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Post by accordion squeezist » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:27 am

I'm sure it would be possible to record multiple passes of cheesy low strings, cheesy hi strings and whatnot on your Yamaha to develop a composite acceptable cheesy mellotron track. Might even be fun. Good luck.

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Post by vvv » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:10 am

Now that's a ver' 8) suggestion!
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Post by WillMorgan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 am

Not what you need but I think it is interesting that someone makes an iPhone smart phone app that emulates the Mellotron.
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Post by vvv » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:23 pm

WillMorgan wrote:Not what you need but I think it is interesting that someone makes an iPhone smart phone app that emulates the Mellotron.
Might be good for those long, stoned cab-rides home ... :twisted:
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Post by Rob Coates » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:15 pm

Roland XP-10 has an excellent Mellotron sample, and they are dirt cheap used.
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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:16 pm

WillMorgan wrote:Not what you need but I think it is interesting that someone makes an iPhone smart phone app that emulates the Mellotron.
It's quite good too. I've used it on a number of records and no-one was the wiser.

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Post by cgarges » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:28 am

Jeff White wrote:Though it is NOT a physical all-in-one keyboard and engine, I cannot say enough great things about the Roland Keyboards of the '60s & '70s Expansion Board.
I specifically bought an XP-30 for this exact use several years ago.

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Post by Jeff White » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:20 am

cgarges wrote:
Jeff White wrote:Though it is NOT a physical all-in-one keyboard and engine, I cannot say enough great things about the Roland Keyboards of the '60s & '70s Expansion Board.
I specifically bought an XP-30 for this exact use several years ago.

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Nice! Just checked it out. Didn't even realize that Roland made this thing. Awesome amount of expansion and sounds.

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Post by cgarges » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:34 am

Jeff White wrote:Nice! Just checked it out. Didn't even realize that Roland made this thing. Awesome amount of expansion and sounds.
Yeah, there's a lot of really great, really useful sounds, especially in the expansion cards. The coolest thing they made around that time was the V-Combo, but I think those are a little harder to find.

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Post by CraigS63 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:01 am

Just invested $2 in the iPhone app, it seems to have the "Strawberry Fields" intro flute sound, so I'm good. I don't know if the "Bungalow Bill" flamenco guitar sound is available anywhere, that might be amusing once.

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Post by lysander » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:38 am

M-Tron Pro has the guitar tape they used on Bungalow Bill. I thought that was George Harrison for the longest time, with a heaping helping of cognitive dissonance.

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Post by CraigS63 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:56 pm

lysander wrote:M-Tron Pro has the guitar tape they used on Bungalow Bill. I thought that was George Harrison for the longest time, with a heaping helping of cognitive dissonance.
Just found it on my app, it's in the MkII Trombone patch, the lowest G note. Fun stuff!

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