GForce Software has announced the release of their first Artist Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro. For this first instance they invited British composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Alex Ball to craft a modern yet authentic pack.
You may know Alex from his popular YouTube channel, what you may not know is that Alex composed, produced, sourced and licensed music for countless advertising campaigns for brands such TFL, Coca-Cola, Havana Club Rum, Virgin Holidays and many, many more. Outside of advertising Alex has worked on the trailers for 'Sackboy: A Big Adventure' and 'Watch Dogs: Legion', composed music for the Cbeebies BAFTA nominated series 'Tee & Mo' and, had music used in an episode of Netflix 'Stranger Things' and BBC's 'The Apprentice'.
GForce Software gave Alex the challenge to create new yet authentic sounds for the M-Tron Pro. The project started with Alex selecting and recording a series of instruments, plus two rhythm and accompaniment banks, spanning the 35-note key range of the original M400 & MkII Mellotron. Once recorded, the results of those sessions were taken to Streetly Electronics and 'Tronized' via their Skeletron - a bare-bones Mellotron M400. Alex created 27 tape banks and the pack comes with over 150 presets.
GForce Software commented:
Without Alex's exemplary musicianship and devotion to detail, and without Tronizing, this pack could be viewed as a straightforward sample pack for M-Tron Pro. However, with the convergence of skills and technologies from both Alex and Streetly Electronics, we think this set of tape banks affords you something unique, special and highly inspirational.
Alex Ball Expansion Pack – Key Features:
- First Artist Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro.
- Over 150 M-Tron Pro Patches.
- 27 carefully curated tape banks for M-Tron Pro.
- Instruments include: Double Bass, Electronic Bass, Balalaika, Banjo, Baritone Acoustic, Nylon Guitar, Tremolo Guitar, Ukulele, Baritone Electric, Twang Guitar, Piano, Clavinet, System 100M, Violins Pizz, Violas Pizz, Violins Bow, Voice Spectra.
Promo Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=A9FminPhwD4
Intro Price: £25+VAT / $34.99 (50% off) until November 30th, 2021.