Vintage Streetly Tapes For M-Tron

Vol 1 - 24 banks from the original EMI tapes      01/12/11

 


The folks at GForce Software have been working with the original EMI tape-based 'Tron archive by John Bradley and Martin Smith.

The Streetly Tapes as they are known were transfered in to the GForce M-Tron format using the Mellotronics Skelletron, an exposed Mellotron (no external case) to make full access to the electronics possible.

 

The Streetly Tapes - Vol 1 Expansion Pack features 24 tape banks and is available exclusively from the GForce Software web shop for £49.99 (£59.99 inc VAT)

(approx $79.00).


www.gforcesoftware.com

 

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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Tapeman2000    Said...

Those original Mellotron tapes sound hideous, can't even listen to them, so noisy, I don't want pops thank you very much, but for tedious tweakers and purists, hurry up and get yours now, t i m e 's a' w a' s t i n' ...t i m e 's a' w a' s t i n'

01-Dec-11 08:08 PM


I Don't Like Music    Said...

I'm with Tapeman 2000 on this. Clearly Martin Smith and Tom Bradley are passionate about the Mellotron and Martin's arguments are well-reasoned and based on a lifetime of engineering experience and a deep understanding of the technology. But Tapeman2000's dismissive attitude is more compelling because it's based on prejudice and not actual knowledge. So "hurry up" you "tedious tweakers and purists", the Tapeman and I will sit this one out.

02-Dec-11 09:49 AM


Mattsynth    Said...

I could never understand the love that some musicians have for the Mellotron. I myself think it is an interesting but cheezy sounding machine. Maybe that is what people like about it. Anyway, it is different.

02-Dec-11 02:08 PM


Russell Butterfield    Said...

Even though you re entitled to your comments I disagree with what you are saying, the Mellotron Streetly tapes are original and of course there will be pops etc, its old technology being re-vamped, I don't think you guys really understand what us musicians had in the 70-80's, nothing like we have now, instruments back then were cumbersome and needed a lot of love and attention, and lots of money, for these banks to end up on the digital domain has taken a lot of hard work from the guys at G-Force, and its something that lots of mellotron users have never seen or even heard, and there are a lot of mellotron users out there, with the M-Tron Pro, G-Force are giving us a bank of sounds which other users can add to their ever expanding vintage collection. Pops, crackles, quirky etc, it all adds to the character of the instrument, so before you start slagging off the sounds etc, have a thought for the people who have made this possible, and I have spent some considerable time making sounds for this collection. Thank You.

03-Dec-11 05:28 AM


The Guvnor    Said...

I love the fact that there are people out there that are so obsessed about creating the perfect Mellotron sound, warts & all, and that they make them available to the public. This kind of work is a painstaking layout of love. Even though I already have all incarnations of the M-Tron & their tape banks and expansion packs, I still bought these beauties. Love the grittiness of them too!! Keep up the good work.

03-Dec-11 09:31 PM


Tronman    Said...

I always have to chuckle when I read comments by people who have never even played a Mellotron, yet criticize both the sound and the machine. I've owned three Mellotrons (still have two) and I also own the MTron Pro with the Streetly vol 1 samples. They are pristine; no "pops or clicks", just as with my Mellotrons (which BTW, are extremely reliable and require less maintenance than a guitar). The Streetly Tapes are far superior to the stock MTron sounds; so much better that I no longer use the stock sounds. I'm looking forward to the Streetly vols 2 and 3.

20-Mar-12 07:00 AM


Tronman    Said...

I always have to chuckle when I read comments by people who have never even played a Mellotron, yet criticize both the sound and the machine. I've owned three Mellotrons (still have two) and I also own the MTron Pro with the Streetly vol 1 samples. They are pristine; no "pops or clicks", just as with my Mellotrons (which BTW, are extremely reliable and require less maintenance than a guitar). The Streetly Tapes are far superior to the stock MTron sounds; so much better that I no longer use the stock sounds. I'm looking forward to the Streetly vols 2 and 3.

20-Mar-12 07:00 AM


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