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GForce M-Tron VST 2.0 Software Instrument  

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  • GForce

    Award-winning Mellotron performance with all the vintage appeal.

    The GForce M-Tron VST 2.0 Software Instrument is an expert model of the legendary British Mellotron. The Mellotron was an organ-like instrument manufactured between 1963 and 1986 that utilized a 35-note keyboard with each key controlling its own piece of tape. The tapes featured recordings of real players and instruments, arguably making the Mellotron the world's first sampler.

    The M-Tron VST 2.0 captures all of the character of the original instrument by sampling every note of every key and adhering to the original 8-second limit of each note. This way, not only do the resultant sounds ebb and flow, all the inherent and nostalgic magic of each sound is closely observed - minor imperfections and all. This authentic VSTi has just undergone a complete rewrite and is now available for all current Windows and Mac platforms, including Windows XP and Mac OSX. Packaged in its own flight case box, GForce M-Tron includes 2.5GB of authentic Mellotron sounds, which adds up to 100 tape banks ranging from classic flute and strings to some wonderfully quirky rhythms. The M-Tron allows on-screen and MIDI control over volume, tone, pitch, amplitude, and envelope attack and release so you can shape those classic sounds to your heart's content.

    The sounds of the original Mellotron can be heard on songs from The Beatles, The Moody Blues, King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Oasis, Radiohead, and countless others.

    Features
    • 2.5GB of authentic Mellotron sounds
    • 100 tape banks
    • MIDI control

    Nail down those funky Mellotron sounds with far more control than the original! Order today!

     

    M-Tron VST 2.0 Software Instrument Specifications:

    • Windows: Intel Pentium III 500MHz; 64MB RAM; Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP; VST 2.0 compatible host application for plug-in operation
    • Macintosh: PowerMac G4; 64MB RAM; OS X VST 2.0 or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation
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    4.5

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    Great sound but unstable w/ no support

    The review that says there's no support or (useable) documentation is correct. It took a bit of digging for me to discover that the M-Tron is in fact RTAS compatible before I bought...Read complete review

    The review that says there's no support or (useable) documentation is correct. It took a bit of digging for me to discover that the M-Tron is in fact RTAS compatible before I bought it to use with my ProTools LE 6.1.1 DAW. What even that scrap of information didn't tell me was that it's only compatible with ProTools 6.4, so I had to upgrade. Not a bad thing.. except my system was running flawlessly on 6.1.1 and is now less than reliable with 6.4 & the M-TronWhat's great about this product is that the sounds really do sound like old Mellotron tapes. The downside really comes down to the support. Not finding the fine print that said my version of RTAS wasn't compatible and not finding anything in the manual (which is basically just a list of sounds), I sent an email to G-Force support and never heard anything back. Add to that, this is a non-returnable product and I was hugely frustrated. It works now, in a sometimes-protools-crashes kind of way.

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    Lousy support

    G-Media sells you you something assuming you know how to operate it. There is no instruction of any kind, no troubleshooting, no help.If you have any question you are on your own. They...Read complete review

    G-Media sells you you something assuming you know how to operate it. There is no instruction of any kind, no troubleshooting, no help.If you have any question you are on your own. They dont answer e-mails and theres never anybody in the office to help you with technical support. Thus, if the product doesnt run well - which is exactly my case - you have nobody to resort to. Oh, but they got my money, thats for sure.

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    5.0

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    By Ajbbklyn

    from Brooklyn, NY

    The GForce M-Tron works seamlessly as a plug-in to Ableton Live 7 Suite. I've just produced a track where I used MIDI information (culled from a three-part harmony vocal) to trigger three instances of the M-Tron on separate tracks. The result is a country song juxtaposed with Moody Blues-style violin mellotron on the chorus. The software works equally well as a standalone instrument. My son plays the M-Tron just by clicking a desktop icon to launch the software. The tape banks are wonderfully accurate - even down to the original imperfections of the source tapes. All in all, a great value.

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    5.0

    Best Simulated Mellotron Ever

    By TAM

    from Chicago, IL

    This is an awesome program, and a great value to boot. 2.5GB of authentic Mellotron sounds? What a deal.I should also mention my configuration since I haven't seen it anywhere online and I want people to know it works. I don't have a soundcard with AISO drivers so I can't use it in standalone mode, so I run it through ACID Music Studio 6.0b as a VST plug-in and it works perfectly. I have tried to use this in the past with Sonar and a VST-to-DXi wrapper and it was not stable at all. M-Tron and ACID is a good combo.

