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Mel-Lofi by audiolatry is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Windows 8.1 64-bit to Windows 11 64-bit
2 GB of RAM
813 MB hard disk space
VST2 or VST3 64-bit host
El Capitan to Monterey
2 GB of RAM
816 MB hard disk space
VST2, VST3 or AU 64-bit host
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Mel-Lofi is a free virtual instrument plugin (ROMpler) for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.

This virtual instrument is based on the Mellotron multi-samples recorded by Taijiguy (+ 1 "invented" preset) and brings a total of 24 presets distributed across 5 main instrument categories.

All the samples were slightly edited and looped for best playability. Still, the sound is rough and unpolished to keep the original character.

For more versatility, 4 effect layers were added: vinyl, radio noise, mechanical belt noise, and rain. They each have an on/off button and volume sliders, also they're labeled with their corresponding note on the keyboard.

The interface is simple to use, coming with global volume & pan, a velocity knob, an attack/decay envelope, cutoff filter, modulation section, and effects such as delay, chorus, distortion with cabinet, and reverb.

Mel-Lofi can be used in Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Ambient, Chillout, Pop, EDM, and other similar styles. It is available in VST/VST3 Windows and VST/VST3/AU macOS.


  • 816 MB extracted size / 695 MB download size.
  • 24 multi-sampled presets.
  • 4 additional fx layers.
  • attack/release envelope.
  • cutoff for lowpass/highpass filters.
  • modulation section.
  • delay, chorus, distortion, cabinet & reverb.
  • velocity knob.
  • global gain and pan.

Video demos:

{See video at top of page}


System requirements:

  • PC:
    • Windows 8.1 64-bit to Windows 11 64-bit.
    • 2 GB of RAM.
    • 813 MB hard disk space.
    • VST2 or VST3 64-bit host.
  • Mac:
    • El Capitan to Monterey.
    • 2 GB of RAM.
    • 816 MB hard disk space.
    • VST2, VST3 or AU 64-bit host.
Made with Maize Sampler

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By BlackAngel43
August 31st, 2022

Nice little LoFi VstI. Nothing mind blowing in terms of general perception. But It does have, & hold a very unique, distinct flavor, vibe, sound, tone etc as for how the samples were recorded that Is more useful, applicable, & practical than what appears to be at first interpretation. But you will find It's very handy, useful at "Gluing" particular styles of music together and adding a "Rustic" old school feel, but with a modern flair to a degree, & works best namely with Lofi, Trap, Boom Bap, Hip Hop, Drill type of musical style, but I'm sure If creative processing Is Introduced to the basic sounds much more can be possible, & or achieved. Which Is a good point In summary because the VST does lack In EFX/Modulation type feature's which makes It very basic In onset appeal If you will.

Side Note: In application It Is highly useful on "Chorus" sections of a production arrangement, beat, song etc. As well, It can be applied as a main "Under tone" played beneath a "Verse" section as the base melody of the over all melody without having the whole arrangement playing In context of the hook, Chorus sections. It also can be applied as a "Transition" section Into the Chorus. But I found It best, most useful to (Choose) between which approach you of the 3 you want to apply to your production, and not all 3 bkz Imo this Is not the type of Vsti you want to build a complete production ONLY using Melo-Fi. In short It plays best with others as a complimentary additive Instrument/tone, opposed to the main featured sound or tone.

Imo It seems to make instruments that are playing/sounding well In general context Individually, but lack that little nuance that compliments, fills additional space within the arrangement cleanly, & sums all the textures of all VstI's used to make the track together some how creating a natural "LOOPED" feel to the arrangements over all texture vs a separate Instrumented textures of each VstI used that may not be meshing sonic ly, & have digital "band" -ish sound which can be desired In an alternative situation that require a (Band/Live Musician) type feel & Is desired creatively, but If you want a "Sample" looped feel This little gem works just great. I was going to give It a 4 because It's very basic In conception, & doesn't offer many EFX/Mod features and so forth. But sometimes that can be a great thing because sometimes you just need that (simple) basic final touch element to compliment a track & give It that lil bit of missing sauce the song needed which Is why I decided to give It a 5 star rating because of It's uniqueness In sound, & as I iterated, I surprisingly found more practical (consistent, regular) use of the "Melo-FI" Vsti than I would have Initially thought. But It's most def a worthy download, & won't be a waste of your time like many (free) VST offerings can be.

I typically don't do, & or leave reviews, but this lil guy deserved some love bkz I have paid (Lofi) plugins similar In concept & have gotten lesser "Practical" daily use out of them opposed to Melo-Fi Vsti. So get this fellaz. Even If you don't think you'l like It, trust me you will, even If It has to grow on you a bit. You'll eventually realize It's value to you Instrument & sonic tool box.

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