by Tweakbench
3.9 / 5     (7 votes)
tapeworm is a mellotron-like synthesizer based on remastered versions of j.p. hovercraft's original mellotron multisamples.

tapeworm includes five voice types, tuning, attack, release, and midi automation.
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me Aug 10 2020
Aug 10 2020
it just sounds like a square wave, anyone got a fix?
Bobble Jun 18 2020
(4 / 5)
Jun 18 2020
I like how this sounds :D
Sargantana Apr 06 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2020
My "go to" Mellotron VST for many years now. 100% reliable, great sounds and considerably lighter to carry around than the real thing.
Tony Aug 04 2015
Aug 04 2015
Slower attack and long release on the flute with some reverb is wonderfully haunting behind guitar etc.
uhlexo Apr 01 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 01 2015
I've used a lot of mellotron samplers in my day, I own a Nord that has some pretty great mellotron sounds on it as well, and I keep coming back to this one. Highly recommended!
max Jan 30 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 30 2015
Simple and useful :)
Painfully Average. Oct 01 2014
(2 / 5)
Oct 01 2014
I'm sure this one has a lot of potential, it just needs a lot of work to be really 'great' by any means. That being said, if you want a more 'realistic-sounding' Mellotron VST, look up the Redtron VST program family.
alb Jun 02 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 02 2014
Love it - really sounds like a mellotron and great for atmospheres and that old prog rock sound.
doo doo Mar 22 2014
(1 / 5)
Mar 22 2014
Mellotrons were/are overrated. As a result, this plugin is doo doo.
brotherj Nov 15 2014
Nov 15 2014
Overrated possibly, but in the day they were life-changing. Plus you couldn't get anything else. Without them, no polysynths or prog rock, or VSTIs, for that matter.
lol Jul 10 2019
Jul 10 2019
Your opinion of Mellotrons is entirely irrelevant to what the rating of the plugin should be. Does it do its job? Does it do it well? That's all that needs to be rated. Imagine being so self-important you tank the rating of a VST because you don't like the instrument it portrays. I hope you've learned better than this in five years.
Sleep Deprived Fan. Dec 29 2021
Dec 29 2021
That being said, is there a way to replace or add samples to it? That would be a lovely multi-purpose VST. It makes the best sounding mellotron sound I've heard so far! Some nice user banks added to it, would be Analoguely pleasant. Tapework is probably the first tweakbench I am gonna buy the newest version of :)