Login / Register  0 items | $0.00 New What is KVR? Submit News Advertise
UVI

UVI releases "Mello" for UVI Workstation and MachFive and offers it for free for a limited time


UVI has announced availability of Mello, a software recreation of the tape-based pioneering precursor to today's ubiquitous sampling instruments.

Mello is the latest addition to UVI's stable of software instruments, delivering a complete and authentic-sounding software recreation of the popular music landscape-changing 350lb behemoth beloved by The Beatles — think 'Strawberry Fields Forever' — and countless others, including The Moody Blues, classic prog-rock era Genesis and Yes, as well as electronic music trailblazers Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream during their so-called 'Berlin School' days. This was the 'must-have' sound of the '60s and '70s. And while it inevitably fell out of favor as technology marched onwards and upwards, its implications became fundamental to modern music production — so much so that those retro sounds eventually found themselves back in fashion in the new Millennium and beyond with the likes of Brit-poppers Oasis and experimentalist rockers Radiohead leading the nostalgic way.

UVI has multi-sampled dozens of original tapes on three different machines to reproduce each of the 28 available sounds within Mello. These include: Brass, CelestaAndVoice, Cello1, Cello2, ChoirFemale, ChoirMale, ChoirTron, ChurchOrgan1, ChurchOrgan2, ChurchOrgan3, Clarinet, Flute1, Flute2, Guit12Str, GuitElectricA, GuitElectricB, GuitSpanish, Harp, Oboe, Piano, Sax, Strings1, Strings2, Strings3, Strings4, Vibraphone1, Vibraphone2, and Viola.

Tape noise and key-off sounds have been captured by UVI for added authenticity and are all mixable to taste, while flexibility comes courtesy of an analogue-modelled tape delay, built-in SparkVerb (reverb), three-band EQ (with sweepable mid frequency), switchable multimode filter (with cutoff and resonance), ADSR envelopes (for amplitude and filter with velocity sensitivity), and a custom unison mode (to provide stereo sound without unwanted transposition or chorusing).

John Lennon defined the Mellotron's magical sound in the swinging '60s with 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. In the spirit of John — and the Lennons' ongoing humanitarian efforts, UVI is pledging to match donations made by its customers to the Japanese Red Cross to help survivors of the Fukushima earthquake over the next three months, during which time Mello will be available for free from here: www.uvi.net/vintage-corner/mello.html

Mello requires an iLok USB smart key — check out UVI's Free iLok offer, an iLok account, and the latest version (2.1.5) of the free UVI Workstation or MOTU's MachFive 3.

Price: Free for a limited time only.

Watch trailer on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhVdyOsMxfY

Listen to audio demos on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/uvi-official/sets/mello

Products Related To This Item
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

UVI News
Other Related News
21 Apr 2017 UVI updates UVI Workstation to v2.6.1019 Apr 2017 #KVRDeal (until Monday, April 24, 2017) UVI offers 50% off Grand Piano Collection (through April 24th)13 Apr 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI Easter Offers: 55% off WaveRunner and up to $50/50€ off at uvi.net (through April 17th, 2017)11 Apr 2017 UVI releases Atmospherics Expansion for Falcon07 Apr 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI BeatHawk v2.0 Intro Price - $6.9906 Apr 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers 50% off PlugSound Pro (through April 10th)30 Mar 2017 UVI releases Rotary - a modern emulation of the classic rotary speaker effect29 Mar 2017 UVI releases 8 new sound expansions for BeatHawk v2.017 Mar 2017 UVI releases BeatHawk v2.0 - Major update to portable music production studio for iOS (incl. AU v3)09 Mar 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers 60% off String Machines (through March 13th)02 Mar 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers $50 off Orchestral Suite (through March 6th)28 Feb 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI UVS-3200 Intro Price - $49 (through March 1st)23 Feb 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers 50% off Tines Anthology (through February 27th)16 Feb 2017 UVI releases UVS-3200 - a tribute to the rare KORG PS-320009 Feb 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers 40% off Sparkverb (through February 13th)02 Feb 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers 60% off Beat Box Anthology (through February 6th)01 Feb 2017 UVI updates UVI Workstation to v2.6.9 and Falcon to v1.2.126 Jan 2017 UVI releases Ether Fields Expansion for Falcon19 Jan 2017 #KVRDeal Expired UVI offers 40% off Energy (through January 23rd)
20 Feb 2017 #KVRDeal Expired Plugin Boutique Offer: UVI UVS-3200 Introductory Sale - 37% Off10 Mar 2017 #KVRDeal Expired VirHarmonic Bohemian Violin Expansion 1 Release Deal: 25% Off10 Mar 2017 VirHarmonic released "Expansion 1" for the Bohemian Violin - Virtual Performer for the UVI Workstation and Falcon14 Feb 2017 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 50% off B-5 Organ by Acoustic Samples25 Jan 2017 #KVRDeal Expired Audio Plugin Deals Offer: 71% Off True Keys Pianos by VI Labs20 Jan 2017 #KVRDeal Expired PSound NAMM Sale: 30% Off10 Jan 2017 Voger Design releases Modern Comp GUI-Kit for Developers17 Dec 2016 #KVRDeal Expired PSound Christmas Sale: 30% Off26 Nov 2016 #KVRDeal Expired PSound Black Friday: 50% Off14 Sep 2016 #KVRDeal Expired PSound End Summer Offer - 40% Off All Products14 Aug 2016 #KVRDeal Expired PSound MidSummer Sale: World Musette 35% Off07 Jul 2016 Gospel Musicians releases the BlueBeast - Yamaha EX5 library for UVI Workstation and Falcon27 Jun 2016 Paolo Principi (PSound) introduces Bandoneon27 Jun 2016 #KVRDeal Expired VirHarmonic Bohemian Cello Pre-order Deal: 20% Off22 Jun 2016 VirHarmonic announces "Bohemian Cello" - Virtual Performer for the UVI Workstation and Falcon09 May 2016 Acousticsamples releases B-5 - sample-based Organ with Synthesis Techniques29 Apr 2016 VirHarmonic releases "Cello Freebie" for UVI Workstation07 Apr 2016 #KVRDeal Expired PSound Musikmesse Offer: 30% off Vintage Accordion and World Musette18 Mar 2016 #KVRDeal Expired PSound March Saves: 40% Off14 Mar 2016 Paolo Principi (PSound) announces the new price for "World Musette": 59$18 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 50% off “Sunbird” Acoustic Guitar by Acousticsamples

Show more...