GForce has announced the release of ChamberTron-RE, a new Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason inspired by the tape replay keyboard originally invented by Harry Chamberlin in the 1950s, which, via a fascinating twist of fate, gave rise to the Mellotron.
Remaining faithful to the 35 note, 8 second limitation of the original Chamberlin M-series keyboards, ChamberTron-RE gives you direct access to 35 coveted tape banks curated by both the original British Mellotron manufacturer, Streetly Electronics, and the GForce Software Chamberlin instrument collection.
Use ChamberTron-RE either as a straightforward playback device for these rare and iconic sounds, or, via the dual-layer and comprehensive editing features, create your own bespoke, hybrid patches which inject all the character from yesteryear without the expense of owning and maintaining an original Chamberlin tape replay instrument.
- 35 Notes of Chamberlin goodness.
- Tape reverse.
- Tape half speed.
- Dual Layer capability for mixing sounds.
- Comprehensive synthesis section for each layer.
- Multimode filter for each layer.
- Global Delay and a new Spring Reverb Effect.
- Flexible back panel routing providing a raft of cross-modulation options.
- Huge patch library.
- Thirty five tape banks: Accordion, Bassoon, Bells, Brass - Four Section, Cello, Clarinet - Bass, Clavi, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Slur Guitar, Harp Arpeggio, Harp Rolls, Harpsichord, Mandolin, Marimba, Organ 2, Kinura Organ, Acoustic Piano, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Four Saxes, Strings & Flutes, Muted Trombone, Open Trombone, Slur Trombone, Do Wah Trombone, Open Trumpet, Muted Trumpet, Vibraphone, Pizzicato Violins, Three Violins, Solo Male Voice & Solo Female Voice.
NB: The vast majority of the tape banks contained within ChamberTron-RE were kindly provided by the original Tron makers, Streetly Electronics. Their tapes provide different tonal characteristics to those used in the GForce ChamberTron Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro.
To celebrate the release of ChamberTron-RE GForce is offering it at 50% off until October 3rd, 2017 - €25 instead of €49.