some details about how it was done.
Basically, it was a room full of really talented people.
There was a voiceover artist.
There's obviously this guy, who's wearing a camera on his head, and he's all dressed in this outfit.
There's a graphics artist guy.
There's just like a [UNKNOWN].
This is fantastic.
Then, of course, there's tons of people dressed as zombies.
There's also people that had to do the makeup for the zombie.
There's people that set decorated it.
They own this house.
They're a production that owns this house.
There's a whole behind the scenes video of this.
But it was a huge group people.
They're very proud of it.
They should be.
It was huge on Reddit.
And people have asked them, you know, will you do this again?
And they said we'd love to, we'd love to do it again.
And there's no plans to do it again, but they said they'd love to do it, obviously it ends, the video ends with this, with one guy going to, it says proceed to To next level.
But that's the way it ends.
Leaving it open.
But yeah, no, it's really great.
Actually at the end of the video I think they show the shot of the, there they are.
Big team, the guy wearing the Batman.
Oh, there's the-
Oh, the guy, okay.
In the middle.
So yeah, big old team.
There's the voice actor.
Wow, I didn't realize there were that many people working on it.
So it's just a bunch of creative people getting together to create something creative without any real intent, but maybe they'll get some money to do the next one.
Maybe Call of Duty will be like, hey we wanna sponsor one of those.
Do a commercial, like let's do some kind of marketing thing.
Anyway, that was from Realm Pictures.
It was a British filmmaking Company, but way to go, guys.
Yeah, that was amazing.
Kinda makes me want to use Chat Roulette, and then I realize they're not doing it anymore and now I just won't ever.
So unless they ever do that again.
Don't go into that dark, dark corner of the internet.
No, no I don't want to.
Okay, so can I tell you about this robot that's gonna make you pancakes probably?
Why isn't it doing it already?
I mean, everybody loves pancakes.
So there's a European project that, I think we've alluded to something very similar about the robots watching YouTube videos to learn how to do stuff.
So this is called robohow and they use the actual tech in WikiHow to teach robots to understand what to do when you tell it like, I want pancakes.
So if you say make me pancakes to a person
They sort of can figure out like, okay, I need to get the batter, I have to get the spatula, I've gotta use the pancake, the griddle, I've gotta use all of this stuff.
Well their robots read the Wiki How and then over time they sort of learn by figuring out, it sort of figures out what steps it needs to take pancakes.
So when somebody says make me pancakes, it doesn't need to be fully programmed.
Because its learned this stuff.
This is pretty awesome.
This is a PR2 robot.
We've seen these used for a variety of different things that we've had on the show before, but this might be one of my favorites because I love pancakes.
They are the best.
So, they're not only learning from wikiHow
Which is pretty cool.
They are also doing things like having a person wear gloves to track their motion in VR and perform a task.
And then giving that information to the robot so they can learn how the person would do it, which is pretty cool.
And then once it completes something successfully or has a set of instructions that it's sort of figured out They actually are uploading those succesful instructions to an online database for other robots to be able to get and learn from.
Which is pretty amazing.
It hasn't made a pancake yet though.
It's still figuring itself out.
So these are all the testings that they're doing on this.
And they're talking, it's Kind of talking it's way through it.
Like it talks about all the different things it needs to do.
So it's like, yeah, couldn't reach object, now I gotta try a different pose.
But it's figuring it out.
It's learning, yeah.
So it's figuring it out, which is pretty amazing.
It's not just like, okay I'm gonna program a robot to do the exact steps and if anything is off in any way like oh well then the robot can't do it.
It's like, no no no, This robot recognizes like this, if I'm looking at it based on the [UNKNOWN] that's pancake.
That's the pancake batter that I understand.
I need to use that to do this and then I need the spatula to do this.
And then it says, oh there is the spatula, I need to move to get the spatula and pick it up.
So it's pretty interesting stuff that's happening and I find it stuff really cool.
It makes me feel like some day maybe I could have my own Rosie the Robot.
That's all I'm saying.
It still didn't make a pancake.
It's working on it.
In my video.
It's trying really hard.
But it's not a pancake making robot if it's not making pancakes.
Ward, it's trying it's going to be a pancake making robot.
Listen weird little mouth robot.
I appreciate the effort, but make a pancake and then we can talk.
And then we can discuss.
Come on the show and make us pancakes is what we're telling you.
Yeah, but actually make a pancake.
We'll even let you use the commissary at CBS.
Like, we'll let you use the huge grill there.
You can make a million pancakes.
Cuz that chef in there, he is kind of a cranky guy.
Is a little cranky today.
He was a little mad.
It's like [UNKNOWN] like.
Sorry, what was the right thing to order?
He's like, pancakes!.
You say, I'm sorry I don't want anything today.
I want to make pancakes.
