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    Moody Blues Autobahn

    I just listened for the first time ever to 'In the search of the last chord' by The Acid-Mood Blues. On Pinders The Best Way to travel' they use exactly the same sound effect as Kraftwerk on Autobahn a couple of years later to present the sound of a fast passing car. How was this produced in both cases? Filter opening?
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    That's a mellotron on Chord, synths on Autobahn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundsweird View Post
    That's a mellotron on Chord, synths on Autobahn...
    How can you make this sound on a mellotron? Speeding up?
    Last edited by alucard; 03-08-2019 at 04:08 AM.
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    I'm basically a musical illiterate, but I would guess the pitch control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post

    I'm basically a musical illiterate, but I would guess the pitch control?
    That makes sense ! Btw what is the a/b/c switch for , different sounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    That makes sense ! Btw what is the a/b/c switch for , different sounds?
    Yes, this panel is from the M400 model, which used a replaceable tape frame with three selectable sounds.

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    And here's how you do it with strings:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    And here's how you do it with strings:

    Couldn't open your link, but I found a live recording. Nice one. They seem to have a couple of stomp boxes on scene, but the passing car sound is clearly a slide of all four.

    https://youtu.be/Qp0Cx5dOybs
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