Machine playing instruments

Who would have thought that machines could ‘play’ instruments. PureTune used an Atari 800XL (organ), HP Scanjet 3P (vocals), Texas Instrument Ti-99/4A (guitar) and a hard-drive powered by a microcontroller (bass drum and cymbal) to create his own version of the famous US folk song  The house of the rising sun.

The house of the rising sun has been recorded by several singers, including Nina Simone and Bob Dylan; however, the British rock band The Animals recorded in 1964 what can be considered the most famous version. The song has been reinterpreted since, this time around we could say that it is blending technology and folk.

 

 

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  1. When is the album being released?

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