Arturia Mellotron V License - Legendary Tape Keyboard

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Arturia Mellotron V License - Legendary Tape Keyboard


Arturia Mellotron V License - Legendary Tape Keyboard

Long before synths, the Mellotron put an orchestra at the keyboardist’s command using tape recordings of real instruments. Mellotron V harnesses all of its lo-fi goodness in an authentic virtual instrument, respectfully enhanced for modern music-making.

Tape-BasedOrchestra Keyboard

Flutes, strings, brass, organs, choirs — if you wanted these sounds in the 1960s, the Mellotron was the only solution short of hiring section players.

Its unheard-of realism was infused with the quirks of each key playing a moving analog tape, creating a sound that went down in history with The Beatles, The Moody Blues, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, and countless others. Mellotron V brings that history, with every beautiful sonic imperfection, to your musical future.

More Than Sound

Mellotron samples have been readily available for decades, but Mellotron V provides the full, immersive experience of playing the genuine article.

Original Samples

Mellotron V’s collection of 65 original tape banks is utterly authentic, recorded directly from the actual tapes.

Inspiration Machine

Realistic and otherworldly at the same time, Mellotron V’s tones will lead to riffs and musical ideas that the best hi-fi orchestral samples won’t.

Roll Your Own

Load external samples and stamp the Mellotron’s vintage signature on any sound you like.

Strawberry Fields,Everything Is Real

In the 1960s, sampling wasn’t yet even a fantasy. But what if you could cross a tape player with a musical instrument? That’s the Mellotron, and it literally rewrote the rules for what keyboards could do.

The idea was genius: a bank of tapes, one for each note, in a cabinet with a keyboard on it. Pressing a key pushes a play head onto the tape, triggering the recorded sound. Finicky? Very. Expensive? Half the price of a starter home in the UK in the ’60s. Perfect sound? Not even. But it captured musicians’ imaginations at the exact time rock music was going high-concept and welcoming artistic influences.

Main Features

  • 65 original tape racks from MKI/MKII/M300/M400 Mellotrons
  • User sample import: benefit from the Mellotron sound on any sample
  • 3 tracks to select or blend samples
  • Modeling parameters and modulations: flutter, tape saturation, mechanics noise, noise floor, velocity on volume and aftertouch on flutter
  • Amplitude envelope and loop controls for each sample
  • Time stretching on user samples
  • Dedicated effects pedal board
    • 4 slots with a selection of 10 different effects
    • 1 amplifier simulator (Fender Twin or Leslie)
    • 1 room ambiance
    • LFO with 7 waveforms
    • 1 Noise Generator
    • 1 VCA
    • 1 Mixer
    • 1 external audio input and 1 external oscillator and filter modulation input
  • 61 presets

Platform specifications


  • Win 8.1+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2.5 GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 10.13+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2.5 GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU


  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. 

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