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Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:08 pm

The end of Marvin Gaye's 'Mercy, mercy me' has an operatic type voice which according to the net comes from a Mellotron (or Chamberlin I guess, as it is in America). Does anyone recognise them from any sample set?

Video kicks in at 2:43 and the vocals play just after it.

https://youtu.be/efiDnHS3fzk?t=2m43s
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Re: Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby The Elf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 pm

I'm pretty sure that must be the solo female voice. I'm not at my Mellotron right now, but I'll check in a little while...
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Re: Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks Elf. Not sure any sample set I have has that, but then the sets I have all seem to be string, choir and flute really.
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Re: Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:06 pm

Here is a crap video of the Chamberlin female voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-uvOKN5hd8
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Re: Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby The Elf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:16 pm

Yep, definitely Chamberlain 'Female Solo Voice'.

If you have a part that needs it, rough it up with something, send me a MIDI file and I'll run it through my 'tron and send you the audio back. Mine is the 4000D, so a bit more friendly than the machines of old! :lol:
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Re: Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby desmond » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:19 pm

Richie Royale wrote:The end of Marvin Gaye's 'Mercy, mercy me' has an operatic type voice which according to the net comes from a Mellotron (or Chamberlin I guess, as it is in America). Does anyone recognise them from any sample set?

I listened to the multitracks :shh: :tongue: and there are two voices doing that part at the end - one track is indeed an obvious Mellotron patch (I didn't check my M-Tron Pro library but I'm sure Elf will have it correct), and there is a second track of a real female vocal doing ooh backing vocals, but this is lower in the mix I'm sure...

Edit: Yep, M-Tron Pro has it in the Chamberlin section of the presets... although it's tuned properly, remastered and sounds rather more polite than the tracked version...
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Re: Mellotron Opera sounds

Postby Richie Royale » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:41 pm

Thanks gents. I shall have a look and see if it is in any of my libraries. I have an EMU CD Rom that had a number of Mellotron samples and I have the UVI Mello, but I don't think it is on the latter.

I don't need it urgently (or ever, who knows!), but thank you very much for the offer Mr Elf. :)
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