Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” Cover By Computer Hardware Orchestra

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This is a video of Pawel Zadrozniak’s ‘Floppotron’ computer hardware orchestra performing the Never Gonna Give You Up using 64 floppy drives, 8 hard drives, 2 scanners, and zero robotic dick flutes.You’ve probably seen videos like this before, but this is the most impressive because of the sheer size of the band. That is a lot of members.

The concept of using computer hardware to create music (and we mean in a very literal sense) isn’t new, but there’s certainly something of a ‘next level’ vibe to Paweł Zadrożniak’s orchestra.

This latest contraption is a full computer hardware orchestra that comprises 64 floppy drives, eight hard disks and two scannersThese components all come together to make sweet music.

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The principle is simple. Every device with an electric motor is able to generate a sound. Scanners and floppy drives use stepper motors to move the head with sensors which scans the image or performs read/write operations on a magnetic disk. The sound generated by a motor depends on driving speed. The higher the frequency, the greater the pitch. Hard disks use a magnet and a coil to tilt the head. When voltage is supplied for long enough, the head speeds up and hits the bound making the „drum hit” sound.

VIAPaweł Zadrożniak
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