Do sound cards work with the micro?
No, sound cards only work with units from the M4000D series (M4000D Mini, M4000D Rack and M4000D Regular).
How do I get a manual for my unit?
Register your product and we will send you a manual specific for your Mellotron. If you have already emailed firstname.lastname@example.org for your manual, you DO NOT need to fill out the registration form.
Can I connect a MIDI controller to my digital Mellotron?
Yes, all digital Mellotrons come with 5 Pin DIN MIDI I/O.
Can I somehow get more octaves?
The Mellotron library consists mostly of sets of 37 sampled notes (F to F). The instruments in the M4000D series (M4000D, Mini and Rack) have a High/Low switch. This can be used to drop the samples one or two octaves by running the playback at half or quarter speed.
Do the samples loop?
Most do not because the Mellotron playback system did not loop, and our digital versions emulate this playback. We do have samples of optical playback systems on our expansion cards. Those loop, just like the original instruments from the 70s.
Real Mellotrons have tapes. Why do you call these Mellotrons if they don't have tapes?
'Mellotron' is a trademark that we own. Vintage Mellotrons and our MkVI and MkVII Mellotrons that we still manufacture have tapes. But technology does evolve and we are proud to provide a high-quality lossless digital playback of the original Mellotron master tapes in a modern keyboard instrument.
What's your cheapest unit?
The Micro. The Micro comes with 100 original Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds, MIDI in/out/thru, 1/4" sustain, headphone and master line out.
Why are your instruments so expensive?
Our instruments have been designed at the highest quality level and are very expensive to make. We hand build and assemble them in Sweden at western wages and health benefits.