Flintpope has announced the release of Tapestringflute, a new free VST/AU plugin that re-creates the string/flute sound of the ’60s.

Another iteration of those old Mellotron samples that weave around the internet but hey, some of them are in one place in one battered old silver box here. And it’s all free, no strings attached, if you’ll pardon the pun.

Using five samples from C1 to C5 of the flutey/stringy sound so beloved of those old sixties and seventies records we’ve looped them quite badly and if you listen closely you can hear the keyboard splits; all in the name of trying to capture that old clunky LOFI beauty of the original tapes used in the Mellotrons of yesteryear.

The plugin is a free download for Windows and Mac.

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