Redtron SE
by Artifake Labs
4.5 / 5     (38 votes)
Redtron SE uses samples recorded from a 1973 Mellotron M400S.

The samples have been cleaned (not too much) by removing an annoying 60Hz hum and some unwanted "clicks" and "pops" here and there.
  • Nine sound types : MKII Flute, MKII 3 Violins, M400 Cello, MKII Brass, M400 Combined Choir, M400 String Section, M400 Woodwinds, M300A Violins, M300B Violin.
  • No loops : like the original Mellotron, each sound is eight seconds long with, in many cases, "the bad endings".
  • Exclusive "Mellotronic Click Switch" (MCS).
  • Layer (two sounds A & B) and split possibilities (octave shift).
  • Independent parameters for sound A & B.
  • Full MIDI automation.
  • Global Volume control.
  • Global Tone control.
  • Global Pitch control.
MCS : On real Mellotrons, Click can be heard at the beginning of a note, when the tape comes in contact with the replay head. On REDTRON SE, these clicks are randomly generated when you hit a key : you don't hear twice the same and they can appear on any note. A rotary knob allows you to control the effect intensity (of course, you can also completely disable it ). Note : this function is inactive when the attack parameter is set to any value different from zero.
dj lu rivera Jun 03 2023
Jun 03 2023
Anonymous Feb 19 2023
(5 / 5)
Feb 19 2023
A lot of useless sounds, but found few very useful sounds. This can play very low and high notes also, which seems to be problem too many plugins. 5/5 sound with the best ones.
Sam Jan 02 2023
Jan 02 2023
There's no sound coming through, when enabled and volume turned up. I'm in LMMS. Any help?
Alex Jan 11 2024
Jan 11 2024
I'm also having trouble getting this one to boot in LMMS as well.
Juliano Hippie Oct 28 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2022
Very goooooooddddd!!!!!!!
Phil Jul 10 2022
Jul 10 2022
Now found this in Cakewalk under Container. Not working though - does not load the sf2 files. Redtron 400 works ok and the SE version works in Nanohost but not in Cakewalk. Does anyone know how to fix? Thanks
Phil Jul 08 2022
Jul 08 2022
Having problems with this one - Cakewalk seems to scan it but does not enter it into the list of available plugins. Other 32 bit plugins work fine.
a Dec 03 2023
Dec 03 2023
Maybe try starting the app with administrator powers
Mark Apr 18 2022
Apr 18 2022
Does Win 32 mean it won't work on Garageband?
ANSWER Jun 08 2022
Jun 08 2022
It means that it is for windows not mac or iphone/ipad
Eri Jul 03 2022
Jul 03 2022
So sad......
Edward Mar 15 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 15 2022
Fantastic plugin! How do I reset a patch? If I load e.g. Birmingham Fanfare, play with all the knobs and sliders (to ruin it), then load another patch, then load Birmingham Fanfare again, all the ruined settings remain. To reset a patch, currently I have to delete the synth then add it again. Is there a reset button someone I cannot see? I am using Cakewalk. Thanks!
rz Mar 07 2022
Mar 07 2022
Why it was detected as effect instead of instrument in cubase?
Mike Jan 10 2022
(1 / 5)
Jan 10 2022
Doesn't work on Ableton
Ippu Jan 25 2022
Jan 25 2022
It is 32bit, you have to use JBridge to use on 64bit. Then it works fine.
joey Jan 04 2022
Jan 04 2022
Will you ever release an AAX version? I run Pro Tools on Windows 11, which is basically the only DAW where you can't get a Mellotron. I'd love to be able to use this
Jared Jan 09 2022
Jan 09 2022
Yes I have seen no one made one of these in 64 bit. Stinks
jo sung chi Jun 02 2022
Jun 02 2022
Use fl studio.. Wont have to worry about 32 bit.. AAX for protools lol... Protools is a dinosaur
afton Oct 05 2021
(4 / 5)
Oct 05 2021
This honestly could compete with some of the paid mellotron plugins, it's pretty great and has like a noticeable vintage sound.
bro what Aug 29 2021
Aug 29 2021
bro where the freak i need to put this folder in ?
