Elody Bride
Festive elegance in a new look: baroque ornaments turn up and fade again depending on how the light falls in flip-flop paint on a mother-of-pear like ground.
Elody Cherry
Elody in a different natural approach: in pure wood and clearly varnished. Now in cherrywood with very beautiful wooden natural aesthetics.
Elody Firebird
Bright red but not at all shy: a recorder that cannot be ignored: bright red with licking flames in the old-school style, flashy and eye-popping – a design ready to stunn any electric guitar.
Elody Roar
Born to be wild: chrome silver biker motives on a heavy black ground and imitations of rivets with a touch of rust.
Elody Silver Sparkle
The instrument characterised by tasteful shimmer and glimmer: poppy metallic silver flakes glisten and sparkle in a play of light and shadow.
Elody Space
The stuff that stars are made of, and our most popular model. A starry firmament in metallic colors, a moon, some shooting stars and swinkling stars with gem-settings of synthetic diamonds in Zirkonia.
Elody Sunburst
The legendary flowing color scheme lets the natural wood structure shining through in its centre and changes towards the lateral edges into darker tones.
Elody Tigerlilly
Ready for the Island Neverland? This is where Elody Tigerlilly is from. It is a composite being with a certain something: both with animalistic stripes and wood-like structures.
Elody Uma
The cinematic cult model (for the initiated). Even if you don't know the story behind it: Here comes Elody Uma,envied by wasps, not only because of the zipper …
Elody Undine
The mysterious merging of blue and green in flip-flop paint makes the nymph among the recorders: There is a subtle change in color, depending on the viewing angle and brightness.

Elody – the 'electrifyingly' cool recorder

made by Mollenhauer

Up to date & trendy: a recorder for any kind of musical style and ready for connection to analogue and digital effects units and amps

Here we provide exclusive information in text, illustration, sound and video on the different possibilities of playing the Elody, the story of its development, and the various models. 

 

The Instrument

The Elody has what it takes to do away with the dusty old image of the recorder:
it looks spectacular and is ergonomically designed.

Its inherent qualities are two-fold: played acoustically the Elody as an instrument of the modern-harmonic type has an impressively powerful sound and a range of almost three octaves. In addition, there is the integrated pickup system that turns the Elody into an electric recorder within seconds. By way of a special cable it can be connected very easily to any analogue and digital effects unit or amplifier – and now nothing stands in the way of playing in any band.

 

 

 

Sound sample

 

The Idea ...

Elody – an extremely versatile instrument with a new look, powerful sound and wide range of notes that can be played in two ways: purely acousticly or as an electric recorder via cable connection.

Elody unites many new features. It was developed in the space of four years. Nik Tarasov, the instrument's developer, gives a detailed account of the exciting story of its development and an outlook on its musical perspective, available in three languages. Enjoy reading all about it.

 

Die Elody-Story

Die Geschichte vom Werdegang einer neuen Blockflöte

The original article has appeared in the German recorder magazine Windkanal –
The Forum for the Recorder, issue 2013-1.

Die Elody-Story (PDF)

 

The story of Elody

The story of the development of a new recorder

English version of the printed German article from the Windkanal magazine.

The story of Elody (PDF)

 

L'histoire d'Elody

L'histoire de la genèse d'une nouvelle flûte à bec

The making-of Elody: French version of the printed German article from the Windkanal magazine.

L'histoire d'Elody (PDF)

Actuel elody models

An overview from the actuel elody-models you can find here ...

Elody Special Models

Limited Edition: These models are unique or are available just in a small edition.

Trend models for individualists: Created thanks to suggestions of musicians and designers.

Pearwood with an individual airbrushed finish – the model Elody Plum is made from natural plumwood covered with a protective layer of clear varnish.
Further information about the Elody at Actual Models.

