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    Machines made music

    If, like me, you are fan of lo-fi music, you're gonna love those two clips:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4SCSGRVAQE

    A floppy drive plays star wars theme

    http://www.vimeo.com/1109226

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    Argh, sorry, didn't see that one... At least the sinclair orchestrating radiohead is a scoop

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    Quote Originally Posted by my_lo View Post
    Argh, sorry, didn't see that one... At least the sinclair orchestrating radiohead is a scoop
    Yep, it's great, and the guy missed the contest deadline

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    That floppy Star Wars theme - how did they work out how to program the controller to do that? It's like a major geeky accomplishment of the highest order!

    Or is it, dare I say the taboo word - FAKE!!!!!!!! Can someone technically minded shed light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodwych View Post
    That floppy Star Wars theme - how did they work out how to program the controller to do that? It's like a major geeky accomplishment of the highest order!

    Or is it, dare I say the taboo word - FAKE!!!!!!!! Can someone technically minded shed light?
    I don't care whether it's real or fake - only that the floppy drive star wars track is superb.

    I reckon it's possible, you can get different tones depending of the speed and angle of the floppy drive head and motor, but I don't know if you can get as big a range as that though!

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    It's not fake. You can control Floppy Drive Stepper Motors to do such things. You just need to work out which commands produce the notes you need and then you can string them all together.

    Here is a more simplistic one showing an Amiga drive sort of producing some music.

    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn9VkoOO3EA

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    Ouch!

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