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

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
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KVRAF
11053 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:54 am

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).
Thanks for posting this - just bought it, and with the dollar being strong against GBP it really lowered the price.

Now I just have to figure out how to download it...

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KVRAF
33028 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:43 am

Streetly Tapel Vol.1

Library

Descriptions by Martin Smith, Streetly Electronics.

2 Tenor 2 Alto Sax - A thrusting sax ensemble with bags of character.

8 Choir - An absolute Mellotron® classic with four males and four females battling it out at IBC studios. Used extensively by Genesis, The Strawbs and many more.

Bassoon - Dark and brooding. Instant Shakespeare. Just add water.

Biro Choir - An unreleased choir intended for the Birotron which turned up in Les Bradley’s archive. Rescued from a less than perfect ¼” master, the haphazard nature of the recording gives this choir a perfection from all the imperfections.

Boys Choir - Another classic choir sound recorded simply with a handheld microphone back in 1970. It shouldn’t work BUT IT DOES. Used extensively by Noel Gallagher in recent times.

Cello - One of the saddest sounds in the Mellotronic canon. Cellist, Reg Kirby refused to detune his cello for the bottom 5 notes so a double bass was used giving a knee jerk change of timbre.

Dick Strings - Viola mixed with M300A violins in just the right proportions to give you this melancholic string section.

Electric Guitar - A miked and plucked electric guitar that has a mellow bottom end and a strident top. Recorded in 1962, it is nostalgia at its best.

Flute - Strawberry Fields Forever…..forever. There is nothing more to be said!

French Accordion - Originally recorded 33% sharp compared to all the other sounds, after careful retuning it now oozes Parisian pavements and Gitanes.

French Horn - One of the earliest Mellotron recordings from the original MKI master. Warm and atmospheric.

GC3 Brass - This is the sound of George Chisholm, a well known British comedy trombonist from the ‘60s overlaid three times to produce a phasey trombone ensemble. George also provided rhythm fills on Trombone and Sax for the MKII.

Glocks & Tubular Bells - A nice keyboard split of crystal clear Glockenspiel and clanging Tubular Bells, ideal for Penny Lane covers.

Gothic - Les Bradley once mixed together String Section, St. John’s Church Organ and Eight Choir in a bizarre accident involving a mixing desk and absentmindedness. The result was this massive sound.

Halfspeed Brass - Mike Pinder of the Moodies would pitch down his MKII to give this effect. MKIIs are scarce so this sound was created as a homage to Mike for all to use.

M300A Violins - The sound of Barclay James Harvest and our much missed comrade, Woolly Wolstenholme. This is the sound of two violins playing in unison to haunting effect.

M400 Violins - A reworked version of the MKII violins, this was an attempt to soften the sound by use of eq. and recording off azimuth. It was used extensively being supplied with most M400s back in the day.

Mandolin - Another early recording that featured heavily on Days by the Kinks. Slightly lo-fi but none the worse for it!

Mk1 Marimba - A very dark recording; great for pads and instant atmosphere.

Mk1 Vibes - Another classic sound with just the right amount of vibrato for nice fat jazzy chords and a cool atmosphere.

Moog Brass - This is just one of many Moog sounds put out at a time when synth polyphony did not exist but a ‘tron was 35 note polyphonic! It completely threw Bob Moog when he first heard his fledgling instrument playing chords.

St John's Church Organ - The monstrous sound of a wonderful organ has been a favourite for many years.

String Section - A dark mix of cello, viola and MKII violins that became a prog. rock essential. Big and moody, Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra would never have sounded the same without it.

Tenor Sax - Either a Take Five or Take Cover moment! Breathy, jazzy and great for pads.
Hi-de-Hi!

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KVRAF
10009 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:47 am

So, are these the sounds many of us know the Mellotron for? Not available anywhere else?
Fernando (FMR)

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KVRAF
33028 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:52 am

I think the only sound many people know is ''Flute - Strawberry Fields Forever''.
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KVRAF
5722 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:33 pm

The string and choir sounds were great that Rick Wakeman used on Yessongs and Topographic Oceans. I'm not sure which preset that would be in MTron, but he used a Mellotron for sure.

KVRAF
1831 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:47 pm

simmo75 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:55 am
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?
All the patches with instrument names like Accordion, Piano, Flutes etc. are the single tapes (if you use the Basic version of the patch). The other patches add dual tapes and effects etc.

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addled muppet weed
79175 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:01 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:43 am
Used extensively by Noel Gallagher in recent times.
now i dont want it.

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KVRAF
33028 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:19 pm

vurt wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:43 am
Used extensively by The Spice Girls in olden times.
I won't be hasty, I'll give it a try.
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KVRAF
11053 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:38 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:19 pm
vurt wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:43 am
Used extensively by The Spice Girls in olden times.
I won't be hasty, I'll give it a try.
But is it what you want? What you really, really want?

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KVRAF
33028 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:44 pm

I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig, ah.
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KVRAF
11053 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:00 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:44 pm
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig, ah.
Hmmm...I checked through the presets, but don’t see that one...

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KVRAF
33028 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:06 pm

Everybody knows Dave Spiers is an avid fan. He's hidden the zigazig sounds in the 25th octave of ''Flute - Strawberry Fields Forever''.
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KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:26 pm

What's the install size with all the expansions?

KVRAF
1831 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:41 pm

noxxle_ wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:26 pm
What's the install size with all the expansions?
I've got 8.85GB showing on my hard drive and I have everything including the sound effects and freebies.

KVRAF
8469 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:48 pm

noxxle_ wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:26 pm
What's the install size with all the expansions?
Depends on the Expansion. The larger ones look like they're around 700-800 MB's. Some are around 450MB.

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