ARTURIA announces release Mellotron V

MAY 2nd 2019
French music software and hardware specialists Arturia announced the launch of V Collection 7 at the end of April 2019. On top of powerful updates and hundreds of exclusive new preset sounds, we launched Mellotron V, one of our 3 new iconic instruments.
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Grenoble, France, May 2nd 2019
Music software and hardware specialists Arturia have announced the arrival of Mellotron V, one of history’s most revolutionary instruments reborn as software with some exciting new additions.
The original instrument was a marvel of engineering: a playable network of magnetic tapes that let you perform using otherworldly recordings of choirs, acoustic, and classical instruments. Notoriously difficult to maintain and almost impossible to transport, the Mellotron was used by The Beatles, King Crimson, The Moody Blues - some of the biggest, most influential acts of all time. They could afford the roadies, after all.

Mellotron V isn’t just a copycat, it’s a love-letter to the original with some exclusive features that make it a must-have for the modern producer. All of the original tapes have been included, sampled at source, and replayed using authentic tape emulation. Not only that, but musicians can now fine-tune the sound of the instrument like never before with mechanical, noise, and tape controls, an ADSR envelope, and awesome effects.

One of the most exciting new features is the ability for users to load their own samples, and perform them using the saturated tape sound of the original machine, complete with wow and flutter you can dial in to taste.
All original tapes
All original tapes are included, pristinely sampled from the original tapes and digitized, ready for a new generation of musicians to enjoy.
Performance controls
Blend between different sounds, combine 3 tapes for thick combis, and adjust volume and tone to achieve that authentic Mellotron sound.
Load your own samples
Create mind-blowing sounds using your own audio samples, processed with Mellotron’s magical saturated tape sound and quirks.
Authentic effects
A beautifully modelled guitar amp and loads of studio quality effects have been included in the software itself, helping you get the exact sound you want.
Mechanical controls
Whether you want your Mellotron to sound like it’s fresh of the production line, or unearthed from 50 years in a warehouse, the new mechanical controls let you fine tune its performance.
Great presets
A great selection of presets that both show off the original sounds, as well as putting the sounds of the Mellotron’s most famous hits are all included for your enjoyment.
Mellotron V is one of 3 amazing new instruments included in V Collection 7 , the latest incarnation of Arturia’s flagship software anthology. In it, you’ll find 24 instruments that changed the face of music as we know it, lovingly analyzed, modelled, and recreated as software. Synths, pianos, organs, and quirky keyboards like the Mellotron have all been given a new lease of life, and are yours to command.

Breathing life back into the most iconic keyboard instruments of all time, V Collection is the ultimate creativity launchpad, and an essential studio tool for the modern music producer.
To celebrate its release, and only for a limited time, Mellotron V will be available for an incredible price.

Intro offer from $99/99€, ends June 10th.
Street price $199/199€
To see and hear Mellotron V in action, check out the inspiring launch video.
For an overview of its parameters, check out Arturia’s intro tutorial.

Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians.
They are a team of passionate people, dedicated to musicians. Their aim is to create original and different instruments, imagine new experiences, and reinvent products. Operating in 55 countries, they have offices in France, the USA, Mexico, and the UK.

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