This second edition to the Microtron series includes even more classic sounds! Microtron Tape 2 comes with the legendary Mark II Flute, Cello and Octave Recorders.
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 (they say two flutes were used) and odd intonation only adds to the haunting and mesmerizing character of this timeless sound.
The Octave Recorder is a newer sound composed of soprano, alto and tenor recorders. Playing fast staccato chords on this one can make it sound a bit like a harmonium. It has a solid woody tone with breathy articulations and is definitely a contender to fill up the mix with some organic elements.
Renown for its melancholy timbre and described by some as “wheezing and groaning” the Cello sound was originally recorded in the 1960s. A double bassist was used for the lower registers. Apparently the original session cellist did not wish to detune his cello for fear of damaging the instrument. Nonetheless, the Mellotron Cello recording is undoubtedly a unique character in the tape library.
Microtron Tape 2 for Kontakt
This second installment of Puremagnetik’s Microtron series brings three classic sounds from original Mellotron tapes direct to your DAW.
Microtron is undoubtedly the most comprehensive, natively programmed Mellotron sound set for Ableton Live. Microtron Tape 2 builds upon Live’s rack features to create the blending effects between tape sounds as can be achieved with a physical Mellotron. Native live effects are completely integrated with multisample mode racks so that any Live 7 or 8 user can instantly load these sounds.
In addition, Microtron Tape 2 includes 50 Live Clips performed by professional studio keyboardists. Each clip comes preprogrammed with the multi sound Microtron rack for the most flexibility and editing possibilities.
Microtron Tape 2 for Kontakt comes with a selectable multi sound instrument with custom KSP editing features and Kontakt native effects. The Kontakt download also includes over 40 tempo-synced Apple Loops that can be dropped directly into Kontakt or played in the environment of your choice. (For native Apple SIAL loops be sure to download the Logic version)
Microtron Tape 2 for Logic includes three EXS instruments as channel strips that instantly install into the Logic library and a collection of over 40 SIAL Apple Loops.