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Jamming With A Reel-To-Reel Mellotron Thing

Sunday Synth Jam: Wouter van Veldhoven shared this live performance with a custom ‘reel-to-reel Mellotron thing’.

van Veldhoven notes, “Used a bunch of old tape-recorders to make a mellotron-like instrument, basically just switching the motors on and off. It’s a bit bulky but effective and has a really nice portamento-like effect as a result of the flywheels.”