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Ian David

(69,059 posts)
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:57 PM Dec 2011

The Animals House of the Rising Sun Old School Computer Remix

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.


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)

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".


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The Animals House of the Rising Sun Old School Computer Remix (Original Post) Ian David Dec 2011 OP
So weird. Is that your work? immoderate Dec 2011 #1
Nope, not mine. n/rt Ian David Dec 2011 #4
Mega-MEGA Cool! That is awesome. TygrBright Dec 2011 #2
Coincidently dipsydoodle Dec 2011 #3
It was amusing...til it got to the keyboard lead. Iggo Dec 2011 #5
Brilliant. Thank you. n/t schmice Jan 2012 #6
16 bit sound to CRO's is a bit of a cheat. Now doing stuff on the apple ][. TheMadMonk Feb 2012 #7


(20,811 posts)
2. Mega-MEGA Cool! That is awesome.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 04:14 PM
Dec 2011

Appreciate all the work you've put in, so creative.

Please to add "Kashmir" (LedZep) to the "to do" list.

I am sharing this around.



(42,239 posts)
3. Coincidently
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 04:30 PM
Dec 2011

I've seen Alan Price play twice in past month. I also saw The Animals play BEFORE they recrded that.



(6,187 posts)
7. 16 bit sound to CRO's is a bit of a cheat. Now doing stuff on the apple ][.
Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:18 PM
Feb 2012

Single channel, two state, (speaker cone in or out) audio and generating 2 note chords using nothing but CPU timing.

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