Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Mellotron
From: Mark Knecht (mknecht_AT_controlnet.com)
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 01:38:53 EEST
> It should be really easy to come up with a great mellotron sample set
> (since it's essentially a sampled instrument). But I think having a
> nice long keypress (4 seconds) would make it much easier.
Just as a point of reference the original Mellotron had 8 second
tapes, I believe. Also, when those tapes ran out there was no loop. You
get to the end of the tape and you just get no more sound. Playing a
Mellotron is an experience in learning to manage this by letting go of
individual keys in a chord and replaying them so that you don't have the
whole chord go away abruptly.
Anyway, if you create loops from Mellotron samples you're no longer
playing a Mellotron! ;-)
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