Mello

MELLO_MONITOR

A tribute to a '60s classic

Hark back to the heyday of classic rock and one instrument stands above the rest, a 350 lb behemoth that would forever change the way we think about making music. At the heart of this monster was an array of tape machines, one per note on the attached keyboard, each playing a uniquely recorded sound. With only 8 seconds of tape per key and a cumbersome frame this machine had its limitations but was nonetheless impressive for its time, boasting a multitimbral and truly polyphonic 'engine'. Instantly made famous by the Beatles hit "Strawberry Fields Forever" and used by countless others including The Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, and prog rock legends Yes, this was the 'must-have' sound of the '60s. With Mello we've aimed to deliver a complete and authentic recreation of this prolific instrument. Dozens of original tapes were multi-sampled on 3 different machines in order to give you the best representation of each of the 28 available sounds. To capture the live experience the key noise and inner mechanical sounds were stereo recorded, including tape noise and key-off sounds, and are all mixable to taste. Mello delivers a warm and buttery tone indistinguishable from the original and is, in every way we could make it, a perfect tribute to the quintessential studio instrument of the 60's.

Features

  • Pristine and comprehensive sample library from 3 original machines
  • Mixable key and mechanical noise for authentic experience
  • Switchable keyboard range (original or extended)
  • Stereo modes including custom unison
  • Switchable multimode filter with cutoff and resonance
  • ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter with velocity sensitivity
  • 3-band EQ with sweepable mid frequency
  • Built-in SparkVerb
  • Analog-modeled tape delay
  • Flexible licensing supports 3 concurrent authorizations

System requirements

OS
Windows Windows 8 and later
Mac Mac OS 10.8.x and later
SOFTWARE
Pro Tools Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools 11.x and later
UVI Workstation UVI Workstation 2.6.9 and later
Falcon Falcon 1.2.1 and later
OTHER
Max Sample Rate 96 kHz
Copy Protection Serial Numbers

Specifications

PLUGIN TYPE
Instruments
FORMAT
AAX Native 
VST 
AU

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