|Developer||Sampleso / AGsoundtrax|
|Type / Tags||Kontakt InstrumentFloppy Disk DriveFloppy MusicfloppyTronKontakt 5|
- Extra wide Interface.
- Flat & Intuitive design.
- Sampled with high-end equipment.
- Exclusive beat sync engine.
- Unique Kontakt engine interface.
- Sampleso exclusive and inspiring effects Morpher.
- 2 LFO's and 2 advanced step sequencers.
- Advanced Key-switch function.
- More than 100 presets + presets easy tags navigation.
- 18 FX included.
Sampleso are proud to present our latest instrument, FLOPPYTRON.
This instrument is a true testament to our dedication to give our users the most unique and special instruments, so you could stand out and get a unique sound for your productions.
The Floppytron was inspired by YouTube videos featuring floppy drives playing classic tunes from movies and video games. This basic yet complicated concept lead us to create an instrument unlike anything else we've ever seen before, including some features that are guaranteed to upgrade your productions, and spark your creativity.
Our team has a custom built and programmed the circuit that converts MIDI information from a keyboard controller to the necessary information for the floppy drive to play a musical note. This circuit was based on an Arduino Uno and was coded specifically for this project.
The drive was carefully sampled using state of the art equipment, using acoustic techniques to give the instrument a bigger, fuller sound. After which we implemented the samples onto our signature custom Kontakt engine, and added some exclusive features to compliment the floppy drive sound, resulting in a one of a kind instrument that will definitely keep your creativity flowing.
While the true origin of floppy drive music is uncertain, we do know that one of the first videos on YouTube of a "singing" floppy drive was posted on September 16th, 2007.
The video features a Commodore 64 floppy playing "Daisy Bell" from a pre-programmed MIDI sequence. Since then hundreds of different videos and tutorials were posted all over the internet showing their floppy drive music creations and sharing coding tutorials to create your own playable floppy drive.