by audiolatry
4.4 / 5     (8 votes)
Win64 OSX
Mel-Lofi is based on the Mellotron samples recorded by Taijiguy and brings a total of 23 presets distributed across 5 main instrument categories.

All the samples were slightly edited and most important, were looped for best playability. But even so, the sound remains rough and lo-fi, we wanted to keep the feel and sound of the original instrument.

As an extra, we added 4 original effect layers: vinyl, radio noise, mechanical belt noise, and rain. They each have on/off button and volume sliders, also they’re labeled with their corresponding note on the keyboard.

Mel-Lofi is available in VST/VST3 Windows and VST/VST3/AU macOS. It is compatible with the latest versions, also it is natively compatible with M1 chips.
  • 690 MB extracted size.
  • 23 instrument presets.
  • 4 additional fx layers.
  • Attack/release envelope.
  • Cutoff for lowpass/highpass filters.
  • Global tune.
  • Tremolo section.
  • Room reverb.
  • Global gain and pan.
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Stephan Oct 25 2023
(4 / 5)
Oct 25 2023
Gorgeous sound! Sadly, it doesn't work with LMMS.
ryan Dec 10 2023
Dec 10 2023
I am so happy to hear that people use lmms in 23.
Neonlex Jan 04 2024
Jan 04 2024
I use lmms as well
Flippityjibbet Nov 30 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 30 2022
It's nice to finally have a free plugin that uses all of the Taijiguy Mellotron samples! This does exactly what it needs to do effectively. The built-in effects and modifications are also a nice touch. One critique I might make would be that I wish you could turn the attack down even lower than it allows you to. Aside from that, however, this is a really solid plugin.
IanPB Oct 21 2022
(2 / 5)
Oct 21 2022
While the brass settings are authetic-sounding reproductions of the individual instruments, the Violins are poor, sounding more like an electric organ from the 1960s, or even the clavioline used on 'Telstar' by the Tornados. Furthermore, the two settings for 'Voices' are exactly the same, and appear to have an organ layered into them, which completely spoils the effect. As far as I'm concerned, only the Brass sounds are useable here, but only for use as an authentic saxophone, trumpet and trombone, particularly for layering. As far as the sound of an actual mellotron is concerned, there are much better alternatives, such as Redtron, Tapeotronic and Tapeworm. A particularly annoying feature of this plugin is that when a new instrument is selected, all the controls reset to default. It would be far better if these remained in the position set by the user.
Hamstring Jun 10 2023
Jun 10 2023
The samples are the same samples that are used in Redtron_SE.
jared Sep 05 2022
(4 / 5)
Sep 05 2022
These sound okay, some better than others. When you get the arturia midi controller it comes with Arturia Labs and there are a few Mellotron sounds from their paid synths that sound great, plus the tone wheel changes the sound in great ways.
Marv Jul 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Jul 14 2022
Great sounds, not being able to get Reaper daw to detect it though
John Jun 19 2022
(5 / 5)
Jun 19 2022
Nice variety of sounds with this one. Probably the best free Mellotron plugin out there.
Alex Cruba Jul 15 2022
Jul 15 2022
Artifake Labs will always be no1 if we speak about Mellotron emulators...
IanPB Oct 21 2022
Oct 21 2022
Really? Have you not tried Redtron SE, Tapeotronic and Tapeworm?
Blair Rafe Knox Jun 19 2022
(5 / 5)
Jun 19 2022
This is a really excellent virtual instrument plugin. The sounds are very good. Pleasing to my ear with this Lo-fi plugin. Thanks audiolatry for this. audiolatry has great plugins.