Mellotron patch for Mininova?

Bit of a random query but my son has a Novation Mininova and he was trying to come up with a sound similar to the Mellotron intro to Strawberry Fields Forever. We can't seem to find anything like that in the official sample packs. He was also looking for something he could download into a DAW and use the mininova as a midi controller. Neither of us have much of a clue how to do that though! Also, we don't know which sites might be dodgy to download from.

Any help would be much appreciated.  =)
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  • horsehorse Frets: 1086
    I don't think it can load samples, so an accurate mellotron flute might be tricky. I'd start by trying out any basic flute patches that are available and see if any of those sound close enough.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 30350
    edited August 2
    Start with a flute type sound, filter it with a bandpass, and add in pitch modulation from an LFO.

    This will get you into the ballpark.
    You could add a small amount of distortion too.

    There is a Vangelis soundpack for the Mininova you might like to check out.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 8861
    Which DAW are you and/or your son using?

    Apple Logic Pro has a bunch of Mellotron sounds lurking within its library. (Give me time to locate exactly where in the Directories.) Not sure about Apple Garageband.

    Failing that, there are plug-in instruments that specialise in Mellotron, Chamberlin and Optigan sounds. Some of these also do string machine sounds.

    Spectrasonics Omnisphere has loads of tape replay instrument sounds - some straight, some highly processed. 
    Be seeing you.
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  • steamabacussteamabacus Frets: 1044
    I've used this free vst plug-in quite a lot in the past. Works well for me.


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