mellotron sampler?

Jason Maston jmaston at
Tue Mar 28 22:16:31 CEST 2000

I've seen Bill Laswell do this as well.  Worked like a charm.


At 01:00 PM 3/28/00 -0500, ScotFraser at wrote:
>In a message dated 3/27/2000 9:00:30 PM, t02e at writes:
><<I know this is way impractical, but I have plans to build a massive 
>sequencer & sampler that runs off of lots of relays and tape decks with 
>rec/play heads and looped tape.  I have two questions:
>whats the minimal amount of circuitry I need to make a device that can 
>convert a normal audio signal to the signal that a record head needs, and 
>converts what a play head reads back to another standard audio signal? Does 
>this involve complicated processing? or are tape heads pretty simple 
>That's definitely the hard way. An easier, but much less flexible approach is 
>that taken by, I think, a guy in Cabaret Voltaire. He had a bank of Sony 
>Walkmans sitting on a table with the Play/Pause buttons facing up. He played 
>this like a keyboard, unpausing & repausing deftly. The cassettes were 
>prerecorded noises & loops.
>Scott Fraser

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