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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PhD Studies

19.05.2020

So I’m back where it all began. In 2007 I started my Bachelor of Music degree in Composition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and now I’m back, commencing as a PhD candidate, but with a twist. My research lies in discarded audio technology: cassette players, floppy disk drives, old…

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