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.