Music Performances from dot matrix printers! This group is l ooking for some old printers

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Fri Aug 4 12:42:44 2000

> > And I'm sure you've all heard the Commodore Drive Music program that
> > plays music by banging the 1541 disk drive's heads around. It's a
> > remarkable rendition of "Daisy, Daisy" :-)

> I was mezmerized by that when I first heard it back in 1987 or so. I
> played it over and over and over again.
> I was inspired to come up with a similar program on the Apple but all I
> could manage to make the Disk ][ drive exude were burps and farts.

The unfortunate thing is that it doesn't work very well on all Commodore
15x1 drives. On 1541Cs (white case) it is quieter, quieter still on 1571s,
virtually inaudible on 1541-IIs (little white case with external power
supply) and of course won't run at all on 1581s. ;-) So, to appreciate this
amazing hack, run it on a real brown 1541 for the highest, uh, fidelity.

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