Clavia has just added a number of sounds to the Nord Sample Library (which is downloadable and playable by the Nord Electro 4, Stage 2, Nord Piano 2, Electro 3, and Nord Wave keyboard instruments) based on original master tapes used in the legendary Melltron--arguably the world's first sampler.
Here's their feature summary:
The Master Tapes offer high fidelity versions of the classic Mellotron sounds, as well as several previously unreleased Mellotron sounds and ultra-rare custom made sounds for Yes, Roxy Music, BSabbath and Tangerine Dream and more. We are also happy to finally include the charming Rhythms and Fills from the Mellotron MK I and MK II.
Rhythm and Fills
The idea behind the Rhythms and Fills were to let common people sound like professional musicians with a minimum of effort. By pressing a single key you’d have a complete old school rhythm section playing in your living room. Each Rhythm has corresponding Fills with Strings, Brass, Harps and more that fits magically together with the accompaniment.
Unique Custom made Artist Sounds
In the abandoned Mellotron storage facility in Birmingham, a number of extremely rare tapes were discovered. These sounds were custom made for bands like Roxy Music, Yes, Tangerine Dream and BSabbath specially created for use on stage, covering both leads and sound effects.
To download the sounds, CLICK HERE.