this is a video of paul and I working on a new parlor mob song. you might be confused to see me holding the camera, and paul pressing play on the computer, and keyboard sounds coming out of the amp with nobody playing them. this is a process called reamping which I find to be a brilliant innovation in recording technology. basically, I previously played the keyboard track, we recorded what I played, then we’re able to send the signal of exactly what I played back through a synth (in this case the mellotron) and adjust the sound on both the synth and the amp the sound is coming through however we see fit. the performance, however, stays exactly as it was played. people have been reamping things like guitars, drums and vocals for a long time, and here’s we’re doing it with the mellotron.
i love mellotron sounds. i have a really nice synth mellotron courtesy of my buddy scott liss (http://www.scottliss.com/ltw/), and i’d love to find myself a real analog one some day. as i understand it they’re pretty crazy expensive. i make a lot of electronic music. i have for years, literally since before i was in the band even. maybe next week i’ll post some stuff.