This choir just transcribed and performed the sound of a 1990s dial-up modem

9 May 2016, 13:50

The sound of a dial-up modem in 1998 - it's now a piece of classical music

In the days before broadband, Facebook and YouTube, the internet had a sound - and every ICQ-messaging, Alta-Vista searching, MySpace updating surfer knew it so well. 

Here's the sound that your dial-up modem used to make before you hit that super-sweet 56Kbps.

Fellow music geeks over at Touchpress - Classical Music Reimagined were clearly feeling a little nostalgic from the pre-millennium sonic icon. They painstakingly transcribed the modem's sound and performed it as choral music.

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