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!
Note: Requires the FULL retail version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or later (NOT Compatible with the free Kontakt player)
80% off ‘Floppytron Synth + Expansion’ by Sampleso
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.
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!
The Effects Morpher
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
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.
Floppytron EXPANSION PACK!
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.
80% off ‘Floppytron Synth + Expansion’ by Sampleso
What 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
- 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
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Normally €45 – get it at 80% off before it’s gone!
- 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, 4GB RAM (6GB RAM recommended).
- Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 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."
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!"
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."
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."
Kontakt Hub User
Lloyd – :
This is a very unique instrument, unlike anything else really. I just love the sound of these presets and what they inspire for me.
A total no-brainer at this price. I recommend that you grab it, and have some fun, and then think up clever ways to incorporate it into some of your music!
Jonathan – :
It’s amazing that this is an instrument that can inspire your creativity with totally original sounds sourced from a floppy drive. A must have synth that can be used for a number of styles.
MrJimX – :
Thanks for all the great sounds. I just wanted to take advantage of this interesting promotion to have other new sounds. But once I started testing “the beast” in Kontakt, ho la, la! I was delighted! With all the possible modifications in addition … There is really plenty to do! I rarely have the time to leave notes on the products I buy, but here, bravo to the designers, it’s dazzling! And thank you also vstbuzz.com !!!
Artistically. #MrJimX ????
Ignacio – :
Just 30 min. after using it and it’s truly an unique and weird (in a good way) instrument,
It has a lot of customizable options but the presets are a really good starting point,
Definitely something you could find on a song from “The Algorithm”.
Roberto – :
Amazing instrument with so many possibilities. Love it! It is great for both melodic and rhythmic parts.
James – :
very cool synth at a very cool price … gives you something you don’t get in other packages so it will definitely find a use … definitely not same old same old … having tons of funs already … will keep me up late no doubt … definitely recommend giving it a spin (particularly at this price) … can spice up anything you already have … cheers!
Dave – :
Something quite unique and interesting with plenty of potential for both rhythm and even melody and at a great price!
Sheldon – :
Don’t be fooled by the price. This Floppytron Synth has really great samples and FX that you will enjoy playing with for hours.
John – :
Now this is an absolutely unique product. It’s not replaceable. You either love the style/genre it generates or you don’t. But it’s rich-rich-rich. The presets are amazing. And the slicing of the samples is a true time saver and an inspirational tool to get grooves and ideas rolling! I highly recommend it!
Frank – :
I bought it because of the price and wanted something a little bit different! It definitely fits into several genres and I’ve already used it on a couple of new compositions. A nice add that is unique and very usable!
Robert – :
It is interesting. Kind of like a rough around the edge synth rompler. The UI does feel dated and the functionality is a little clunky. For the price here it is good.