StrayWorx has announced TeH Fl0ppy v2.0, an updated version of the sample library featuring chromatically sampled floppy disk drives.
Do you remember the funny videos on various sites where floppy disk drives played popular melodies? Now you can do it without disk drives, micro-controller and wires. Use your DAW and sample players like NI Kontakt or SF2 players and more to play TeH Fl0ppy Disk Symphony.
This library sounds cool in modern electronic music as sound design element and works well as retro-floppy-emulation-awesomeness too. Add your own effects to distort, bend and loop the base sounds as much as you want. Just check the demo sounds on the bottom of this page for examples.
TeH Fl0ppy v2.0 features
- New, fancy GUI (Graphic User Interface) for Kontakt version.
- Optimized file size.
- Optimized Renoise .xrni files.
- Smaller memory footprint.
- 5 Kontakt patches (Full Kontakt 4.2.4. or newer required).
- 5 Renoise .XRNI patches.
- 5 SF2 patches.
- 241 files, 150Mbytes (zipped).
The sample library is available for $10 USD.
More information: StrayWorx / TeH Fl0ppy
New Sound Lab has announced NSL012 Floppy Drives, a sound library featuring recordings of seven computer disk drives: two 3.5″ floppy drives, one 5.25″ floppy drive, three Zip drives, and one SuperDisk drive.
All drives were taken apart to access and manipulate the stepper/eject motors to create unique sounds. These range from electronic percussive bleeps and glitchy noises, to electromechanical motor movements.
An Arduino UNO microcontroller board was connected to one of the 3.5″ floppy drives, allowing precise control of the drive’s stepper motor via custom software code. A midi keyboard was interfaced to the system, giving the ability to control the back-and-forth movement of the read/write heads via notes on the keyboard. This esentially turned the drive into an instrument, producing a new set of sounds not existing in the drive’s normal functions.
Sounds were captured using a pair of induction coil pickups, Barcus Berry contact mics, and a Sanken CSS-5 shotgun microphone, into a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
Floppy Drives features
- 665 sounds in 155 Broadcast Wave files at 24bit – 192khz (135 mono / 20 stereo).
- Library size is 1.2 GB.
- All files are organized and tagged with metadata, compatible with Pro Tools, Audiofinder, Soundminer and other sound library management software Metadata.
- PDF included.
The sound library is available to purchase for $45 USD.
More information: New Sound Lab / Floppy Drives