Sunday, May 20, 2012

Game of Thrones Theme on Floppy Drives

Whether you're a fan of Game of Thrones or not, one thing's for sure: its TV intro and its theme is one of the most mesmerizing and enticing we have ever heard of.

So, I think we can consider to be perfectly natural for people to keep humming it over and over in their heads... and even take it out of their heads via unusual "musical instruments" like floppy drives.

Sure, you may be used to having high quality multi-channel digital sound; but for those that -like me- were here when the only sound a computer could make was a "beep" from the onboard buzzer, you'll certainly remember all the evolution that was made since then. From the sampled modulated sound that made the buzzer sound like a "low-fidelity" speaker; to the music made using the floppy drives mechanical parts.

This example makes use of 8 floppy drives to produce this amazing result:

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