audiolatry has released Mel-Lofi, a new free virtual instrument for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.
This plugin features the perfectly imperfect sound of the classic instrument with some extra fx layers. The sound is rough and unpolished, which makes it useful for Lo-Fi, Ambient, Cinematic, etc.
At the core of Mel-Lofi are samples recorded by KVR member Taijiguy; they were slightly edited and looped for best playability (although the original instrument doesn't have this feature). Besides the 23 main presets, 4 original effect layers were also added: vinyl, radio noise, mechanical belt noise, and rain.
Moving on to the interface, there are controls such as volume, pan, preset attack/release, also reverb, tune with 3 octaves, LFO modulation, and lowpass/highpass filter cutoff.
Mel-Lofi is free and available in VST/VST3 Windows and VST/VST3 & Audio Unit macOS plugin formats.
Video demo: YouTube.com/watch?v=E6nuorsQfm8