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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”.

Recording "Moments Not Worth Remembering"



One of the songs on the upcoming record is a solo acoustic tune recorded “live”. Most songs are recorded in layers – drums, then bass, then guitars, etc. – but this song was record with just Ryan and a guitar… and a lot of mics. Here are some photos!




The Mando-Guitar



Our song Leaves uses a really cool instrument called a Mando-Guitar. It’s not rock ‘n roll to look at but it has a haunting sound that’s unlike anything else.