A super-saving bundle showcasing the distinctive tones of the classic Mellotron M400 across nine multisampled instruments. From chillout to hip hop, from soundtrack scores to slow lane house, the Mellotron delivers the goods, featuring flutes, horns, clarinets, brass, strings and more.
Microtron XL for Ableton Live bundles together all 3 tapes from Puremagnetik's popular Microtron series into a unique and affordable package that captures the the original imperfections, vintage analog quality of the Mellotron M400 through a Neumann U47 Microphone and Reeves Custom 50 Amplifier.
Microtron XL integrates seamlessly into Ableton Live 8. It comes packed with 9 individual multisampled instruments and full 'tape' instruments that have similar sound blending functionality to that found on the original M400. The collection also includes over 150 professionally performed Live Clips complete with Ableton Live Rack and Effects integration.
Microtron XL includes the following instruments as programmed from the original tapes.
MK II Flute > Undoubtedly the sound that defines Mellotron, the MKII flute instantly conjures images of 1967 Abbey Road. Not only the most famous Mellotron sound, but perhaps the eeriest, the MKII flute's dubious pitching has been in question throughout the decades. The change in timbre and odd intonation only adds to the haunting and mesmerizing character of this timeless sound.
Octave Recorders > Composed of soprano, alto and tenor recorders, it has a solid woody tone with breathy articulations and is definitely a contender to fill up the mix with some organic elements. Playing fast staccato chords on this one can make it sound a bit like a harmonium.
Cello > Renowned for its melancholy timbre and described by some as "wheezing and groaning" the Microtron Cello is undoubtedly one of the standout characters in the collection.
Clarinet > The original Mk1 Clarinet that was discontinued but re-introduced for Puremagnetik's Microtron series. Warm and woody, the Microtron clarinet has an authentic sound that captures its vintage flavour. The Microtron Clarinet patch is programmed an octave higher for quick harmonic layering with other Microtron sounds.
French Horn > Big and brassy, the Microtron French Horn is a uniquely expressive addition to the Microtron collection.
Glenn Miller > Glenn Miller disappeared from the radar in 1944, but now he has returned for one last swingin' arrangement in your DAW, inspiring hours of fun and creativity with layered brass sounds, warped, flanged and mangled in the classic Mellotron tape style.
Brass > The recorded combined output of two saxophones, two trumpets and a trombone, this is a powerful and punchy sound much beloved of King Crimson, Rick Wakeman, The Moody Blues and even John Lennon.
8 Voice Choir > Another of the classic Mellotron sounds, and perhaps the most arresting, consisting of four female and four male voices.
String Section > A combination of violins, viola and cello, these multisampled strings are pre-arranged to sound huge, just layer them together in chords or clusters for some outlandish string effects.