Inside a Mellotron: a Closer Look at an Enigmatic Instrument

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  • November 28, 2017

Alison Stout of Bell Tone Synth Works has restored a 1976 Mellotron M400 and has given us a closer look at the inner workings of the famous yet ethereal instrument.
 

The Mellotron was immortalised on many recordings of the 1960s and 70s. Alison Stout explains the mechanics of a model that she restored.

In the video, Stout explains how the functions of the device, switching between the flute, violin and cello tones. She goes on to explain in some detail the electronic components and the fascinating mechanics and tape based tone generation of the instrument.

Check out the Bell Tone Synth Works blog for more information.

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