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Elody Special Models

 

Elody Special Editions 2017

The following limited special designs are available in just small quantities:

 

Elody Antares Bright

Pearwood light brown, antique stain
bronzed keys
quantity: sold out

 

Elody Antares Dark

Pearwood dark brown, antique stain
bronzed keys
quantity: sold out

 

Elody Green Ire

Hornbeam with light green colour gradient varnished in Candy-Style
quantity: 1

 

Elody Rosebud

Hornbeam with light red colour gradient varnished in Candy-Style
quantity: 1

 

Elody Candy Red

Damped Wild Service Tree with dark red colour gradient varnished in Candy-Style
quantity: 1

 

Elody Candy Brown

Hornbeam with light brown colour gradient varnished in Candy-Style
quantity: 1

 

Elody Candy Green

Damped Wild Service Tree with dark green colour gradient varnished in Candy-Style
quantity: 1

 

Elody Candy Bluegreen

Damped Wild Service Tree with dark green-blue colour gradient varnished in Candy-Style
quantity: 1

 

Elody Cherrywood

European Cherrywood nature with protective layer in clear varnish
Varnished keys in matt silver finish
quantity: sold out

 

Elody Wildcat

Pearwood with typical paint template in wild-cat pattern
quantity: 2

 

Elody Hawk

Pearwood with typical paint template in brown feathers
quantity: sold out

 

Elody Tribal

Pearwood varnished with stylized motives of green grass
quantity: sold out

 

Elody Hornbeam Nature

Hornbeam nature with protective layer in clear varnish
Guilded Keys
quantity: sold out

 

Archive Models

Elody Satin 

 

Elody Lovely – feminine and elegant

 

 

 Elody Dark – a design for your dark side

 

 

Elody Spider – create a web of sound

Spiderman sends his greetings: In the design of fantasy stories, a spider web reflects its shadow on a silver-gray metallic ground. A must for fans of comics!

 

 

Elody Chrome White

Colors of chrome silver and edelweiss built up of gradual transitions highlight the probably noblest form of the Elody, reduced to its basic shape.

 

Elody Lambo

A cult of a colour: This multilayered surface with metallic and pearlescent paint is nothing for cautious spirits!

 

 

Other special designs out of stock

 

Videos with Elody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to connect – Instructions of use – Fingering chart

Elody – die Anschlussmöglichkeiten als Schemadarstellung

Elody – Gebrauchsanweisung

Elody Grifftabelle

Press

Pressespiegel

 

In neuem Gewand – Soundcheck 06/16

Die elektrische Blöckflöte Elody wird zukünftig in vier neuen Airbrush-Designs erhältlich sein

 

Musizieren mit Elody – Kids am Wochenende Fuldaer Zeitung 21.05.2016

Reporterin testet elektronische Blockflöte (PDF)

 

Aufstieg der Elody geht weiter – Magazin für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 22.03.2016

Mollenhauer bringt mit ihrem Erfolgsmodell die Blockflöte zurück in den Musikunterricht

 

Elody & Musikschulen in Instrumentenbau-Zeitschrift 3-2015 (PDF)

Kurzbeitrag über den Einstand der Elody in die Musikschularbeit und die Perspektiven bei der Blockflötenarbeit von MusiklehrerInnen mit Jugendlichen im Bandkontext.

 

Elody in brand eins

Elody-Beitrag "Play it loud!" im Wirtschaftsmagazin BRAND EINS, Ausgabe 05/2015, Seite 16, von Jens Bergmann.

http://www.brandeins.de/archiv/2015/ziele/conrad-mollenhauer-floeten-play-it-loud/

 

Elody in The Recorder Magazine (PDF)

Article "Discovering th Elody. Steve Marshall and Helen Hooker dive into the world of electroacoustic recorders." In: "The Recorder Magazine", issue Autumn 2014, p. 84–88.

 

Cosmopolitan-Tipp

Elody-Empfehlung in der Rubrik "Wow – Wunschzettel" der "Cosmopolitan"-Ausgabe von 12/2014 auf Seite 196.

 

Elody-article dans Le Lettre du Musicien (PDF)

Article sur la flûte électrique Elody dans "Le lettre du musicien", n° 457 (12/2014) de Marc Rouvé.

 

Interview im Business-Magazin Das Musikinstrument (PDF)

Interview mit Stefan Kömpel und Nik Tarasov von Mollenhauer in "Das Musikinstrument", Ausgabe 12/2014.

 

Elody in The American Recorder (PDF)

Article "On the Cutting Edge – Modern Recorders: An Update", in "The American Recorder", issue Summer/2014, p. 22–23, by Tim Broege.

