The Mellotron is sometimes described as ‘the first sampler’. The instrument works by pulling a section of magnetic tape across a head. Different portions of the tape can be played to access different sounds. The Beatles recorded with various Mellotrons for the albums Magical Mystery Tour (1967) and The White Album (1968). Producer George Martin was unconvinced by the instrument, describing it "as if a Neanderthal piano had impregnated a primitive electronic keyboard". The Mellotron was invented by Streetly Electronics in the early sixties. Production of the Mellotron ceased in 1986, but it regained popularity in the 1990s, and was used by several notable bands. This led to the resurrection of the original manufacturer, Streetly Electronics. Currently, The Analogues use the Mark V model, which came out in 1975, and was recently purchased by Bart at Streetly Electronics. Streetly is established in a barn on the countryside, just above Birmingham. Streetly also works for a certain Mr. McCartney, who owns the same Mark V as The Analogues (No. 9… We have No. 10 - thirty are made).