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MellowSound is a VSTi plug-in that recreates the vintage sounds of the Mellotron.
Three classic Mellotron voices are provided - Strings, Choir and Brass. These basic voices can be modified using the real-time controls giving a wealth of vintage warmth to your musical creations. Best of all MellowSound is free.
Reviewed By lykwydchykyn
May 13, 2004
If you play a triad on the strings in the middle register, it sounds good and you think "wow, a real mellotron". When you play the high or low registers you start to hear the badly looped sample, the digital artifacts, and the slight out-of-tuneness. And the other sounds are even worse than the strings.
I don't understand why this has gotten so many accolades so far. I respect the fact that it's free (gave it a ten for value; hey if it's worth anything, it's a great value), I'm no snob believe me I use almost all freebies; but this thing just sounds bad to me, and I've almost never found a use for it. I hope this isn't considered insulting or libelous. I'm just being honest. It's free so don't believe me; download it yourself and decide if I'm wrong or not.Read more
Reviewed By Peel
July 27, 2003
UI -- nice & small with no unnecessary bells & whistles, nice mellotron-style dials
sound -- pretty much described above
features -- only three sounds (but look at a real mellotron). Control over tone and attack & decay (I don't *think* the mellotron had these) and a "quality" control for that classic crappy tape sound :)
docs -- none
presets -- bare bones
support -- never needed
vfm -- 10 of course
stability -- no problems hereRead more
Reviewed By AndreasE
November 25, 2002
It´s a very nice instrument for free.Read more
Reviewed By geeseaplenty
November 19, 2002
[This is an amendment to my review. I've now used this fabulous vsti for a few months. Since I've been using it, I've heard other CDs that have the same exact sound, making me think that the word is out on this instrument. The new Opeth CD (Damnation) has Mellotron strings and choir all over it. Word is that Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree (who produced this disc) loves the Mellotron and played the vintage keyboard on the Opeth CD. My point is that it sounds EXACTLY like Mellosound! Personally, I think that he just said he used a real one to sound cool and retro. :) It would have been a hell of a lot easier just to use Mellosound. A fantastic plug-in, especially when complemented with MultiLens.]Read more