The M-Tron virtual instrument from GForce is an incredible emulation of the classic Mellotron popularized by artists such as The Beatles, Yes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, and The Moody Bl... Click To Read More About This Product
The M-Tron virtual instrument from GForce is an incredible emulation of the classic Mellotron popularized by artists such as The Beatles, Yes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, and The Moody Blues. This M-Tron set includes all of the additional tape banks that used to be available separatelyâgiving you 2.5GB of real Mellotron samples, including strings, choir, flutes, brass, and more. The software works in standalone mode or host operation.
The Mellotron was one of the first sample-based keyboards. When pressed, each key on the original instrument moved a tape head onto a piece of tape that had a recording of that note playing a sound such as a violin. In order to replicate the original instrument's tone as closely as possible, GForce sampled each individual tape and coded them into the M-Tron for over 2.5GB total. As much a labor of love as the Mellotron itself, each key on the M-Tron plays an individual recording of the analogous tape from the original. As with the original synth, once the eight seconds of "tape" has been played, it is simply "re-wound." The lack of loop points give the instrument a unique playing characteristic in addition to it's already unique sound.
Standalone or Host Operation
You can use the M-Tron soft synth by itself or as a plug-in from some of the most popular host applications, including Live 4, Cubase, Logic, GarageBand, SONAR, Digital Performer, ACID, and Pro Tools LE/TDM. Compatible formats include VST 2.0 (Mac/PC including VSTi), RTAS (Mac/PC) and Audio Units (Mac). In other words, you can integrate the virtual instrument with the rest of your studio and use it just about any way you want.
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I expected it to be great, but this just blew me away. The great filter that GForce added to this is amazing and the Chorus and Delay effects are bar none. Moreover, I would recommend this to anyone who loves prog-rock or cheeky sounds...the M-Tron Percussion for instance. Just a out-of-the park home run.