Early experiments in data sonification with a FDD (and string quartet)

30.04.2021

In my previous posts I’ve been exploring my transformation of a Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) into an audio sampler. One interesting discovery I made was the FDD samplers ability to sonify floppy disks that hold data. In my post here I briefly presented a sonification of a floppy disk alongside…

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A pitch-based reading of a FDD

25.11.2020

As part of my current PhD studies I’m working towards developing new compositional techniques through the repurposing of redundant electronic music technologies. I’ve posted about my latest work turning a Floppy Disc Drive (FDD) into an audio sampler. This ongoing project will have more updates soon but in the meantime…

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Floppy Disk Sampler (Part 1)

11.11.2020

tl;dr – Scroll to the bottom to hear some weird and wonderful FDD sampling sounds! In my previous post I unpacked the idea behind using a floppy disk drive (FDD) as a crude sampler. My early experiments yielded some really interesting results, especially finding out that the compression/expansion of audio…

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The Floppy Disk Drive and the Phonogene

14.07.2020

I’ve long been fascinated by the analogue mediums, such as magnetic audio tape; my creative practice often utilises a medium’s inherent qualities as a means of defining a listening situation — see ENDLESS PRESENT. For instance, with audio tape, the basic act of looping or changing the tape speed elicits…

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