80% off ‘Floppytron Synth + Expansion’ by Sampleso

80% off ‘Floppytron Synth + Expansion’ by Sampleso

Sampleso are proud to present their unique take on the classic musical floppy drive, FLOPPYTRON + EXPANSION.

Inspired by YouTube videos featuring floppy drives playing classic tunes from movies and video games, this basic yet complicated concept creates an instrument unlike anything else! This product requires the full version of Kontakt!


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A Floppy Drive Made Musical – Unique Rhythmic Madness with 100 Presets!

This instrument is a true testament to Sampleso’s dedication to give their users the most unique and special instruments, so you can 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 Sampleso to create an instrument unlike anything else ever seen before, including some features that are guaranteed to upgrade your productions, and spark your creativity!

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A Brief History Of The Musical Floppy Drive

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.

In June 2008, a video of a floppy disk playing the “Imperial March” from Star Wars” was featured on Hack A Day, Today & Tomorrow, Think Artificial, Buzzfeed and Make Magazine.

The following year, artist Mike Kohn launched a section on his personal site to exhibit his floppy drive music work, featuring Bach’s Invention 13.

Since then, hundreds of different videos and tutorials have been posted all over the internet showing their floppy drive music creations and sharing coding tutorials to create your own playable floppy drive.

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100+ Inspiring Presets & Total Control Of Your Sound In One Stylish Package!


Sampleso have 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 Sampleso implemented the samples onto their 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.

All the controls in the main interface can be assigned a MIDI CC with a simple right-click.


Select a preset from the 100+  that Sampleso designed or create and save your own presets.

Filter your preset search by sections, tags, and category.

The preset menu also lets you preview each preset while loading it.


This exclusive feature lets you sync the floppy engine cycles to your host’s tempo. This gives the instrument such an amazing rhythmic effect, you won’t want to turn it off!

Shape, Sequence & Mangle Your Creations To Your Hearts Content!

“Floppytron” comes with a selection of incredibly useful features designed to help you get the most out the instrument and spark your creativity.

With these tools you can take the basic sounds and manipulate them in an almost endless number of ways until you have a sound that is uniquely yours!


Floppytron features the same signature Effects Morpher as Sampleso’s other libraries. This brilliant section lets you create complex sounds and modulations which otherwise won’t be possible in any other way.


The step sequencer, as opposed to conventional ones, will control Volume, Pan, Distortion, Filter cutoff and Resonance in a step sequencer fashion, giving you more ways to shape your sounds.


Almost every parameter and knob value can be stored in a keyswitch. This lets you enjoy 7 states of your instrument that can be as subtle or dramatically different from one another. Further enhancing this amazing instrument’s capabilities.

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Do you like the ‘Floppytron’? Do you want more presets in it? Sampleso have saved some of their greatest Floppytron presets for this essential expansion.

The amazing part about the Floppytron Expansion is that every single preset is so usable. So, by adding in this expansion to your instrument, you’ll have a huge variety of go-to sounds!

This pack includes 50 New Presets.

Learn more about “Floppytron” in the Manual HERE.

So What Exactly Can I Do With “Floppytron Synth”?

With “Floppytron”, Sampleso have excelled themselves by taking a simple idea that started life as a YouTube curio, stretching to it’s absolute limits through modern sampling technology.

The sheer amount of shaping and FX combinations that are possible within this Kontakt based library lend it to many interesting and varied musical uses in such genres as:

  • 8-bit chip tunes
  • Pop
  • Electronica
  • Sound Design

The possibilities are almost limitless!

Note: Requires FULL retail version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or later, NOT Compatible with the free Kontakt player.

'Floppytron Synth + Expansion' by Sampleso

80% off 'Floppytron Synth + Expansion' by Sampleso

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  • 80% off the normal price (normally €45)!
  • 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.
  • Floppytron Expansion includes 50 additional presets!
  • 18 FX included.
  • 300mb zip file.
  • Note: Requires the FULL retail version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or later, NOT Compatible with the free Kontakt player.
  • Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended).
  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM.
  • Perfect for Electronica, Pop, 8-bit chip tunes, Sound Design and much, much more!

What People Think About 80% off ‘Floppytron Synth + Expansion’ by Sampleso

  • "The Floppytron Synth is every “bit” a joy to work with. Inspiring and full of surprises it is easy to hit the ground running thanks to the many presets that are built in, and advanced tweaking and customization options. This instrument is a great addition to any composition arsenal."

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  • "Innovative sounds. Excellent, well-designed Kontakt interface. Includes some really nice features like the Beats sync engine."

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    Stephen Downs

    Stephen Downs

    Kontakt Hub User

  • "This product is brilliant! The sounds are great, and the sound manipulation options are really deep. One of the best deals out there, even at full price. Highly, highly recommended!"

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    Chris O'Brien

    Chris O'Brien

    Kontakt Hub User

  • "This is wonderful! Love how unique and usable it is. Such an interesting source, yet it is so playable and has a great tone. You can tell a lot of time has been spent tweaking the sounds. I have not even bothered with settings much since they sound so great out of the box."

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    Erick McNerney

    Erick McNerney

    Kontakt Hub User

  • "This is not the only instrument to use floppy drives as an original sample source but it sure seems to blow everything else out of the water and, along the way, incorporate a lot of sounds, rhythm, versatility and features. Worth more than the full price and no-brainers when on sale. My major complaint: You can end up having too much fun with FloppyTron."

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    Stan Borek

    Stan Borek

    Kontakt Hub User