Is GForce M-Tron Pro still the best "Tron" vst?

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KVRist
100 posts since 25 Jun, 2015

Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:59 pm

thejonsolo wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:40 pm
The Tron Violins are likely going to be part of the original sample set with M-Tron. The Streetly volumes add from other tapes and versions and would be of a less familiar nature than the more popular "go to" sounds of the 70's. I have M-Tron and all of the expansions and they are fantastic!

I used it extensively in this track...most audible in the last half of the music:

https://soundcloud.com/jonsolo/do-trees ... at-night-1
I really dig that man thanks for posting. Btw, are we able to actually save user presets in M-Tron Pro? And what's your favorite Streetly volume?

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KVRAF
2590 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:27 pm

Yes you can save your own patches. In fact I love the ever included "Artist Patches" as it really shows you what can be done. All of the Streetly Tapes are different, but I love vol. 3. I also love vol. 4. It is so hard because there is just a lot of good stuff there. I would say that Vol. 3 was the first one that I did not buy JUST to get a specific patch. But I have found a little use for all of them.

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KVRAF
6767 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 am

The M-Tron Pro is on sale again at GForce, celebrating their 20 years as a company.

60% off... If my memory is correct, I think this is their deepest sale yet on the M-Tron line (including expansions).

KVRer
11 posts since 13 Feb, 2020

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:27 am

Thanks for the heads up. This has been on my list for a while and for 60% off, I couldn't resist.

KVRer
19 posts since 19 Jun, 2010

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:50 pm

Anybody know if one can store the 3GB sample library on an external drive?

KVRist
124 posts since 5 Jul, 2019

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:34 pm

Yes, I store my MTron Pro library on a USB-C external drive. Works as smoothly (or more smoothly really) as keeping Kontakt libaries on an external.

Bought 100 Euros worth of expansions in the current sale, I'm addicted to MTron 'tapes' at half speed, or one at half speed and one reversed.

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KVRAF
1639 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:19 pm

elxsound wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 am
The M-Tron Pro is on sale again at GForce, celebrating their 20 years as a company.

60% off... If my memory is correct, I think this is their deepest sale yet on the M-Tron line (including expansions).
Any suggestions for which expansions are the best bang for the buck?

KVRist
198 posts since 27 Aug, 2015 from Paris, France

Post Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:22 am

I've been waiting for this sale for so long... And it comes just after I've upgraded my Arturia V collection 4 to 7, so now I've got Mellotron V. Is there any benefit taking M-Tron Pro? How does the factory library compare to Mellotron V? It looks like even in the factory library there's more tapes than in Arturia's, but maybe Arturia mixed some factory with some Streetly tapes? Anyone who has both can explain what I would be missing by not jumping on this deal?

And same question as above, which are the best expansions, especially when you already have Mellotron V?

If only the expansions were compatibles with Mellotron V it would be far easier to make a choice..
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KVRAF
10194 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:04 pm

Does anybody know how long the sale will last?

KVRAF
3074 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:53 pm

Where are the classic sounds?
I can’t find any of sounds the Beatles etc used.
Last edited by simmo75 on Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

KVRAF
7547 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:02 am

EdSfer wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:22 am
I've been waiting for this sale for so long... And it comes just after I've upgraded my Arturia V collection 4 to 7, so now I've got Mellotron V. Is there any benefit taking M-Tron Pro? How does the factory library compare to Mellotron V? It looks like even in the factory library there's more tapes than in Arturia's, but maybe Arturia mixed some factory with some Streetly tapes? Anyone who has both can explain what I would be missing by not jumping on this deal?

And same question as above, which are the best expansions, especially when you already have Mellotron V?

If only the expansions were compatibles with Mellotron V it would be far easier to make a choice..
Mellotron V is very nice, but the available tape selection is a drop in the bucket compared to M-Tron Pro. All the available expansions are good, and personal tastes will vary. Just check out the demo songs on the GForce website to decide if a particular one clicks with you.

I might take advantage of the current sale to pick up the only expansion I don’t have yet, which is the sound effects library.
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KVRAF
3282 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:34 am

simmo75 wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Where are the classic sounds?
I’m demoing but can’t find any of sounds the Beatles etc used.
Pretty sure M-Tron Pro doesn't have a demo.

KVRAF
3074 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:55 am

jsp1979 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:34 am
simmo75 wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Where are the classic sounds?
I’m demoing but can’t find any of sounds the Beatles etc used.
Pretty sure M-Tron Pro doesn't have a demo.
A senior moment... I've now edited my post, thanks for pointing it out :)

I bought it and am exploring it, trying to find my way around the presets... Jeez theres a lot.

Can you help where to find the classic presets?

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KVRian
1051 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:34 am

Tappistry wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:19 pm
elxsound wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 am
The M-Tron Pro is on sale again at GForce, celebrating their 20 years as a company.

60% off... If my memory is correct, I think this is their deepest sale yet on the M-Tron line (including expansions).
Any suggestions for which expansions are the best bang for the buck?
I'd say the Streetly Tapes Vol. 1 is essential for classic sounds. Then Vol. 2 for variety.
After that the sounds get increasingly obscure and niche...
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KVRAF
33028 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:41 am

Hi-de-Hi!

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