Mellotron M400

This Mellotron is owned by my friend Archer. Lucky for me he keeps it at Mayfair and has for many many years now. It has the standard bank of tapes with flutes, cellos, and strings. It has a weak motor so no more than four keys can be pressed at the same time or you will over tax the motor and the tuning with drag which in itself is a great sound. It is a very physical instrument and you can mess with it a bit to get different sounds. You can toggle between two settings for a sort of mix of sounds. You can also let the tape run all the way to the end for a nice sound. It is hard to sit down at a Mellotron and not sound like 'Strawberry Fields Forever' or 'Cashmere'.