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The Mellotron: A Keyboard with the Power of an Orchestra (1965) - British Pathé film

gentlegreen

Bulla liberali in perpetuum.
I always assumed they were loops !
You'd have thought they might have used 4 track heads rather than mechanically moving them all ...
 

farmerbarleymow

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I always assumed they were loops !
You'd have thought they might have used 4 track heads rather than mechanically moving them all ...
Giving the innards of the machine, wouldn't the tapes wear out fairly quickly? Exposed to air and mechanical stress - can't be good for them.
 

gentlegreen

Bulla liberali in perpetuum.
Giving the innards of the machine, wouldn't the tapes wear out fairly quickly? Exposed to air and mechanical stress - can't be good for them.
They could still stop and start them ...

I'm guessing Laurie Anderson may have been inspired by the mellotron ...
 
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