Obsolete Gadgets Play 'House of the Rising Sun'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

A YouTube user named BD594 created this amazing rendition of "The House of the Rising Sun" using old machines as instruments, with "absolutely no sampling or audio effects."

The featured electronics are listed in the YouTube description:

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 

Two years ago, BD594's version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" made waves:

For more videos by BD594, visit his YouTube channel.

Via Laughing Squid and Engadget.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/12/obsolete-gadgets-play-house-of-the-rising-sun/249628/