Streetly Electronics Mellotron Tape Library

Ian McDonald's Classical Flute

As any fule kno, Ian was a founder member of King Crimson in 1969 and is best known for his breathtaking Mellotron work on their legendary first album 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' which also features Ian playing reeds and woodwinds.

Ian has specially recorded an entirely new flute sound for our new tape library. One listen to it will have you hooked on getting it. As has been pointed out by others, the mere sound of it will suggest 'flutey phrases', as if you can't help yourself play well with it. The breath control, pitch, crescendo and vibrato on these recordings isexquisite and far surpass the original Mellotron flute sounds by the fabled mile.

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