Recovery Child

The Mellotron

A mellotron is one of the coolest instruments ever made. It’s a keyboard that’s considered to be the first sampler and was made famous on The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields”. They’re pretty rare to come by now because of how delicate they are, however, we used a software version (GForce’s M-Tron) which worked really well.

We used a mellotron on our first album On Being And The Affect for the strings in the closing song “Weaker Than”. The mellotron’s strings are more haunting that real strings, which is more appropriate for our music. On our new record we used the mellotron even more. Here’s a clip of us using the mellotron’s flute sound (a la “Strawberry Fields”), on our song “Live It Out”.

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