Teaching Old Disks New Tricks: 8 Floppy Drives Play 'Ghostbusters'

By Alessandra Ram

In an ode to obsolete technology, Anand Jain uses floppy disk drives to create a variation on the popular theme from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. This video is one of a four-part series featuring floppy-inspired music. Not all music works for the project, however. Jain is careful not to pick songs that go above five octaves, or ones with extremely low, long notes. He describes his production process in more detail here

For more videos by Anand Jain, visit the YouTube channel.

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