Musician and Producer Brian Eno Designs a Color-Changing Turntable

Musician and record producer Brian Eno recently unveiled an intriguing turntable design that comes with a color-changing feature. The turntable is equipped with LED lights that project vibrant neon colors in the shades of blue, orange, green, and pink while the vinyl record is spinning.

The way the colors shift, and their intensity is pre-programmed, but the change comes gradually and in random sequences, resulting in an immersive visual experience.

“Several overlapping light cycles will keep producing different color balances and blends – and different shadow formations that slowly evolve and never exactly repeat. The process is simple. The results are complex,” Eno shared in the press release.

According to Eno, the turntable was designed to be a functional device for playing records while also serving as a piece of art.

“When it doesn’t have to do anything in particular, like play a record, it’s a sculpture,” Eno adds. 

Turntable II is currently on display at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London, UK. When it is released, it will be limited to 150 units. The turntable has a price tag of £20,000 ($25,360) and comes with Eno’s signature as well as the edition number engraved on the side.

Brian Eno is known for being a co-founder of the English rock band Roxy Music and for his work in ambient music. Eno, who has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2019, has also produced albums by music acts like U2, Coldplay, and Grace Jones.