Floppies playing music!

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Floppies playing music!

Post by Jubatian » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Just something wild. Legend of Zelda with quite unusual instrumentation (I think I see a few Arduinos there, so even somewhat on-topic :) )!


But there are also other similar insanities. Another iconic theme on a different orchestra:


And... It can be done with even less, a surprisingly nice rendition of The Phantom of the Opera:


Of course there is much more to these, I found it quite entertaining how all these could be turned into musical instruments, something possibly a few of us wandered about back then when these things click-clacked in our PCs.

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Post by Artcfox » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:13 pm

Crazy! I like the Phantom of the Opera one the best. :-)

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Post by uze6666 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:59 am

Awesome! I saw a couple of floppy "synths" before, but that top one with the flatbed things takes the cake! :ugeek:

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Re: Floppies playing music!

Post by Jubatian » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:04 pm

uze6666 wrote:Awesome! I saw a couple of floppy "synths" before, but that top one with the flatbed things takes the cake! :ugeek:
Yes, that's quite epic! It took a while for me to realie those "flatbed things" were scanners before they were mercilessly disemboweled for the greater good :D

That Phantom of the Opera piece I liked since it does its job surprisingly well with only four floppy drives!

(By the way, a bit off, maybe you also got this suggested by Youtube: Wintergatan Marble Machine. That's also something quite epic, and those Swedish guys do lots of hacking with "unconventional" musical instruments)

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