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fendrguitplayr
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Jul 2nd, 2010 06:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone using one - or - the G-Force M-Tron (or similiar) software?

How accurate/convincing are the software sounds?

Mellotrons

urby
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Jul 2nd, 2010 09:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

About a year ago I purchased the G-Force M-Tron Pro. I use it through my iMac into a Hammond XK-2. The sounds are authentic and awesome. For the price (around $100?) you will be VERY pleasantly surprised.

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Jul 22nd, 2010 10:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So you need a computer + the software + a keyboard or can you "play" the software on a computer? Again, coming from complete keyboard ignorance here, thanks.

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Jul 25th, 2010 11:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The M-Tron does give you an on-screen keyboard, which is great for exploring and making up sounds. You can only play one note at a time, though, using your mouse and after a while you will want to get a keyboard to actually "play" the software.

I just plug my Hammond into a Firewire interface and into my Mac and am able to use an array of keyboard sounds from GarageBand, the Hammond sounds and then the M-Tron sounds. I am not a computer guy but with a little reading I found this rather easy to do.

You don't have to spend a ton on a keyboard. An inexpensive one will do. I just had the Hammond sitting in my studio way before I got into this.

rockstar_not

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Aug 30th, 2010 12:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's a freeware from Tweakbench that does a decent job at Mellotron. www.tweakbench.com

The vsti is called 'Tapeworm' and will probably get you by if you just get a cheapo Casio keyboard with a USB Midi setup to control it.

I'm putting in a link to a children's song that I did with the Tapeworm for the mellotron flutes. I put some reverb on them to get a little depth.

Scott Lake - Time To Clean My Room (features Tapeworm Mellotron)

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 9th, 2011 07:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yahoo has a user's group now.

mellotronists

brianrost

Boston, Taxachusetts

Feb 10th, 2011 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Digital recreations of the Mellotron sound great as long as they use samples from real Mellotrons.

I have some samples loaded in my Yamaha Motif, each of the 35 keys was sampled so you get all the inconsistencies and the notes die out after 7 seconds as they should. I bought them off the netz from a guy in CA for a mere $25.

The M-Tron is considered to be the best of the plugin versions. You can buy the original M-Tron for $80, there's now an M-Tron Pro with even more sounds and features for about $200.

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Feb 28th, 2011 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Roland have some decent samples on their XV and JV synth series expansion cards.

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Mar 1st, 2011 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Last night I finally got around to watching the Chamberlin/Mellotron documentary on DVD, then bought both of the iPhone apps: Ellatron and Manetron. The latter is actual samples of an M400S Mellotron while the former is more of an "inspired by" sort of thing. Both are great fun so far ($2.99 each). I'm thinking that they would be more useful on an iPad, maybe.

Mellodrama

fendrguitplayr
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Mar 1st, 2011 07:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Paul. I just ordered the DVD from Amazon.

brianrost

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Apr 13th, 2011 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Late reply...I also bought a copy of Mellodrama and it's a total hoot. The most amazing thing is that the guys behind these instruments really thought it was going to compete with home organs. What were they smoking?

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