• Short Summary

    JUST DEVELOPED IN BRITAIN -- AN AMAZING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COMBINING ELECTRONICS, HUNDREDS OF TAPE RECORDINGS AND INCREDIBLE SIMPLICITY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV ORGAN - DAVID NIXON WALKS IN AND TAKES SEAT.
    0.10

    2.
    CU NIXON. (SOF)
    0.29

    3.
    CU MANIPULATES KEYS (NATURAL SOUND).
    0.51

    4.
    CU NIXON. (SOF: "AND YOU PUSH BUTTON C FOR A MOVING BASS.")
    0.55

    5.
    CU PLAYS BASS SOUNDS.
    1.08

    6.
    CU & MV PLAYS MELODY ON ORGAN.
    2.17


    TRANSCRIPT: DAVID NIXON: "YOU DIDN'T KNOW I COULDN'T PLAY, DID YOU? THIS TIME IT ISN'T MAGIC. THIS IS A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. IT CAN BE PLAYED BY AN AMATEUR MUSICIAN WITH JUST TWO FINGERS. IT MAKES THOUSANDS OF EXCITING MUSICAL SOUNDS -- I THINK IT'S TIME TO SHOW YOU ONE OR TWO OF THEM."



    NIXON: "AND YOU PUSH BUTTON C. FOR A MOVING BASS......"




    Initials IT/V/JF/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JUST DEVELOPED IN BRITAIN -- AN AMAZING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COMBINING ELECTRONICS, HUNDREDS OF TAPE RECORDINGS AND INCREDIBLE SIMPLICITY. THIS IS THE "MELLOTRON", A MELODY-MAKER FOR THE HOME, AND IT ONLY TAKES TWO FINGERS TO PLAY, ABOLISHING ONCE AND FOR ALL THOSE TEDIOUS HOURS OF PRACTICE.

    DIVIDED IN TWO SECTIONS, THE "MELLOTRON'S" KEYBOARD PROVIDES ALTOGETHER 1,260 SEPARATE SOUNDS. ON THE LEFT ARE 35 KEYS GIVING A COMPLEX SELECTION OF VARYING RHYTHMS AND BACKGROUNDS FOR THE 18 LEAD INSTRUMENTS (FROM GUITAR TO TENOR SAXOPHONE) PLAYED BY A RIGHT-HAND KEYBOARD, AGAIN OF 35 KEYS. AND, JUST FOR FUN, IS A RANGE OF SPECIAL SOUND EFFECTS.

    THE FIRST BRITISH DEVELOPMENT OF ITS KIND, IT IS NOW GOING INTO PRODUCTION FOR WORLD-WIDE DISTRIBUTION: THE COST -- 850 GUINEAS. AND DEMONSTRATING THE "MELLOTRON" IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) WAS T.V. PERSONALITY, DAVID NIXON....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9R5H1Y8QCQVMHPYY1PTIJCG54
    Media URN:
    VLVA9R5H1Y8QCQVMHPYY1PTIJCG54
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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