Mel-Lofi is a free virtual instrument plugin (ROMpler) for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.
This virtual instrument is based on the Mellotron multi-samples recorded by Taijiguy (+ 1 “invented” preset) and brings a total of 24 presets distributed across 5 main instrument categories.
All the samples were slightly edited and most important, were looped for best playability. But even so, the sound remains rough and lo-fi, we wanted to keep the feel and sound of the original instrument.
As an extra, we added 4 original effect layers: vinyl, radio noise, mechanical belt noise, and rain. They each have on/off buttons and volume sliders, also they’re labeled with their corresponding note on the keyboard.
The interface is easy to use and understand, coming with global volume & pan, a velocity knob, attack/decay envelope, cutoff filter, modulation section, and effects such as delay, chorus, distortion with cabinet, and reverb.
Mel-Lofi can be used in Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Ambient, Chillout, Pop, EDM, and other similar styles. It is available in 64-bit VST/VST3 Windows and VST/VST3/AU macOS.
- 816 MB extracted size / 695 MB download size
- 24 multi-sampled presets
- 4 additional fx layers
- attack/release envelope
- cutoff for lowpass/highpass filters
- modulation section
- delay, chorus, distortion, cabinet & reverb
- velocity knob
- global gain and pan
- Windows 8.1 64-bit to Windows 11 64-bit
- 2 GB of RAM
- 813 MB hard disk space
- VST2 or VST3 64-bit host
- El Capitan to Monterey
- 2 GB of RAM
- 816 MB hard disk space
- VST2, VST3 or AU 64-bit host
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Great work -thank you
Thank you too for your kind words!
Dear Karl at Audiolatry,
I find your Mel-Lofi a very constructed and well built mellotron emulation with quality sounding and crystal clear clarity on the sounds for this VST Plugin.
Best regards to you and everyone at Audiolatry Instruments.
TY so much so much fun 🙂
I am glad you liked it, thank you too!
So i unzipped the VST3 and then copied the folder into the right VST3 folder. I also know my DAW scan this folder, but it doesn’t show in the DAW. Running Win 11 and Studio One 5
Did some research and it looks like Presonus isn’t supporting VST3 by default, gotta change it in the advance setting.
Thanks for the instrument anyways!
thats not true in my exp lol. Ive had multiple presonus interfaces and softwares in the last decade or two all supported vst3 by default.
Well, it’s just something i read on a 3rd party page
They aslo do not recommend using vst3, and i have no idea why. I can’t find the VST3 version in my DAW, so i¨m using the 2 for now anyways.
In windows it’ll be one or the other. Sometimes programs scatter everything on install Everything.exe keeps them on check
C:\Program Files\Common Files
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3
Many thanks for providing such a good measure of fun for free 👍 Very easy to use and well-sounding. You can go crazy with the lo-fi FX settings along with the high-pass filter in particular. Excellent plug-in. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of five.
Hey Richard, yes this is the idea! The first thing that came to mind when I made this plugin was highpass combined with radio noise, emulating old tunes haha. I am very very glad that you like it, more plugins will come 🙂
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Haha! Thank you too, you’ve made my day 🙂 Kind regards, Stephen
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I dont know how to make it show up on my DAW, I got both the VST and VST 3 downloads, but it doesnt show up when I try to scan my files, Im running FL Studio. Pls help I need this plugin badly.
Where did you place the files, in which folder?
Would be nice to store samples on sep hard drive for ALL your plugs. Possible ?
sorry but i can’t put it in my fl studio
When I did all the processes and put it to download, a screen appears saying “Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again.”
Could anyone help me with this problem?
no windows 7 compatibility is big bummer. from what i’ve heard audio sample wise, this is one of the better sounding mellotron plugins, free or paid. ah, well, all those who have proper system requirements enjoy!
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I downloaded the plug in in AU and VST but Logic Pro x doesn’t find it. I don’t see it in plug in manager and on the channel strip either. Any tips?
Brilliant, the best free mellotron up there with the Redtrons and it’s 64 Bit and VST3, thanks 🙂 , only request would be a dark interface option, it’s one of the few light-coloured plugins I have and can be very bright when loaded in a night session when all else is dark
Sometimes it doesn’t work properly. Stops sustaining a note. But then I run Logic a different time and works fine.
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Dear Team Audiolatry!
I already loved using Mel-Lofi before, with its darker tones that suite my tastes – but this version 2 simply tops it! A wonderful upgrade to an already classical Sound. The new GUI is super too. Thank you all so much for the dedicated hard work to create this superb plugin! Works perfectly in Reaper.
Thanks for the update, again, the best free Mellotron out there. Another hopeful request for a dark skin for those of us that work at night, it would make it perfect 🙂
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Love the sounds and functionality of this plugin, but I’m having an issue. I use Cantabile as my performance VST host. I set up my presets at home, on my home studio computer, and then sync my setlists and presets to my performance laptop which is located in my band’s studio. This works really well, and I don’t have to bring my synth/laptop setup home every time.
However, the settings for my Mel-Lofi presets aren’t transferring. When I open my Cantabile presets that contain a Mel-Lofi instance, it just loads a default instance, and doesn’t recall any of my settings. Chosen instrument, velocity, delay, reverb, chorus, it’s all reverted to default. Any idea why this might be? This method works for every other VST I use.
hi tried to download , got as far as paying a dollar through PayPal then it directs back to your page and nothing happens ?
cheers for any help you can give Keith