Vinyl records have always been a source of fascination, with some believing that they are created through magic. However, the truth is far from magical. The first sound recording device was invented by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860. His phonautograph could record sounds, but it was impossible to play them back. It wasn't until Thomas Edison created the phonograph in 1877 that sound could be captured and reproduced. Vinyl records are made by cutting grooves into a master record using a needle, and playing them back involves a needle moving through these grooves, creating an electric current that is then converted back into sound. So, while it may seem like magic, it's actually just science and technology at work.