Sunday, 23 August 2015

Weird Noises Emerge From A Frankenstein Cassette-Tape Keyboard

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The Mellotron is a keyboard hooked up to analog tape. Press a key and the instrument plays a corresponding section of sound on the tape. It's the original sampler, popularized by the Beatles, the Moody Blues and a handful of other bands in the 1960s and '70s.

And now, it's back with a modern twist. The Crudman, from Brooklyn's Crudlabs, isn't exactly a Mellotron, but it operates similarly by connecting a keyboard to a hacked Walkman. You could even call them polyphonic sprees, if you're feeling saucy.

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