Combined Choir – A vast compelling ensemble of men, ladies and boys going AHH!
Cor Anglais – Gorgeous reedy gentleness.
Cymbals & Marimba – An odd and rare selection of percussiveness for the bottom 5 notes before a gentle, rumbling lo-fi marimba.
12 Violins – The origin of these edgy violin recordings is unclear but we think they originated at Strawberry Studios and may well have been organised by Mr. Godfrey of The Enid fame. Of course, this could just be two spherical objects in a bag!
Fairlight Arr – Instantly recognisable, a popular Fairlight preset. All 4 bit and grundgy.
Fairlight Sax – Another famous Fairlight voice that fits nicely in the mellotron canon.
Italian Accordion – Just right for advertising a new deep pan pizza with a Snickers bar in the crust.
Lowrey Thru Leslie – A wonderfully cheesey organ.
M300B Violins – A gem! This is a solo violin recording which can best be heard on Watching and Waiting by the Moodies. Very warm and melancholic.
M400 Vibes – A bright recording with good attack to each and every note with a gentle vibrato. A classic.
Male Choir – Four gentlemen in unison down the Dog and Doublet toilets.
Medieval Woodwind – Bassoon, Oboe, Flute and Clarinet summoning up memories of plague, famine and pestilence, Shakespearian style. No crumhorns were injured.
Miller Brass – Dear old Glenn, who successfully transplanted saxophones with clarinets and gave birth to THAT sound. This is a mellotronic tribute.
Moog© Trumpet – A Minimoog farting after one too many lagers.
Oboe – A Tangerine Dream fave. Just check out Rubycon. Very effective for a lead line but a chordal cluster sounds like traffic jam in Milan.
Orchestra – A Les Bradley mix and one of many probably as Les used to do these on the fly when requested. We just happen to have this one documented for all time.
Pinder Smooth Organ – The lovely Mike Pinder used to create fabulous pitch slides with this warm and evocative sound. You will hear it used in this way on many of the core 7 Moody Blues albums.
Rhodes© – Not that well known, this is a strangely effective and compelling Rhodes rendition from the output of our Skellotron.
String Section No Cello – This is the old String Section after a calorie controlled diet having shed some weight. Powerful nonetheless.
Ted Taylor Choir – This is a weird recording that lacks clarity from the start but if you want a dense vocal sound deep in the mix, this could be the very thing for you.
MKII Violins – THE MOST FAMOUS SOUND EVER! This is why you all love Mellotrons. This is why we are here. This is why you are reading this now. If there was one sound that defines all our obsessions with the ‘Tron, this is it.
Trombone – In Britain back in the ’60s we had a TV celebrity named George Chisholm. He was a comedy trombonist. Try pitching that to an executive at the BBC. George was also a celebrated jazz musician and this is his trombone rasping down a microphone circa 1963. Listen to Bungalow Bill and Flying by the Beatles, whoever they were!
Two Trombones & Trumpets – George Chisholm again, doubled. The trumpet player remains incognito.
Viola – A very close miked Viola. A little too close maybe. Maybe the engineer and the player were having a fling. we’ll never know but a very useful recording came out of their sordid affair.