DSF Cakewalk Sound Center Mellotron

Cakewalk Sound Center Expansion Pack

Cakewalk Sound Center is included with Music Creator and Sonar X.

The Mellotron was an innovative tape-based keyboard instrument which became a trademark sound of '70s progressive rock bands. Under each key is an 8 second length of magnetic tape which is moved past a playback head whenever the key is pressed. When the key is released, the tape is pulled back to its starting position by a spring. Since each sound is produced by a linear piece of tape rather than an endless loop, the Mellotron can reproduce the characteristic attack phase of an instrument such as a violin. Early Mellotron’s had long tapes divided into six separate sections, each with three tracks, which could select different sounds. Motor driven rollers shuttled the tapes back and forth to select one of these six “stations”. The Mellotron Mark II had two keyboards of 35 notes each for a total of 1260 separate recordings inside the box! The Mellotron was based on an earlier instrument, the Chamberlin, invented by Harry Chamberlin in 1948. Original price: approx. $2500.00

Cakewalk Sound Center Mellotron Instrument Listing

Boys & Females
Boys & Flutes
Boys & Men
Boys & Violins
Boys Choir
Brass & Choirs
Brass & Flutes
Female Choir & Flutes
Female Choir
Full Choir
Male & Female Choir
Male Choir & Flutes
Male Choir & Violins
Male Choir
Tron Brass
Tron Flutes
Tron Violins
Violins & Choirs
Violins & Flutes
Violins Brass Choirs
Violins Brass Flutes