Hark back to the heyday of classic rock and one instrument stands above the rest, a 350lb behemoth that would forever change the way we think about making music. At the heart of this monster was an array of tape machines, one per note on the attached keyboard, each playing a uniquely recorded sound. With only 8 seconds of tape per key and a cumbersome frame this machine had its limitations but was nonetheless impressive for its time, boasting a multitimbral and truly polyphonic 'engine'. Instantly made famous by the Beatles hit 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and used by countless others including The Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, and prog rock legends Yes, this was the 'must-have' sound of the 60's. While its use fell out of fashion the implications it made have become fundamental to modern music production.
With Mello we've aimed to deliver a complete and authentic recreation of this prolific instrument. Dozens of original tapes were multi-sampled on 3 different machines in order to give you the best representation of each of the 28 available sounds. To capture the live experience the key noise and inner mechanical sounds were stereo recorded, including tape noise and key-off sounds, and are all mixable to taste.
To make Mello even more versatile we've added a few tricks of our own, including an analog-modeled tape delay, reverb, a custom unison mode to give you stereo sound without unwanted transposition or chorusing, a switchable multimode filter, a 3-band EQ and more. Mello delivers a warm and buttery tone indistinguishable from the original and is, in every way we could make it, a perfect tribute to the quintessential studio instrument of the 60's.
• Pristine and comprehensive sample library from 3 original machines • Mixable key and mechanical noise for authentic experience • Switchable keyboard range (original or extended) • Stereo modes including custom unison • Switchable multimode filter with cutoff and resonance • ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter with velocity sensitivity • 3-band EQ with sweepable mid frequency • Built-in SparkVerb • Analog-modeled tape delay
Also available in the Vintage Vault 3 bundle
A comprehensive collection of 65 instruments giving you the most important synth and drum machine sounds from the last 50 years. Based on 250 vintage machines, Vintage Vault 3 delivers over 10,000 hand-crafted presets from over 500,000 meticulously recorded samples. Experience the authentic sounds of vintage hardware instruments with the simplicity of software. The history of synthesis at your fingertips!
WHAT YOU GET
680 MB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 1.4 GB in WAV)
12 presets, 28 sounds, 2,037 samples
44.1 kHz. Recording at 96 kHz.
3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles
Owners of Vintage Vault and Vintage Vault 2 are eligible for upgrade pricing (see table for details)
Owners of individual product(s) included in Vintage Vault 3 totaling in value of $149 or more (MSRP) are eligible for upgrade pricing (see table for details)
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NFR licenses may not be upgraded
Resale of individual products obtained in a bundle or used to upgrade to a bundle are not allowed
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Pricing Terms and Conditions
Introductory and upgrade prices available through April 30th, 2020.
Owners of individual products included within the bundle have received a tiered discount voucher by mail, and can also see it at uvi.net/discount. The discount voucher can be used on top of the introductory price and is available once through April 30th, 2020.
NFR licenses may not be upgraded.
Resale of individual products obtained in a bundle or used to upgrade to a bundle are not allowed.