I just love creativity in music. We ran a story on the Kasio Kristmas music and the Gadget Orchestra, but this one in particular is simply amazing. It’s Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody played entirely with old computer junk.
No effects or sampling were used in this song, basically the sound is coming from the devices that you can see in the video:
- Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound
- Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as lead guitar
- 8 Inch Floppy Disk as Bass
- 3.5 inch Harddrive as the gong
An HP ScanJet 3C was used for all vocals.
The artist (or should I say computer tech?), James from Toronto, Canada, says
Note I had to record the HP scanner 4 separate times for each voice. I tried to buy 4 HP scanners but for some reason sellers on E-Bay expect you to pay $80-$100, I got mine for $30.