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Mellotron Sounds

Postby flowerkings » 03:58, 4 May 2014

Are their any Mellotron sounds in the FA
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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby bennyseven » 14:53, 4 May 2014

There is one Mellotron related factory sound I found (Tape Strings).
With AXIAL EXP-02 there are some sounds, like Flute, Choir and Ens.Strings).
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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby analogaddict » 19:48, 4 May 2014

There are a few but they are rather crappy. :)
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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby specialplant » 20:20, 4 May 2014

The Mellotron sounds in SRX 07 / EXP 02 (strings, flute...) are really sampled from a Mellotron IMO, much better than the usual "pseudo" Mellotron sounds which are just edited in a Mellotron-similar way, and thus probably much better than the FA factory Mellotron sounds.
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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby progferbrains » 13:39, 8 May 2014

Hi Flowerkings

The "Tape Strings" and other things are just normal strings patches with treble rolled off and maybe some bit smashing... but they don't work as Trons properly. Sorry but there's no tron on the FA of any instrument set. I did build a sample set for the FA but can't be bothered with the hassle and I'm still sending out to an external instrument for my trons of which I use a lot. If your user name is an indication of your music style, then I know that "Tape Strings" patch will not do!!! Sorry!

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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby LesliesTube » 15:26, 26 April 2015

Sorry for awakaning a nearly one year old thread. I must point out that after fiddling with a FA-06+EXP-02 in a local store, I found out THERE ARE genuine Tron string samples.
Sadly, the ones who programmed the patches in the SRX-era were not good as the ones who sampled and mapped the waveforms.
You need to begin from scratch, from an empy tone and find the EX02 waveforms 274-276.
274 is your good ole dry mono strings, and if you want the sound to be "larger" a la King Crimson, add 275 & 276 in the way you like.
Hope it helped.
P.S. You can program some really nice Hammond sounds from scratch too. The waveforms can be really useful, and they simply fell into misprogrammed patches, like the Tron sounds.
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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby Foia » 16:14, 1 January 2018

LesliesTube wrote:You need to begin from scratch, from an empy tone and find the EX02 waveforms 274-276.
274 is your good ole dry mono strings, and if you want the sound to be "larger" a la King Crimson, add 275 & 276 in the way you like.

Thanks for the hint: very useful!
As I am quite new to sound editing, could someone please suggest some basic settings to make those sounds less "dry"? I had in mind the famous "3 Violins" sound used by Genesis in many of their records.
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Re: Mellotron Sounds

Postby alargroove » 21:03, 5 January 2018

specialplant wrote:The Mellotron sounds in SRX 07 / EXP 02 (strings, flute...) are really sampled from a Mellotron IMO, much better than the usual "pseudo" Mellotron sounds which are just edited in a Mellotron-similar way, and thus probably much better than the FA factory Mellotron sounds.


Thanks for the heads up on these. The strings and the flute are pretty close.
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