Answer Sep 07 2021
Sep 07 2021
There's not "Setup"/Install file so you have to Unzip the file and then copy + paste the "Redtron SE" folder into your VST Plugins Directory. Google whatever DAW you use and find out where the default VST Plugins Directory is. Then you might have to run a "Plugin scan" for it to show the new plugins.
LeSystemPerv Jun 04 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 04 2021
Amazing plugin.
Stoby Joe May 11 2021
(5 / 5)
May 11 2021
OH... MY... GAWD... This plug in kicks nine kinds of ass. So fat. An absolute MUST if you do 70's style prog rock.
Mark Lee Wilkins Jan 04 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2021
Stoked, this one is fun. and I don't tape warping and snapping
Ale Nov 29 2020
(2 / 5)
Nov 29 2020
Mi installa il file zip ma dentro ci sono solo file SEM e non mi installa nulla, come si fa
Satta beats Dec 12 2020
Dec 12 2020
Ce un file dll che lo devi spostare nella tua cartella vsts
Nico Nov 04 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 04 2020
Super, surtout la flute !!! A quand une version OSX ? Car je ne peux pas l'utiliser du coup.
Mynor Arriaga Mar 25 2020
Mar 25 2020
Gracias por el programa
mehdu bts Mar 18 2020
(4 / 5)
Mar 18 2020
thnx for this wow
Steve Dec 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 27 2019
The Brummie magic has been captured wonderfully on this plug in. There's even a preset called 'Birmingham Orchestra' Birmingham the city from which the Mellotron hails. Beautiful warm authentic sounds have been captured amazingly.Warmest keyboard there is This is's fantastic.
Sandwich Nov 21 2019
(3 / 5)
Nov 21 2019
I am absolutely stunned by this plugin. I've tried many Mellotron emulations (including those kinda expensive) and seriously, this one is definitely my favourite. I love these "proggy" presets. A no brainer for Genesis/King Crimson fans.
Louis Nov 09 2019
(4 / 5)
Nov 09 2019
Love the mellotron and this one sounds great.
Faze Grrrrooves May 23 2019
May 23 2019
Used this since it first appeared even though I've got an old MS1 setup as a Mellotron, tend to use this plugin more often. It really does sound great. Are there any freeware developers out there who could make a passable free Ondioline emulator? People who love the Mellotron sound also downloaded.......
tony Nov 04 2019
Nov 04 2019
Ondioline is a good idea.
Will Nov 18 2022
Nov 18 2022
Spitfire audio, labs, electonique antique is an ondoline
Ignace May 05 2019
May 05 2019
Woow pretty good stuff. Nice (and lots of) work you've done. I succesfully entered it as 64 bit version in Ableton Live 10 using Jbridge. Nice touch is that all parameters are ready for automation. Congrats. Couldn't afford a mellotron, and this VST is much handier than the original :-)
Tommelom Mar 11 2019
(5 / 5)
Mar 11 2019
Wow! Fantastic! Feel like Toni Banks!
Louis Jan 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 27 2019
Sounds fantastic.
rodolfo Nov 19 2018
(4 / 5)
Nov 19 2018
Muy bien
John.Smyth Oct 17 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 17 2018
Really amazing, converted it to 64bit to use with my setup, it is now my favorite instrument, Way better sounding than the overpriced Mellowtoon.
mmm Jan 28 2019
Jan 28 2019
How did you do that?
