Free SB Mellotron Samples

Since I was asked quite often if the samples of the Mellotron Live Packs were also available on their own, I'm releasing them today for everyone to use. In case, you don't know what a Mellotron is, it's an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard from 1963 that the Beatles made popular by using it in their song "Strawberry Fields Forever".


The SB Mellotron Samples contain woodwinds, various strings and string section, brass, flute and choir from various Mellotron versions, each note individually sampled to recreate the unique sound of the Mellotron. 10 different instruments total, all included as wav files in separate folders.

Download the free SB Mellotron Samples

By |2018-02-22T13:36:38+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Freebies|13 Comments

About the Author:

Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. bmovie August 4, 2017 at 13:54 - Reply

    Thank you! Did you sample these yourself or are these samples the known free Taijiguy/Leisureland samples?

    • Madeleine Bloom August 7, 2017 at 14:41 - Reply

      I got them ages ago from a friend. I didn’t even know about the samples from Leisureland. There are a few sounds that we don’t have in common. Gotta check them out.

  2. Patricio August 16, 2017 at 01:32 - Reply

    Hello! I’ve got Ableton Live 7 and I run the software with a Macmini. Do you think the Mellotron Samples would work? If they won´t, what alternative would you recommend? Thanks a lot and good luck with your Blog!

    • Madeleine Bloom August 16, 2017 at 11:28 - Reply

      Yes, they’re simple wav-files that can be used in any DAW. Simply drag and drop them into Live 7. Either into an audio track or into a Simpler or Sampler.

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us! The sounds are simply amazing and so much fun to play with! I really had a great time playing around and I am definitely using some of these in future productions!

  4. Morfi September 9, 2017 at 21:04 - Reply

    Thank you for this Madeleine!

  5. god is dead September 30, 2017 at 17:16 - Reply

    thank you girl, you saved my life!

  6. Martin Roberts January 25, 2018 at 23:38 - Reply

    I just can’t get these to play – either the separate packs or the samples. I managed to load the string pack but no response to a MIDI keyboard. Deeply frustrating.

  7. Cashew March 21, 2018 at 03:35 - Reply

    Hi Madeleine, can this work with my Logic on a Macbook?

    • Madeleine Bloom March 21, 2018 at 11:37 - Reply

      Yes, they’re simply wav files. You can use them in audio tracks or throw them in the EXS24.

  8. Gionny May 28, 2018 at 20:10 - Reply

    Hey Madeleine,
    I was wondering if there is a way to get the same result in Live as with Logic?
    I can only drag one wav file at the time to simpler or to sampler, and it will transpose it for each key instead of using all your wav files, resulting in a much worse quality.

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