Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Mellotron
From: Neil Durant (lists_AT_sphere3.co.uk)
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 04:41:45 EEST
> The original mellotron had 6 feet of tape played at 7.5 ips (about 9.6
> seconds of play per note) with 35 keys that'd be about 5 and a half
> minutes of sampled sound... how big would that be?
9.6 seconds per note sounds a bit optimistic, and a bit overly precise!!!
My Mellotron M400 notes typically last between 7-8 seconds, and they're all
slightly different in length!
I must get round to sampling mine some time - I have the following sounds
on two tape racks:
Incidentally, would there be any copyright issues sampling the Mellotron
tapes and redistributing? After all they're recordings like anything else.
-- Neil Durant <lists_AT_sphere3.co.uk>
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