Mellotron 400FX

SPECIFICATIONS

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Dimensions W x H x D86 x 86 x 56 cm
Weigh55 kg

The 400FX is a scaled-down version of the FX Console, in the form of an M400.

It came with 12 tape frames, each with 105 sounds, one per track (35 x 3 = 105).
All 12 frames include the entire sound bank (1260 sounds) included in the FX Console.
Most of the sounds were arranged to form a sequence by playing the adjacent keys. For example, for the sound of a car: slamming of the door, starting, engine idling, engine noise while driving …

The control panel includes the following settings:

  • General Volume
  • Headphone Volume
  • Pitch Control
  • Track Selector

The wooden cabinet is gray BBC.

The 400FX is equipped with an SMS-2 servo card and has a balanced output.

PHOTOS

400FX #FX4/103

Photos: Ryo Sekine

DOCUMENTATION

Mellotron 400FX Brochure

SOUND LIST

AircraftCrowdsInsectsTelephone
AnimalsDoorsMarineTraffic
BabiesFootstepsMotor VehiclesWar
BellsFightingOfficeWater
BirdsFiresPrisonWeather
ClocksHouseholdSportsMiscellaneous Groups
CrashesIndustrialTrains