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The Melloman – DIY Mellotron

Mellotronwalkman The Melloman, uses Walkmans and cassette tapes to play original Mellotron samples, or whatever cassette tapes you want to put in. Inside the box, there are 14 continuously running Walkmans mounted side by side. The first Walkman is designated for drums, and the next 13 provide sampled loops for 25 notes. [via] Link.

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  1. So is the foam padding going to be enough to really shield the magnetic field created by the speakers?

    Also, what is used to keep the laptop playing? I know that most laptops go to sleep and won’t function when the lid’s closed, due to overheating issues. Is there some setting you can change to not make it sleep?

  2. It’s not due to overheating issues, tis merely because thats the way it is. I’ve changed mine no to do that, in linux and XP

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