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”.
For all the haters out there:
1. The timing is not off, take the time to listen to the actual song before criticizing.
2. No, i don’t have a lot of spare time so i have to use it sparingly.
3. Fair use on the internet. Not making any money here! i wasn’t even born when this song came out but this is just one way of reviving an older song and introducing it to Generation Z.