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Redtron SE
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Redtron SE - Mellotron M400S
Redtron SE uses samples recorded from a 1973 Mellotron M400S.

The samples have been cleaned (not too much) by removing an annoying 60Hz hum and some unwanted "clicks" and "pops" here and there.
  • Nine sound types : MKII Flute, MKII 3 Violins, M400 Cello, MKII Brass, M400 Combined Choir, M400 String Section, M400 Woodwinds, M300A Violins, M300B Violin.
  • No loops : like the original Mellotron, each sound is eight seconds long with, in many cases, "the bad endings".
  • Exclusive "Mellotronic Click Switch" (MCS).
  • Layer (two sounds A & B) and split possibilities (octave shift).
  • Independent parameters for sound A & B.
  • Full MIDI automation.
  • Global Volume control.
  • Global Tone control.
  • Global Pitch control.
MCS : On real Mellotrons, Click can be heard at the beginning of a note, when the tape comes in contact with the replay head. On REDTRON SE, these clicks are randomly generated when you hit a key : you don't hear twice the same and they can appear on any note. A rotary knob allows you to control the effect intensity (of course, you can also completely disable it ). Note : this function is inactive when the attack parameter is set to any value different from zero.

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  V 1.5


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Sept 16 2017
  1  / 5
Sry, no clean sounding plugin!

Jun 25 2017
  ?  / 5
love this vst and use it loads, wonderful string sounds and i also like choirs as well, fantastic stuff for a freebie, many thanks artifake

May 01 2017
  ?  / 5
Beautiful! 64 bit please.

Mar 13 2017
  Psychedelic Odin
  5  / 5
This is a brilliant Mellotron emulator. It uses original Chamberlin era recordings and sounds fantastic. This is brilliant, honestly. Thank you Artifake.

Jan 17 2017
  Mellotron Lover
  ?  / 5
This VST is amazing, I finally get to own a mellotron :) BTW... they also have some other versions on their page, including an version of this one that DOES have loop / no loop option... and an MKV which is a 'double M400' - King Crimson used to tour with two of these in 1973/74. It has some great presets, like the "trick of the tail" choir sound and some Rick Wakeman sounds - and King Crimson sounds, of course. Amazing VSTs from Redtron... the only "bad" thing about any of them is that you cannot load two instances (ie: one on track 01, another on track 02) at the same time. You just have to 'render' the first track then set up the second track with the VST. I cannot thank Redtron enough for making ahd sharing these Tron VSTs.. amazing stuff :)
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Jan 08 2017
  ?  / 5
Super sons , merci !!!

Jan 04 2017
  Mellow Yellow
  5  / 5
I had a real Mellotron but threw it out of my hotel window after trying this VSTi.

Dec 12 2016
  ?  / 5
Outstanding. Hard to believe it's free. "I'm a melancholy man... that's a what I am... all the world surrounds me and...I think I understand..." (Mellotron fans will get it)

Apr 22 2016
  5  / 5
Another great on to play using LMMS and Genesis MIDI files. Includes presets for classics like Watcher of the Skies

Mar 31 2016
  5  / 5
Sounds amazing, love this.

Feb 03 2016
  5  / 5
Just came across this thing. It's a beauty!

Jan 25 2016
  5  / 5
Fantastic. Sounds just like the mighty 'tron and some great presets.