Introduction

We’re in the sixties. Imagine a keyboard that is able to reproduce the sounds of violins, flutes, or a brass section; a machine which is totally polyphonic, at a time when digital technology does not exist yet, and when the only available keyboards are pianos, organs and the first monophonic synthesizers. A forerunner of modern-day […]

Bibliography

Mellotron – The Machine and the Musicians that Revolutionised RockNick AwdeEd. Desert Hearts592 pages Collection of testimonies from several famous musicians who used the Mellotron (Tony Banks, Mike Pinder, Ian McDonald, John Wetton…) as well as the first demonstrator Geoff Unwin and John Bradley and Martin Smith of Streetly Electronics. The Mellotron BookFrank SamagaioEd. Artistpro.com250 […]

Audio

Complements Sampledelica! The History of the Mellotron – BBC Radio 4 Mellotron Story narrated by Rick Wakeman