Mellotron sessions with Anita Morte

September 12, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Another great film by Martin Gustafsson. This is from the sessions at Roth Händle with swedish band Anima Morte.

Sidenotes:

A major advantage of using tape strips, as opposed to tape loops or cassettes is that the Mellotron can reproduce the attack and decay of the instruments recorded on the tape.

A consequence of the eight second limit on the duration of each note is that if one wants to play chords that last longer than eight seconds, one must release different notes in sequence in a process that has been compared to a spider crawling across the keyboard.

The earlier MKI and MKII models contained two side-by-side keyboards: The right keyboard accessed 18 “lead/instrument” sounds such as strings, flutes, and brass; The left keyboard played pre-recorded musical rhythm tracks in various styles.

The tape banks for the later, lighter-weight M400 models contain only three selectable sounds including (typically) strings, cello, and an eight-voice choir. The sound on each individual tape piece was recorded at the pitch of the key to which it was assigned. To make up for the fewer sounds available, the M400 tapes came in a removable frame that allowed for relatively quick changes to new racks of sounds.

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