MATRIXSYNTH: Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Old School Computer Remix

Friday, April 17, 2009

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Old School Computer Remix

YouTube via bd594.

Also see Funkytown!

via bd594:
"I want to thankyou for commenting on one of my You Tube Videos "Funkytown" your blog was instrumental. Please note I created another Video that I think your readers may enjoy. I think you will find the use of HP Scanjet scanner as the vocals as WOW. Intially I tried to get 4 scanners for each vocal track in Bohemain Rhapsody but this equipment is getting harder to find. I had to record the HP scanner four seperate times to represent each vocal track. I hope you enjoy and thank you for your kind words."

video description
"There are millions of computers sitting idle at home using fantom electricity. Let's see where all that power is going. This is dedicated to all fans of Queen and hey let's not forget about Mike Myers and Dana Carvey of Wayne's World.
Please note no effects or sampling was used. What you see is what you hear (does that even make sense?)
Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound
Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as lead guitar
8 Inch Floppy Disk as Bass
3.5 inch Harddrive as the cymbal
HP ScanJet 3C was used for all vocals. Please note I had to record the HP scanner 4 seperate times for each voice. I tried to buy 4 HP scanners but for some reason sellers on E-Bay expect you to pay $80-$100, I got mine for $30.

To quote Ben Rogerson "The old computer parts version of Bohemian Rhapsody is surely only weeks away".

Yes, I agree but what was suppose to take weeks took me months"


  1. So charming!! This is what Wall-E will play for EVE on their next date. :)

  2. This is mind boggling. The focus required for this...

  3. Whoa. A scanner doing the vocals? Genius!

  4. Brilliant! Thanks for making my night.

  5. Great ! I find it by a friend on Facebook and I'll put in my Revue of Bloguer ou ne pas bloguer on to night. []
    Gilles for Olivier SC

  6. Are you in the employ of David Lynch?

  7. Listening to this has been one of the finest 6 minutes of my life. Just fantastic

  8. this is great. how did you think of this?????????????????

  9. That was amazing, it just got better and better, the easy come easy go bit was genius!



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