Chris Feb 13 2019
Feb 13 2019
Probably using JBridge
karl Aug 05 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 05 2018
Amazing dude
oh. Jun 30 2018
Jun 30 2018
It's very good.
d1splay Mar 15 2018
Mar 15 2018
Just crashes
Purple6Shaman Oct 01 2018
Oct 01 2018
I converted it to 64bit. It crashes once in a while yeah. So I make a melody with this and render it out as Wav and throw that Wav back in DAW. That solves that. :)
ProgRock25 Jul 29 2019
Jul 29 2019
how can I convert it to 64bit? my DAW is Studio One 4
Veemoth Feb 23 2018
Feb 23 2018
One of the best, sounds near reality! Really nice sound, i like it!!! thx you for your good work!!
Kintozero Jan 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 29 2018
Excellent Mellotron emulation, though I prefer the sound of Redtron version 1.
afibruh Nov 10 2017
Nov 10 2017
it wont show up in my plugins i have fl studio 12.4 and i extracted it into the generator folder but it doesnt seem to work
stinkypinky Nov 14 2017
Nov 14 2017
I think it might be because your fl studio is running in 64 bit. I am having the same issue does not appear in my ableton.
grimm eerie Jan 15 2018
Jan 15 2018
it's because it goes in the vst folder silly. not the generator folder.
xxx Nov 10 2017
Nov 10 2017
Please tell me how to install
Lil Pump Nov 10 2017
Nov 10 2017
When you unrar it, you get a .dll file and a folder. Make sure to put both of these on the same folder where ALL your vst's are installed!
grateful Jul 10 2019
Jul 10 2019
Thank you, Lil Pump.
LXST Nov 10 2017
Nov 10 2017
Based Gutta told me to get this
DGB Nov 10 2017
Nov 10 2017
me too. and ill do anything he says, kinda like he does with metro
ComposerX Sept 16 2017
(1 / 5)
Sept 16 2017
Sry, no clean sounding plugin!
adreamingandroid Jun 25 2017
Jun 25 2017
love this vst and use it loads, wonderful string sounds and i also like choirs as well, fantastic stuff for a freebie, many thanks artifake
Frank May 01 2017
May 01 2017
Beautiful! 64 bit please.
Psychedelic Odin Mar 13 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 13 2017
This is a brilliant Mellotron emulator. It uses original Chamberlin era recordings and sounds fantastic. This is brilliant, honestly. Thank you Artifake.
Mellotron Lover Jan 17 2017
Jan 17 2017
This VST is amazing, I finally get to own a mellotron :) BTW... they also have some other versions on their page, including an version of this one that DOES have loop / no loop option... and an MKV which is a 'double M400' - King Crimson used to tour with two of these in 1973/74. It has some great presets, like the "trick of the tail" choir sound and some Rick Wakeman sounds - and King Crimson sounds, of course. Amazing VSTs from Redtron... the only "bad" thing about any of them is that you cannot load two instances (ie: one on track 01, another on track 02) at the same time. You just have to 'render' the first track then set up the second track with the VST. I cannot thank Redtron enough for making ahd sharing these Tron VSTs.. amazing stuff :)
LoloGP May 27 2020
May 27 2020
With FL Studio 20 (32-bits) I manage to use two instances of Redtron SE but it makes the workstation a bit unstable.
narnoz Jan 08 2017
Jan 08 2017
Super sons , merci !!!
Mellow Yellow Jan 04 2017
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2017
I had a real Mellotron but threw it out of my hotel window after trying this VSTi.
msea Dec 12 2016
Dec 12 2016
Outstanding. Hard to believe it's free. "I'm a melancholy man... that's a what I am... all the world surrounds me and...I think I understand..." (Mellotron fans will get it)
Stavr0 Apr 22 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2016
Another great on to play using LMMS and Genesis MIDI files. Includes presets for classics like Watcher of the Skies
laynez Mar 31 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2016
Sounds amazing, love this.
LFO Feb 03 2016
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2016
Just came across this thing. It's a beauty!
alb Jan 25 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 25 2016
Fantastic. Sounds just like the mighty 'tron and some great presets.