M-Tron MkII

$335.00

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Product Info

The M-Tron MkII is a celebration of the highly coveted original dual manual ‘trons

If you are looking for a truly authentic MkII dose of nostalgia and host sync potential, you’ve found it.

RETUNE, HOST SYNC AND CREATE A FUSION OF HYBRID RHYTHMS AND ACCOMPANIMENTS

Under each key of the original MkII was over 40 feet of magnetic tape. At the press of a button, a scrolling mechanism would move that tape so that one of six different sections could be replayed. These sections are referred to as ‘Stations’ and each conformed to a specific style, musical key and tempo. Obviously, it was impossible on the original to mix and match Rhythms and/or Accompaniments from different Stations.

On the M-Tron MkII, we’ve kept this methodology, but added ways where Rhythms and Accompaniments from different Stations can be mixed and matched, vastly increasing the possible permutations and flexibility of the instrument. M-Tron MkII also offers the ability to retune an entire bank while maintaining the host tempo.

What’s more, M-Tron MkII features a Dual Rhythm Mode where you can layer two Rhythms and Accompaniments from the Chamberlin and Melly MkI & II to create a fusion of hybrid rhythms and motifs. We’ve also taken care not to iron out the character of the original tapes so the contrast between US and UK recordings is a joy to behold… warts and all.

EVOLVED, EVOCATIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY IMPERFECT

King Hussein of Jordan, Princess Margaret & L Ron Hubbard bought into the MkII’s Home Entertainment concept. But in much the same way as a younger generation reshaped music using Roland TB-303’s & TR-909’s in fresh and imaginative ways, so too did The Beatles, The Moody Blues, King Crimson, Genesis, The Rolling Stones, who catapulted its magnificently grainy tones into the public consciousness via Strawberry Fields Forever, The Court Of The Crimson King, Watcher of the Skies, Nights In White Satin and 2000 Light Years From Home.

All the sounds on the GForce M-Tron MkII are sourced from the MKI, MKII and Chamberlin Tape Archive curated by Martin Smith who prepared the recordings for this project. With these tapes undergoing extensive, but sympathetic tape restoration and tempo remapping, on M-Tron MkII both microphone and DI’d recorded versions of the lead tapes now sit side-by-side with combinations of rhythms and accompaniments, the latter of which can be synchronised to your host tempo and transposed to fit into your own compositions.

Legal Notice: GForce Software and M-Tron Pro are trademarks of GForce Software Ltd. All third party product names used in this product are trademarks of their respective owners and are in no way associated or affiliated with GForce Software Ltd. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during development of this product. Mellotron and Chamberlin are registered trademarks of Marcus Resch.

M-Tron MkII software incorporates élastique Pro V3 by zplane.development.

Features

  • Rhythms, Accompaniments & Lead sounds from the 1960’s dual-manual Chamberlin & Mellotron MkI & MkII.
  • 132 tape-banks, several of which have never been previously released.
  • Over 4500 individual samples curated from The Streetly Archives.
  • Unique and authentic user interface with over 150 Patches.
  • Rhythm / Accompaniment & Lead mode, plus Dual Rhythm / Accompaniment mode.
  • Parallel Trigger option for Rhythms, Accompaniments or both.
  • Rhythm & Accompaniment Host Sync, Transposition, Tape Half Speed, Tape 2s-Rewind Time, Tape Reverse and Pan.
  • Individual key edit control (tape start, detune, tape pan, key click), & key edit presets save and recall.
  • Chord Finder visual-aid for playing matched Rhythms and Accompaniments.
  • Use one 88-note keyboard or two separate smaller keyboards to control each manual.
  • Reverb (modern or spring) and Delay effects.
  • Unlooped tape-banks for an authentic MkII playing experience.

Requirements

MAC
Cpu Intel or M1 Mac
Ram 2
Disk 5
Version macOS 10.15.x or above
WINDOWS
Cpu 2GHz
Ram 2
Disk 5
Version Windows 7 and above