Mellotron owns all of the original Mellotron and Chamberlin tape masters, and is the exclusive provider of high-quality, remastered tapes for Mellotrons. Contact us with your choice sounds: 3 sounds for Mellotron, 8 sounds for Chamberlin M series.
Remember to specify the track selection. Track A and track C can mix with
track B only.
The Chamberlin M series has six selections of two sounds each. The guard band in between the two tracks (a and b) of the stereo heads skips one track of the 1/2 in. 8trk tape giving the following order:
1=Chamberlin Trk 6a
As you can see, tracks 3,4,5 and 6 are available for two pairs each. For example, Selection 1 would give you tracks 1 and 3, selection 2 would give you tracks 2 and 4 and selection 3 gives you tracks 3 (again) and 5. It took exactly 3 beers to figure this out the first time I recorded Chamberlin tapes.
The 3 Violins sound is the only sound that is shared by the Mellotron and always has been. This is the one sound from the original Chamberlin library that the Bradley Bros. and Eric Robinson kept for Mellotron tape production. Often suspected, now confirmed.