26 Jul 2021

Can you hear IK in Gotye's massive hit?

"I used SampleTron in ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ for the flute.”

Winner of three Grammys, including Record of the 2013 plus Number 1 in the Billboard charts, Gotye's massive single "Somebody That I Used to Know" was a global phenomenon – with over 1.7 billion YouTube views to this day. And naturally, Wally De Backer, Gotye's real name, is an IK fan!

Hit-making sounds

Goyte tells us he began recording his third album, "Making Mirrors," in March 2011 in his own studio in Melbourne, Australia.

"Somebody That I Used to Know" was the 3rd track on the album and was released as a single in July 2011.

"I used SampleTron in "Somebody That I Used to Know" for the flute part in Kimbra's verse, and also in the choruses. It was the Mellotron flutes, there may have been Chamberlins too".

Add them to your music too!

The complete collection from the original SampleTron is included in SampleTron 2 along with 400 updated tracks of vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, Optigans and other rare pieces.

SampleTron in action

Thanks, IK, for making groovy software!


How Goyte uses IK Live

"Tim Shiel (samples and keyboards in my band) and I use both SampleMoog and SampleTron in our live performances also. We're using them on multiple computers!

"I've used IK Multimedia's SampleTron and SampleMoog extensively during the recording of 'Making Mirrors' and in the Gotye live show. They are excellent multi-samplers, with good control over-layering and manipulating patches. And there's a broad selection of hard-to-find instruments represented."

Can you hear it?

Check out the video of "Somebody That I Used to Know" - listen carefully to the flute sound behind Kimbra's voice when she starts singing. Unmistakably SampleTron!

You'll hear it again, together with SampleMoog, throughout the "Making Mirrors" album.

Learn more on SampleTron 2


We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more or to opt-out, please read our Cookie Policy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.


I Accept

Please wait...

10% Complete (success)