Ok, maybe this video is already one year old. That doesn’t mean it’s outdated or … whatever. We liked it and thought you might too. We came across this video thanks to AIAIAI, who have posted this on their website too. We think it is just a very cool example of ingenious use of the materials at your disposal, or just some people with a lot of free time. Anywho, check out this video from PureTune.
a. HP Scanjet 3P, Adaptec SCSI card and a computer powered by Ubuntu v9.10 OS as the Vocals. (hey, the scanner is old)
b. Atari 800XL with an EiCO Oscilloscope as the Organ
c. Texas instrument Ti-99/4A with a Tektronix Oscilloscope as the Guitar
d. Hard-drive powered by a PiC16F84A microcontroller as the bass drum and cymbal
Puretune: “I was very pleased how the hard-drive drums turned out and they sound great. i will definitely use them in my next video. Oh Yeah, my next video i would like to use a current song so please leave any recommendations. (3OH!3 is a big contender)
I would like to give a shoutout to James Houston who (i think) was the first person to use multiple legacy computer equipment in conjunction to make a song. Be sure to take the time to view his YouTube video “Big ideas: Don’t get any – Radiohead cover by James Houston.”