Monday, February 14, 2011

Phantom of the Floppera

Found on Youtube via Boing Boing is this wonderful piece play by a computer disk drive organ. The composition was assembled by Funtothehead and here is what he had to say about the device and production. Test run of my (d)iskette (O)rgan doing Toccata & Fugue. People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is my personal take on it. Features two 3 1/2" drives and two 5 1/4" drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. As it can produce only four simultaneous notes, and each drive has a different range and tonal characteristics, best results are obtained by arranging compositions by hand....

Here it is! It certainly is entertaining if not strictly speaking "classical" lol. Have fun.

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