 

Elody-Test in Clarino (PDF)

Ein Testbericht zur Elody in "Clarino" – Das Fachmagazin für Blasmusik, Ausgabe 7-8/2014, Autorin: Susanne Fröhlich.

 

Elody-Test in der Zeitschrift Soundcheck (PDF)

Das Bandmagazin "Soundcheck" brachte in seiner Ausgabe 07/2014 einen Testbericht über die Elody. Ein Beitrag von Mark Schwarzmayr.

 

Elody in der Fuldaer Zeitung (PDF)

Ganzseitiger Bericht über die Elody in der "Fuldaer Zeitung" von 07/2014, von Christiane Hartung.

 

Elody-Beitrag in OP-Online

Elody-Artikel "E-Blockflöte für Rockkonzerte" im Offenbacher Nachrichtenportal "OP-Online", vom 05/ 2014, Autor: Marc Kuhn.

http://www.op-online.de/region/frankfurt/e-blockfloete-rockkonzerte-fulda-3591189.html

 

Süddeutsche-Interview

Interview "Was machen eigentlich ... Stefan Kömpel und Nik Tarasov? im Onlineportal der "Süddeutschen Zeitung", vom 25.05.2014, Autorin: Elisabeth Dostert.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/deutscher-mittelstand-was-machen-eigentlich-stefan-koempel-und-nik-tarasov-1.1970378

 

Elody in der FAZ

Artikel "Elektrische Flöte aus Fulda – Keith Richards an der Blockflöte" in der "Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung" vom 12.04.2014, Autor: Tim Kanning.
Der Artikel in diesem Portral ist zahlungspflichtig.

http://www.faz.net/suche/?query=Elody&suchbegriffImage.x=0&suchbegriffImage.y=0&resultsPerPage=20

 

Frankfurter Rundschau

Elody-Artikel "Heavy Metal auf der Flöte" (Thema des Tages, F2) in der "Frankfurter Rundschau" vom 14.03.2014, Autorin: Regine Seipel.

 

Elody in der Schweizer Musikzeitung (PDF)

Online-Bericht über die Elody in der "Schweizer Musikzeitung" vom 08.04.2014

 

Elody-Artikel in De Bug (PDF)

Elody-Artikel in der Fachzeitschrift "De Bug", Ausgabe 03/2014. Ein Beitrag von Thomas Lindemann.

 

Elody im Folkmagazin (PDF)

Zusammenfassung über die Elody im "Folk Magazin", FM 311, Februar-März/2014, von Nik Tarasov.

 

Elody in der Instrumentenbau-Zeitschrift (PDF)

Kurzbericht in der "Instrumentenbau-Zeitschrift", Ausgabe 2/2014.

 

Elody in Folker (PDF)

Kurzbericht in "Folkder" – Das Musikmagazin, Ausgabe 2/2014.

 

Elody-Rückblick in Das Musikinstrument (PDF)

Kurzer Rückblick über die Entwicklung der Elody in "Das Musikinstrument", Ausgabe 2/2014.

 

Elody-Article in Early Music Today (PDF)

Elody, described in the rubric "Early Music Innovations" of the "Early Music Today" magazine, issue December 2013 – February 2014. By Catherine Groom.

 

Elody-Article in American Recorder (PDF)

Thoughts around the Elody, first presented at the Boston early Music Festival Boston 2013, written in AMERICAN RECORDER, issue Fall 2013. An article by Tim Broege.

 

Elody-Beitrag im Szenemagazin Move 36 (PDF)

Elody-Feature im Szenemagazin MOVE 36 vom 19.06.2013. Ein Text von Mariana Friedrich.

 

Heavy Metal auf der Flöte (PDF)

Online Beitrag über die Elody in WELTEXPRESSO vom 18.03.2013 von Felicitas Schubert und Hans Weißhaar.

 

Elody MSI-Artikel (PDF)

Elody-Test in MUSIKSCHULE INTERN – Das Fachmagazin für Musikschulleiter und Musiklehrer, Ausgabe 3/2014, von Anne Pape.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/deutscher-mittelstand-was-machen-eigentlich-stefan-koempel-und-nik-tarasov-1.1970378

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