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Artifake_Labs releases RedTron_MKV

Artifake_Labs RedTron_MKV

Artifake_Labs has released RedTron_MKV, a free VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

RedTron_MKV emulates the “Mellotron MKV” (essentially a double M400), one of the rarest Mellotron ever made. RedTron_MKV is a sample-based plug-in, made with Synthedit.

RedTron_MKV features

  • Realistic user interface.
  • Six sound types : 3 Violins, 8-Voice Choir, Flute, Brass, String Section, Cello.
  • “Loop” and “Non-Loop” modes : as the original “Mellotron”, each sound is eight seconds long but you can switch to “Loop Mode” and allows the samples to loop continuously.
  • Layer possibilities & independent parameters for layer A & B :
    • Volume, Tone, Reverb, Delay, Pan, Octave, Note & Attack parameters.
    • Delay effect (Amount, Time, Feedback & Pan parameters).
    • Reverb effect (Mix, Width, Size & Damp parameters).
  • Pitch control.
  • Can be used as Soundfont Player to mix any .sf2 file with “Tron sounds” or to extend the sound palette.

RedTron_MKV is available for download as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

More information: Artifake_Labs

Puremagnetik releases Microtron Tape 2

Puremagnetik Microtron Tape 2

Puremagnetik has announced the release of Microtron Tape 2, a collection of sampled instruments for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic.

This second edition to the Microtron series includes even more classic sounds! Microtron Tape 2 comes with the legendary Mark II Flute (think Beatles), melancholy Cello and the woody Octave Recorders.

Microtron Tape 2 features

  • MK II Flute — Undoubtedly the sound that defines Mellotron, the MKII flute instantly conjures images of 1967 Abbey Road. Not only the most famous Mellotron sound, but perhaps the eeriest, the MKII flute’s dubious pitching has been in question throughout the decades. The change in timbre (they say two flutes were used) and odd intonation only adds to the haunting and mesmerizing character of this timeless sound.
  • Octave Recorders — The Octave Recorder is a newer sound composed of soprano, alto and tenor recorders. Playing fast staccato chords on this one can make it sound a bit like a harmonium. It has a solid woody tone with breathy articulations and is definitely a contender to fill up the mix with some organic elements.
  • Cello — Renown for its melancholy timbre and described by some as “wheezing and groaning” the Cello sound was originally recorded in the 1960s. A double bassist was used for the lower registers. Apparently the original session cellist did not wish to detune his cello for fear of damaging the instrument. Nonetheless, the Mellotron Cello recording is undoubtedly a unique character in the tape library.

Microtron Tape 2 is available for subscribers in Ableton Live, NI Kontakt, and Logic EXS formats. Subscriptions start at $5.75 USD.

More information: Puremagnetik

Artifake_Labs releases RedTron

Artifake_Labs RedTron

Artifake_Labs has released RedTron, a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

RedTron is an updated version of the previously released Meltron MKX.

RedTron emulates “The Mellotron”, one of the most famous tape replay keyboard. RedTron is a sample-based VST plug-in, made with SynthEdit and totally free.

RedTron features

  • Five sound types: 3 violins, 8-Voice Choir, Flute, Brass, String Section.
  • “Loop” and “Non-Loop” modes: as the original “Mellotron”, each sound is eight seconds long but you can switch to “Loop Mode” and allows the samples to loop continuously.
  • Layer possibilities & independent parameters for layer A & B:
    • Attack, Release, Pan, Octave, Note, Pitch, Tone & volume parameters.
    • Delay effect (Amount, Time, Feedback & Pan parameters).
    • Reverb effect (Mix, Width, Size & Damp parameters).
  • “Tape Noise” knob to simulate tape hiss.
  • Can be used as Soundfont Player to mix any .sf2 file with “Tron sounds” or to extend the sound palette.

RedTron is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC. Download it here (MediaFire).

Visit Artifake_Labs for more information.

Artifake_Labs releases Meltron MKX

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Artifake_Labs Meltron MKX

Artifake_Labs has released Meltron MKX, a free VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

Meltron MKX emulates “The Mellotron”, one of the most famous tape replay keyboard. Meltron MKX is a sample-based plug-in, made with SynthEdit and totally free.

Meltron MKX features

  • Five voice types: 3 violins, 8-Voice Choir, Flute, Brass and String Section.
  • “Loop” and “Non-Loop” modes: as the original “Mellotron”, each sound is eight seconds long but you can switch to “Loop Mode” and allows the samples to loop continuously (more easily playable).
  • Layer possibilities and independent parameters for layer A and B.
  • Attack, Release, Pan, Octave, Pitch, Tone and volume parameters.
  • “Tape noise” knob to simulate tape hiss.
  • Tape Delay effect (Amount, Time, Feedback and Pan parameters).
  • Spring Reverb effect (Amount, Size, Damp and Pan parameters).
  • Can be used as SoundFont Player to mix any .sf2 file with “Tron sounds”.
  • Low CPU load.