Yeah, that's why we need robot to make us pancakes.
So yeah, that's sort of like, we teach a robot how to learn is like teaching a kid how to learn.
So we got to do step by step, and you got to say okay first you need this and this.
So that's how they're doing it, pretty cool stuff.
Yeah okay, not officially flipping tens of pancakes, but still working on it.
It's pretty awesome.
It didn't flip one pancake, actually.
We're gonna take a quick break.
We'll be right back.
It's New Releases Tuesday.
So we're gonna talk about what's out and emptying our wallets.
But until we come back, don't click away, Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to the show.
We returned Tuesday.
It's a pretty interesting and good Tuesday.
So there's a lot of fun stuff coming out that- next week, it's like the avalanche begins of great games.
But for now, there's some good stuff this week too.
So let's talk about new releases.
Yeah, I was thinking it was next, next Tuesday is, you're right the avalanche.
It's like Mad Max.
Yeah, so the beginning of holiday.
Okay so then what is this week?
All right so this week there's a couple good things, no movies.
I went and looked at what the release slate was for theatrical and there's nothing that interested me.
It's like two movies.
And I'm like go see Straight Out of Compton again.
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 beta launches tomorrow.
Or is it today?
No it's tomorrow.
On PC and Xbox One.
Playstation 4 got a head start.
They started a week ago.
Or is this starting Wednesday?
No, it says 26.
So that's what I saw.
So Draft's Wednesday and man, people are really excited as they always are about Call of Duty, but I will say Call of Duty in recent years has seen a slight slump in terms of
General overall enjoyment of the series.
Like most of my friends who are really into Call of Duty have been like I played it for a couple weeks then I stopped.
But when Black Ops 2 came out people were obsessed.
And it feels like this is gonna be a good return to form.
So there are some really good features in this one.
People are really excited about it.
Well it's hard for this team and see this is me going to the defense, there's millionaires that
Make the same game over and over again.
It's hard to reinvent the wheel.
And what's worked about Call of Duty has been just the addictive nature and so they're like, well I guess we gotta throw something extra in there, robots and.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it but then how do you keep it fresh every year?
So this year it seems like they're actually, there's some really good features that People are really excited about it, gotta keep it fresh.
I just don't need that much robot stuff.
Like, I'll buy a sci-fi game, I don't want it in my Call of Duty.
Fair enough, I said about recorp that's the sort of robot egame that I
But again, I buy
Every single one of these and I hate that I do that.
I know, I know.
It's like an addiction.
Like I know I'm only gonna play it for two weeks.
And then it's like I go buy it anyway and I play it and I'm really into it.
And then I'm just like, okay that was fun.
Leave me alone, Call of Duty.
I gotta stop buying you
if you wanna go if you wanna
take it back and go retro, Mega Man Legacy Collection comes out this week.
A lot of people obsesses with Mega Man.
Love Mega Man.
Wish there was more Mega Man.
But right now Legacy collection is out
You can get this on Playstation four, XBox one or PC.
It is the first six Mega Man games plus other stuff, they're promising a bunch of extras and things like that.
Capcom has really gone all out on this.
I am impressed with the fact that they're releasing all this together.
They're, I can't tell you how many people I know that are like obsessed with Mega Man.
So I am very excited for those people.
I would never Mega Man kid like-
I don't know why you haven't picked it up yet.
You love platformers.
I do, but I would never-
Yeah, but you could pick it up now.
I was never crazy about Mega Man.
When you get this, yeah.
I'll probably pick this up.
Because it's all six, the first six and then it's like, okay well I'll just play them all out.
I don't like super difficult platformers so it's not really my game.
I think I played the first Mega Man and Mega Man three and that was pretty much it.
I like Kirby's Dreamland.
Aw, that's adorable.
I like super lame, over the top, like, I've got supers.
Like I'm a spike now.
Yeah, I'm a rock.
So it's not like I'm cool.
I'm adorable Kirby marshmallow.
All right, so hipster gamer Ashley has to tell you about Runbow, it comes out this week on Wii U.
I'm actually really excited about this game because I played it a little bit at E3 and it was a blast.
You can play with up to nine people.
It's, like, hard and easy.
So anybody can pick it up but if you get a lot of people together who are really good at it, it becomes very difficult.
It's like a racing game, so you have all of these different colors.
So your character is a specific color, and you are racing to the end of a stage, and there's platforming stuff, but the stage keeps moving and you have to keep everybody from winning.
You're all fighting each other while you're racing to the end.
It's really, really fun.
And it's basically like an action party game and there's different modes, it's not just the racer.
I still have no idea what this game is about.
Even based on your description, it's still the most confusing game-
It's one of those games where when you play it, you get it.
You're like, oh I totally get this.
I know what this is but I love the art style, it's very 60s [INAUDIBLE] Okay, so that's game play.
