Recreating The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” with Arturia’s V Collection

We’re celebrating V Collection 7’s top-notch keyboard emulations by using them to recreate some iconic tracks.

For this recreation, we used Mellotron V from Arturia’s V Collection to reproduce the introduction to The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Download the Ableton project file and follow along with our video tutorial, where we walk through how we produced our recreation step-by-step:

The Mellotron is a truly special instrument, considered by many as the original sampler; it was the first instrument that could play sampled recordings across a traditional keyboard. Learn more about the Mellotron with this historical product video from 1965, this old tutorial on how its tapes are changed, and this great modern overview of the instrument.

Interested in giving Mellotron V (and more) a try? Get access to all 24 of V Collection’s synths for $24.99/mo on Rent-to-Own.

May 8, 2019

Nick Chen CX Lead @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer / performer and educator known under the aliases “Enix” and “nickthechen.”