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    1.0

    Lousy support

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    G-Media sells you you something assuming you know how to operate it. There is no instruction of any kind, no troubleshooting, no help.If you have any question you are on your own. They dont answer e-mails and theres never anybody in the office to help you with technical support. Thus, if the product doesnt run well - which is exactly my case - you have nobody to resort to. Oh, but they got my money, thats for sure.

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    4.0

    Great sound but unstable w/ no support

    By skypooch

    from San Rafael, CA

    The review that says there's no support or (useable) documentation is correct. It took a bit of digging for me to discover that the M-Tron is in fact RTAS compatible before I bought it to use with my ProTools LE 6.1.1 DAW. What even that scrap of information didn't tell me was that it's only compatible with ProTools 6.4, so I had to upgrade. Not a bad thing.. except my system was running flawlessly on 6.1.1 and is now less than reliable with 6.4 & the M-TronWhat's great about this product is that the sounds really do sound like old Mellotron tapes. The downside really comes down to the support. Not finding the fine print that said my version of RTAS wasn't compatible and not finding anything in the manual (which is basically just a list of sounds), I sent an email to G-Force support and never heard anything back. Add to that, this is a non-returnable product and I was hugely frustrated. It works now, in a sometimes-protools-crashes kind of way.

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    5.0

    m-tron is great.

    By BrandonBaker

    from Houston Texas

    i have a Mellotron, but it's too much a of a hassle to carry around and what not, so i decided to try out some VSTs to see how close they get. this is EASILY THE CLOSEST I'VE HEARD!!! simple to use. not a lot to it really, as far as interface goes. just straight to the point Mellotron! and you'd NEVER be able to find ALL THESE TAPES!!! i mean, it has the MKII tapes AND the rhythm tapes!!! i'm more than happy with this product. i would not hesitate to spend double this price on it! if you dig the real 'Tron sound, this is the one to get.

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    5.0

    the only mellotron you need

    By x_bruce

    from Chicago, IL

    GForce made the absolute software mellotron calling it the M-Tron and creating a legend of their own. Between this incredible near-duplicate, and it is exactly like mellotron, when your tape has hit the number of seconds it plays it has to be retriggered. You have to develop a mellotron style of playing, which is very easy. The included tape racks and additional ones also available are stunning. Items you would never use in a song suddenly sound glorious in virtual tape glory, warts and all. That is the charm of this instrument and what makes it necessary for nearly all music genres.

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    5.0

    M-Tron Version 4.6

    By Graham-XvH6n

    from Nashville, TN

    I bought the updated version of the M-Tron instead of paying for the seperate sound banks available from G-Force. The sounds are fantastic. If you are a fan of '70's era prog-rock, this is a product you need. However, I had one complaint. The new version will not load on my Win98 or WinMe Operating Systems. Questions to both M-Audio and G-Force were unsuccessful in solving the problem. The solution, find WindowsXP (Home, in my case) on sale. Both the Oddity and M-Tron loaded properly on XP. Minor complaint, but after reading earlier reviews, it seems others have had the same problem.

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    5.0

    Bosco

    By teedlebomb

    from Michigan

    Well, its just a beautiful emulator of the original Mellotron. If you have loved the early Moodies, Yes, Genesis sound, this is for you. Even if you can't play keys, get it. Its easy. In response to the "Lousy Support" user in this forum, all you have to do is call and they'll get back quickly and thoroughly. I hadda little trouble aligning the folders correctly but a rep from the UK called and we got it within a few minutes. Just a great instrument to enjoy - strings, flutes and vibes - fabulous.

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    5.0

    What I've always wanted.

    By KB-.ya7m

    from Houston, TX

    Well, it's simple and to the point, and what it does is emulate a Mellotron. The Mellotron is something I've always wanted but I never imagined I'd ever be able to have access to all these genuine classic sounds. An absolute steal!

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    5.0

    Ancient Sampler

    By Charles-SYUHW

    from Carter Lake, IA

    This little gadget is very entertaining. It can be somewhat tricky to get it set up - you have to at least have some ASIO drivers installed on your PC to get it running. These can be downloaded from the internet, or come standard with Steinberg Cubase and some of the other recording software. I use it mostly in Cakewalk Home Studio XL or as a stand alone instrument (G-media has the Standalone M-Tron as a free download on their website). The keyboard interface is very easy to use and extremely intuitive. The sounds vary from retro lounge music to very heavy, distorted industrial and everything in between. Some sounds are a little washed-out, but the tone adjustments can usually make up for it. Overall, a fun machine.

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