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GForce The Streetly Tapes Vol. 4 Expansion for M-Tron Pro

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An Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro

The Streetly Tapes - Vol 4 for M-Tron Pro

 

After The Streetly Tapes - Vol 3, we thought we'd exhausted the vast library of Streetly tape banks available, so imagine our excitement when Martin Smith called to say, "I've found some more tapes tucked away in the tape storage cupboard. Do you fancy a listen?"

One particular set of long forgotten recordings actually took our breath away. It was at this point we knew we had to compile then release this set of super rare sounds. Strangely, these alternative Sad Strings recordings were made at the same time as the originals, but had been locked away, unloved, unedited and unheard for decades. The Sad Strings Chord Inversions are probably the most beautiful Tron strings we've ever heard. A set of chord inversions, largely based around the key of Ab, and played with "passionage" (according to the voice of conductor on the original tape recordings). 

While we've lost count of the number of variations of the 'MkII Three Violins' tapes we've heard over the years, the '3 More Violins' tape bank here has a sonic vibrancy and brilliance that sets it apart from the traditional MkII 'Three Violins', while still maintaining all of that etherial 'Tron character. Likewise, the 'Plain Cello' sound may be based on the original 'Cello' tape bank so beloved by King Crimson and others, but here it has an energy and clarity that cuts and shines through. Likewise, the awesome 'Octave Cello', 'M300B Lower Violin', 'Soft String Section' etc etc

Even the dirtier recordings like 'Moody Moog' and '6 Wives Moog' have a snarling character that's musically and historically valid, casting us back to a time where musicians would record monophonic instruments and transplant these sounds into their Mellotrons to replay them polyphonically.

For some though, the highlights of this collection will be the Jack Bruce and Steve Hackett vocal tape banks. Jack's vocals were recorded with automatic double-tracking (or artificial double-tracking) also known as ADT.

Steve Hackett's The Voice Of Necam, from the 1978 album Please Don't Touch, further reinforces the Mellotron's use as the first Sampler.

And that's the beauty of these tape banks - in line with the previous Streetly Tapes volumes, there's a musical and historic relevance here in abundance, with almost every sound having an associated story.

Streetly Tapes - Vol 4 for M-Tron Pro contains 26 tape banks, plus 100s of patches designed by serious Tron aficionados including Matt Berry, Nick Magnus, Paul Wiffen, Duncan Parsons (John Hackett Band), Jarrod Gosling (I Monster, Regal Worm), Graeme Rawson and, of course, GForce Software's own Chris Macleod & Dave Spiers.

 

Note** This product WILL NOT WORK without M-Tron Pro.

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