Video: Recording analog audio to a floppy disk

How cool is this? My friends and I have fun tinkering with audio gear every once in a while, but this awesome hack is beyond anything I would have thought up. By taking apart a drive, mating it with a tape recorder, and doing a few other really cool things, this talented hacktress has made 3.5″ floppies capable of holding about 15 seconds of analog audio.

Due to the the way the thing is writing, there’s bleed between the tracks, so you hear stuff from a second behind, a second ahead, etc. The effect is really freaky; she plays “Still Alive” and it’s just recognizable. With something a little simpler, maybe a single instrument, it’d be killer.

[via Hack a Day]