The Minitron was an early sampling / looping system that could trigger 48 independent voices of tape based sounds. Utilizing an array of six 8-track tape cartridges loaded with 1/4" analog tape. The Minitron assigned each of the audio tracks to its own key on the 48 keys slide-out keyboard mounted below. The Minitron had several features that made it more advanced than the Mellotron. The most prominent features were the Minitron's ability to play sounds longer in length, continuous