The phonograph, or a gramophone, is a musical device designed for playing music or songs and purchased by Joey Drew Studios.


Based on the US banner phonograph in design, this is an early sound-reproducing machine-like device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of both sound and music inserted with disc records. These machines could only play 78 rpm shellac records since the vinyl LP record was invented in 1948.

Usage and Locations

Bendy and the Ink Machine

The phonograph is first seen in Chapter 2. The object lacks its interactive function in all chapters except in Chapter 3.

Boris and the Dark Survival

Phonograph user interface in Boris and the Dark Survival

The phonograph present in the game is the same phonograph from the third Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter. After interacting with it, it shows its own UI allowing Buddy Boris to change (and turn off) music in the hub (the default soundtrack is "Thinking of You Again", more Music Tracks can be found in lockers). After interacting with it, Buddy Boris starts dancing. He won't stop dancing until the player moves him again.

Buddy Boris can also dance to the phonograph in many different ways by using the phonograph's UI:

  • Wolf Shuffle
  • Studio Softshoe
  • Toe Tapper
  • The Majestic
  • Wild Boy


  • For previous updates prior to the update upon Chapter 4's release:
    • In Chapter 2, the phonograph was not there in the Music Department location, the music used to come from the speaker.
    • In Chapter 3, the Safe House's phonograph remains as a non-interactive object.
  • The Phonograph is one of the few objects that cannot be created by Ink Maker.

  • The phonograph model is simply called Player in the game files.
  • The location of the phonograph (and the fact that it is the only phonograph Buddy Boris can interact with it) show that it is the same phonograph seen in Chapter 3 of Bendy and the Ink Machine.
  • Its model and texture aren't as detailed as the one used in Bendy and the Ink Machine.
  • Buddy Boris' dance option is not featured in the first release of the game until the Symphony of Shadows update.


Description Audio
The looped sound of the phonograph playing.
The sound of the phonograph crackling.
The "Sammy Jam" music from Chapter 2.
The "Thinking of You" music from Chapter 3.
The "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" music from Chapter 4.


Bendy and the Ink Machine objects
Audio LogInk MachineInk MakerMusic RadioPhonographProjectorPunch Card StandSwitchesTasty Eats Machine
Transports BargeBridge MachineCartElevator
Misc. Bendy StatueBoxesCutoutsInk ToyInstrumentsLittle Miracle StationSpoonToiletsToys
Boris and the Dark Survival objects
Audio LogElevatorPhonographTasty Eats Machine
Misc. BoxesCutoutsInstrumentsLittle Miracle StationLockersLook-HoleMystery BoxToilets
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