Floppy Drives Play Daft Punk’s 'Derezzed' as Actual Chiptunes

Here at GeekTech, we love a good tune played by floppy drives. However, this video of Derezzed--from Daft Punk’s soundtrack for Tron Legacy-- being played by quintet of floppy drives is on a whole other level of geekdom.

If your really think about it, Daft Punk’s Derezzed is a chiptunes song…that was inspired by the original 1982 Tron movie…which is now being played as literal chip music…on hardware that’s at least 20 years old. It’s like some kind of retro, geeky Möbius strip.

Nerdism aside, this particular compilation was brought to us by a YouTube user named MrSolidSnake745, and by midimachine, a musician on Newgrounds.

MrSolidSnake745 also credits another YouTuber named Sammy1Am for the Moppy software, a musical floppy controller program built for the Ardiuno UNO that he used to make the music. If you want to make any of your own floppy drive music, Sammy1Am has put his Moppy software on Github with a full configuration guide.

[Frank Fondi on Twitter via Make]

Like this? You might also enjoy…

Get more GeekTech: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off

Subscribe to the Best of TechHive Newsletter

Comments