Meltron MXK is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC. Download it here (41MB .dll, MediaFire).

Visit Artifake_Labs for more information.

Elektrostudio releases Analog Pack

Elektrostudio Analog Pack

Elektrostudio has released Analog Pack, a collection of 10 freeware VST instruments for Windows PC.

The Analog Pack Eight includes emulations of 8 classic synthesizers, a drum machine and a rhythm box.

Analog Pack features

There’s not much (or any really) information on the Elektrostudio website, so please leave a comment if you know more about these. The developer wrote something in this forum post, perhaps someone can translate it?

The download is an executable which includes the .dll plug-ins and standalone versions. If you rather just download the .dll’s you can get them here (RapidShare) and here (FileFactory) (20/05: links removed).

Visit Elektrostudio for a link to download the original Analog Pack.

Omenie releases Ellatron

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Omenie Ellatron

Omenie has released Ellatron, a virtual Mellotron application for the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Finally, the iPhone music app you’ve been waiting for. All the groovy 60s sounds of a Mellotron, but a lot more portable. If you’ve been hoping to recreate the genius of Strawberry Fields or Days of Future Passed, Ellatron is the way to do it – and it couldn’t be easier.

Ellatron features

  • 18 different voices, from classic Mellotron-esque orchestral string sections, chamber strings, woodwinds and flutes + a selection of organs, synthesizers and thumping drum loops.
  • Classic 3 octave range of the Mellotron M400.
  • Keyboard is split into 2 independent manuals, each of which can represent either the upper or lower half of Ellatron’s range. Each manual can be assigned a different voice (or ‘Tape Frame’ in Ellatron speak), allowing simultaneous Strings and Brass, Flutes and Choir, or any of the multiple organs or synths integrated into Ellatron.
  • Selectable ‘Wow and Flutter’ for that authentic tuning instability!

Ellatron will be continuously updated, and the next major release will include a rich multi-voice sequencer, supporting 32-note polyphony on up to 8 concurrent Ellatron instances.

Ellatron is available from the iTunes App Store for $2.99 USD.

Visit Omenie for more information and a demo video.

Puremagnetik releases Microtron Tape 1

Puremagnetik Microtron Tape 1

Puremagnetik has released Microtron Tape 1, a Micropak featuring the legendary Brass, 8 Voice Choir and String Section sounds of the Mellotron M400.

Microtron™ Tape 1 contains an expertly recorded Brass, 8 Voice Choir and String Section library. All of the original imperfections, vintage analog quality and performance nuances of the Mellotron M400 have been immaculately captured through a Neumann U47 Microphone and Reeves Custom 50 Amplifier.

The Ableton Live version contains 3 individual multisampled instruments and a full “tape” instrument that has similar sound blending functionality as found on the original M400. Microtron Tape 1 for Live also comes packed with 50 professionally performed Live Clips complete with Macro and effects integration.

Microtron Tape 1 for Kontakt includes all 3 multisampled instruments complete with effects and a custom KSP user interface. Logic and Kontakt versions both include a collection of 50 professionally performed Apple Loops in SIAL format.

Microtron Tape 1 is available now for Puremagnetik subscribers (subscriptions starting at $5.75 per month).

Visit Puremagnetik for more information and audio demos.

M-Audio / GForce Software release M-Tron Pro

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M-Audio / GForce Software M-Tron Pro

M-Audio and GForce Software have released M-Tron Pro, a virtual instrument featuring the sounds of the classic Mellotron.

The GForce M-Tron Pro virtual instrument is an incredible emulation of the classic Mellotron—the unique tape-playback keyboard used by such luminaries as The Beatles, Yes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues and Radiohead.

M-Tron Pro features

  • 200+ total tape banks (sample sets), including:
    • 45 brand-new tape banks not found in the original M-Tron.
    • 19 tape banks from M-Tron virtual instrument, re-mastered at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios.
    • Over 40 looped tape banks.
    • Over 3.5GB of samples total.
  • 700+ patches including many created by world-class recording artists and programmers.
  • Up to 35 notes, each individually sampled.
  • Dual layer and split keyboard operation.
  • Programmable MIDI CC response via MIDI Learn.
  • Controllable via MIDI controllers such as the M-Audio Axiom and Oxygen models.
  • 29 parameters per layer including synth parameters:
    • Vintage-style ensemble and delay effects.
    • Low-pass, band-pass and high-pass resonant filter section.
    • Tape reverse.
    • Tape half speed.
  • Dynamic keyboard control, including filter aftertouch.
  • Supports standalone, RTAS and VST on Windows XP/SP2, Vista 32, Vista 64.
  • Supports standalone, RTAS, AU and VST on OSX 10.4.x, OSX 10.5.x.

M-Tron Pro is exclusively available from M-Audio and has an MSRP of $199.95 USD / €139 EUR / £109 GBP. Upgrades are available for existing M-Tron users for €59 EUR via the GForce Website.

More information: M-Audio / GForce Software