David Pescovitz at 9:47 am Mon, Oct 3, 2011
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[video link] The Star Wars "Imperial March" played on two modded floppy drives. (Thanks, Jim Leftwich!)
Interesting how well the Imperial March works for unconventional music. Floppy drives, Arc Attack, etc.
I imagine other music would work just as well, but how many Celine Dion fans out there are also computer geeks?
This guy needs more disk drives!!! Now!!!
Another great one (I think this one was also featured on Boing Boing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoDLyiQYKw
I’ve got a four-drive setup myself, controlled by an Arduino. Going to pick up a better quality microphone soon and record some more songs.
I sense a ringtone…
That’s a pretty neat tone.. someone needs to figure out how to synthesize it so I can dork around with it in garage band.
Empirical proof that obsolete media are never obsolete.
That is way more impressive than I thought it was going to be
Would this be Darthstep?
What’s a floppy drive ?
Wow. It sounds like Williams actually composed the piece on those drives!
The only way this could better is if they were made of Legos.
That video was filled with more nerd than anything in this universe.
“I got two disk drives and a microphone…”
that’s nothin! i rigged my toilet to play the baby elephant walk!
John Williams’s inspiration for the Imperial March:
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