Okay, so it's like Smash Brothers but the stage is moving
Yeah, kind of, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Well I mean they do that in Smash Brothers as well.
But it's more of a linear, it's not a three
Three dimensional space like you're jumping on a platform that are flying from behind you and stuff.
So there is some co-op stuff.
It's very strange but delightful to play.
Like really delightful like I said you can play up to 9 people a great party game.
And I think it's like 15 bucks.
So if you have a Wii U it's a good pull.
For a party.
So that's what comes out this week.
As we said next week the The first snowball of the giant avalanche of ridiculously good holiday games starts.
Yeah cuz it's like Metal Gear-
And then I go into hibernation till Fallout.
Yeah, pretty much.
And then, Cal will literally fly away into the ether and we'll never see him again.
Been nice knowing you guys.
I've already talked to my parents.
They got my.
Affairs in order, so.
Did you get your will?
It's not, it's like so long guys.
Yeah, it's just gonna be really sad.
And thanks for all the fish.
[LAUGH] All right.
Very last thing today.
It's just your feedback.
We're gonna talk about your TD Yawn.
Part two part two.
So let's hit it.
OK our last I mean these are the last two emails you're gonna read about this but as we mentioned yesterday we had an avalanche of user feedback about James Cameron saying that virtual reality was a yawn.
Dustin wrote into us He emailed us and he said I do kinda see where James Cameron is coming from right now.
VR AR is new technology and completely uncharted waters like when we first started with video games.
I think the best way to convince him that it will be a huge money making medium is to run a short demo video of all the potential ways people can use VR, from video games to simulations The possibilities for VR and AR are really only limited by imagination and do not have creative people like James Cameron on board, would be a huge set back.
Bottom line Mr. Cameron, VR AR is the new video game industry, which now rivals the movie industry in revenue and early adopters of the industry.
while they might not make up as much up front, we'll really benefit when the technology starts rolling in millions of dollars.
Carpe diem, Mr. Cameron.
But he's, you're very enthusiastic for James Cameron to get on board
He wants to, he wants him to
Things we consider>>> Yea consider your thoughts here, and then James wrote in, not James Cameron but another James wrote in James, we're going to call him James A., because of James C.
James Cameron, alright>>> Gotcha>>> So James A wrote in, Perhaps James Cameron is simply jaded in regards to VR To help him appreciate VR's potential, let's trap him inside of the Avatar world, keeping him busy preparing the sequel.
Meanwhile, VR will have time to grow into it's potential, or at least deep enough into it for Cameron to see it and appreciate it.
It is a win win for all involved.
Perhaps, Cameron could take a parsec or two and give a few pointers on how to improve VR before we trap him in the Avatar world.
I like that, taken prisoner in Avatar.
Isn't that a measure of distance and not time?>>Yeah I was going to say.>>That's what I thought.>>You messed with the wrong nerdy show.>>Are we nerding out on you right now?
Yeah I'm sorry.>>It sounds like everybody just, is like on the cusp.
And you need to give it some time to come around.>>People are saying that you're judging it to Too early.
So it's time for our [UNKNOWN] user feedback which is always our phonetographer of the day.
So this comes from, we will call him James B.
What is going on?
There are a lot of James' involved in today's show, I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I didn't realize it until We got end user feedback.
I'm like, we're talking about James Cameron, there's a user feedback named James, and we have a [UNKNOWN] for [UNKNOWN] James.
Wait a minute.
Don't we have a producer James on today?
How is this-
I can't even
So when Amy's James B.
That's his catch phrase, by the way.
So James, we'll call him James B, wrote in and said, fun at the Illinois state fair.
These pictures are from the amateur art show.
The metal backpack by Jessica Hatfield I think is the perfect allegory to going back School cuz it's made of metal and it's heavy.
Then something special just for Kale.
Gossamer Threads by Timothy Carter.
This is like a little wire, he's wiring beads to make it look like
It doesn't matter.
A metal spider is even scarier than a regular spider.
Because it could come to life and you couldn't kill it with a book?
It sticks itself
You couldn't step on a metal spider
No, it would give me wetness.
I get that spider webs are beautiful, but spiders are not beautiful, all right?
Some spiders are really pretty.
Pretty is the wrong word.
You can say impressive, but I'm still gonna say you're wrong.
Some spiders are very impressive looking.
I think they're beautiful.
Spiders, if you're watching, I think you're beautiful.
All right guys, if you wanna send in your phonetography, you can.
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It's pretty straightforward.
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All you Jameses, Jamesi?
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That's it for the show today.
We'll be back tomorrow with a weird, wonderful docket of fun facts and fiction, geek, pop culture and gaming all wrapped in a nice little bit of cellophane for you to enjoy and carry around with you in your Your packet.
But until then, be good humans.
We'll see you next time, bye.
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