You can roughly call the Memotron from Berlin-based manufacturer Manikin Electronics a digital Mellotron. But unlike a VST instrument this is real hardware, so it is perfect for people who want to play Mellotron sounds on stage without the use of a PC or a sensitive original.
Not only the sound resembles of the original but also the look: the Memotron is housed in a classic white wooden casing and has 35 keys.
Furthermore the arrangement of the controls is the same as in the grand-daddy of all samplers.
A comprehensive sample library with high-quality sounds of various Mellotrons from the 60ies and the 70ies lets revive the sound of bands like the Beatles, Procol harum and other important artists of this era.
Sound can be loaded from CD via internal CD drive, arranged and combined in the unit and then stored on a compact flash card.
By using the half speed rocker switch you can read the samples with half speed, like a slow tape...
The A-B-C switch chooses one of three loaded sound or combinations.
Controls: volume, tone, pitch, A-B-C, half speed, data encoder.
87 x 40 x 10cm
About the manufacturer
Not just for their own brand Manikin electronic became a well known inventor of digital and hardware technology in the musical instruments branch. The Sequencer Schrittmacher and their brilliant Mellotrone-clone called Memotron became a classical tool on modern stages being played quite often by the most prominent artists in love with such sounds.