Here are some well known users of the M4000D:
Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Eels, Jackson Browne, Bruno Mars, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Sean Lennon, Brendan Benson (Raconteurs), Air, Kooks, Train, Elbow, Michael Beinhorn, Bob Rock, Raphael Saadiq, Peter Svensson (Cardigans), Kool Kojak, Dr Luke, Jeff Bhasker, Kanye West, Swedish House Mafia, Joaquin Phoenix, Pearl Jam, Opeth, Walter deBacker (Gotye), Noel Gallagher, Arlan Schierbaum (Joe Bonamassa), Max Martin, Shellback, Motorpsycho, Kaizers Orchestra, Brendan O'Brian, Teddybears Sthlm, Robyn, Omar Rodriguez (At the Drive-In, Mars Volta), Dawes, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Derek Sherinian, Jordan Rudess, Ben Tench, Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz & The Tantrums), Scott May, James Trussart, Kelley Stolz, Tom Petty, Rick Nowels (Lana del Rey), John McLain, Emile Haynie (Lana delRey), Samuel Fogarino (Interpol), Frederic Scamps (Johnny Haliday), Madame K, Frank Ocean, Reine Fiske (Dungen), Nicklas Barker (Anekdoten), Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers), Jonathan Wilson, Derry deBorja, (Jason Isbell), Finneas O'Connell (Billie Eilish), Wobbler, Rival Sons, Passion Pit, T Bone Burnett, Danger Mouse, Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Portishead. . .
A few of their kind words:
It arrived yesterday!!
Been in headphones all morning!
Man... I am in absolute love with this machine. LOVE the accuracy of the sounds..love the simplicity of everything..and it just looks perfect. Really great!
Needless to say - u will likely hear this all over the next Rival Sons record.
Looking forward to digging in to this more and more.
So are the other fellas.
Scott Holiday, Rival Sons
In the studio these days I rely more and more on software instruments but the M4000D Mellotron has become one of the few physical instruments that I want by my side. Its classic look and impeccably crafted traditional sounds are always inspiring to me. This is an instrument of the finest quality and it just feels right and sounds great.
Jordan Rudess, keyboardist Dream Theater
Received my mellotron today, what a beautiful
beautiful instrument! Can’t stop playing it.
Finneas O'Connell, producer and songwriter
Well, the verdict would be that your machine kicks the crap out of the memo to be honest. We have songs that used real strings, mellotron synths, flutes, etc... that never sounded "right" on the memo. They finally sound as intended and vivid. Very satisfied customers over here. (...) Looks like I might have some serious time to play with the coolest machine in the world! I can easily say that your product is superior to any mellotron "copy" or simulator I've ever used.
Brian Bridwell, Band of Horses
The coolest keyboard ever made! It's the one instrument I would take with me to a desert island.
Jason Schwartzman, actor
The Mellotron 400D is quite impressive. The sounds have great fidelity and dynamics but truly retain the character of the original tapes. It's great having tow banks to switch back and forth and to blend together. The added pitch control makes it great to fine tune sounds to the track. The audio quality is superb, the interface is easy and the Midi works very well.
Joe Chiccarelli, producer for Morrissey, Beck, + engineer for Frank Zappa, White Stripes, +
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