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August 22nd, 2018, 04:27 AM

This video demos new music written for the MITS Altair using RF Interference to play music over the AM Radio.

Steve Dompier's May 1975 People's Computer Company newsletter article Music of a Sort (republished in Dr. Dobbs Feb 1976) describes how one would generate music with a MITS Altair by using the CPU and RAM to generate tones that could be received over an AM radio. The goal of this project is to experiment with ways to automate the use of this program by creating a "jukebox" interface that can be used from a period-appropriate terminal to play various musical selections.

For more info and technical info how-to:

Song list
This Land is your Land
El Condor Pasa
You are my Sunshine
In the Mood
Star Wars
Fool on the Hill

Video of Songs Playing