We have been working with the museum object and the mellotron recordings we made a couple of weeks ago, creating samples and textures for our final performance. Sorting the clips into clicks, whirrs and mechanical noises has been an interesting production project to weave in amidst the synthesized drones we have created.
It was quite tricky to EQ the Mellotron recordings due to the amount of hiss on each track, this hiss was inate to each sample and was produced by the workings and mechanisms of the tapes within the machine itself.
These textures and samples will be played live at the final show using Push, an excellent instrument for live mixing and automation, we have had lots of fun rehearsing and building a variety of music ideas and rhythms. Here is a sample from one of our rehearsals