Audiolatry has announced the release of a free sampled-based virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.

Mel-Lofi features the sounds of Mellotron samples recorded by Taijiguy. It includes 23 presets in 5 instrument categories.

All the samples were slightly edited and most important, were looped for best playability. But even so, the sound remains rough and lo-fi, we wanted to keep the feel and sound of the original instrument. As an extra, we added 4 original effect layers: vinyl, radio noise, mechanical belt noise, and rain. They each have on/off button and volume sliders, also they’re labeled with their corresponding note on the keyboard.

Moving on to the interface, you’ll find controls such as volume, pan, preset attack/release, also reverb, tune with 3 octaves, LFO modulation, and lowpass/highpass filter cutoff. Mel-Lofi can be used in Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Ambient, Chillout, Pop, EDM and other similar styles.

Mel-Lofi is a free download in VST/VST3 and AU plugin formats.

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