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“House of The Rising Sun” And “Bohemian Rhapsody” As Performed By Old Electronics [VIDEO]

I love how ingenious people are, and how much more productive people are with their free time than I am.

Thanks to YouTube user bd594‘s amazing use of his free time, I get to share these videos of re-purposed old electronics perform some classic rock songs.

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

No effects and no sampling was used. What you see is what you hear (does that even make sense?)

Atari 800xl and Floppy Drive 0$ (no joke found it sitting on a garbage pile near Queen and Coxwell)
3.5 Inch Hard Drive 0$ (old defective drive)
Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Card $5 (craigslist)
TI-99/4A and Tape Drive $15 (e-bay)
8 Inch Floppy Drive $20 (a1 electronics)
HP ScanJet 3C $25 (craigslist)
Eico Oscilloscope $28 (the best deal i ever got on e-bay)
Tektronix TDS210 Oscilloscope (my trusty bench scope)
1,750,000 Hits on YouTube – Priceless

The Animals House of the Rising Sun

While following on the coat tail of my first popular video “Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Old School Computer Remix” i tried to change the venue and built a couple of robot bands (yeah! machines that play actual instruments). These videos didn’t fair as well so i decided to go back to the basics and create another video utilizing old computer equipment. For this video i recorded each instrument separately with a decent stereo mic and i also used a mixer to adjust the audio levels. i would like to point out that absolutely no sampling or audio effects were used.

instruments

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

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)

VIA: The Laughing Squid

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