Manetron – A Virtual Mellotron For iPhone & iPod touch

Manetron (App Store link) is a new $2.99 virtual Mellotron for the iPhone and ipod touch.

Features:

  • 35Kyes of sampled sounds from Mellotron M400S serial number 714 manufactured in the 70’s.
  • 7sec PCM full sampling sounds each Key
  • No Loop (real performance feeling)
  • Manetron is pre-loaded with basic 3 instruments including Flute (Bank A), 3violins (Strings) (Bank B), Cello (Bank C)
  • The sound of motor and tape rewind mechanical noise
  • Original sounds source are recorded by 96KHz/24 bits
  • Compiled under the supervision of Tokyo Mellotron Studio

If you’ve used Manetron, leave a comment with your thoughts!

18 thoughts on “Manetron – A Virtual Mellotron For iPhone & iPod touch

  1. Very disappointing. I clicked through and bought this immediately I read the announcement, wanted it to be great but it suffers from really ugly audio glitches on keypresses and releases, so it's not really usable either for entertainment or performance. The concept of sampling the full 7 sec tape is good for the Mellotron purists, but there is truly no audible difference between the sounds here and the Mellotron-derived voices (MelloStringsm MelloFlutes etc.) on the rival Ellatron (which are looped according to their website), but the looped Ellatron sounds allow it to offer over 20 voices compared to just 3 on the Manetron.

    Definitely 2nd best in the iPhone Mellotron race.

  2. Nonsense Phil. Less is (far) more.

    I was thrilled by Manetron- far more than the rather dissapointing "Ellatron". Yes Ellatron has far more features, but I think this is its downfall- Ellatron simply isn't true to the original enough. Ellatron also doesn't make use of multisamples, which means that at times, Ellatron just sounds like another 'sampler'- not good at all.

    enough said.

  3. Thank you very much making this avalable. I thought I would never hear these sounds by
    my own hands. Especialy on my I-phone. The sounds from the machine noise to the tape atifacts
    are truly amazing. The flutes,strings and cello make me feel as I'm listening to King Crimson. You have a very kind heart, thank you…
    Michael Andrews
    A.K.I.

  4. Thank you very much making this avalable. I thought I would never hear these sounds by
    my own hands. Especialy on my I-phone. The sounds from the machine noise to the tape atifacts
    are truly amazing. The flutes,strings and cello make me feel as I'm listening to King Crimson. You have a very kind heart, thank you…
    Michael Andrews
    A.K.I.

  5. Phil Atkin, you are a dumbass! You just don't get it. Manetron rules. It's the best Mellotron app out there for people who truly love and appreciate this strange and wonderful instrument. It stays true to the original Mellotron's design, functionality and sounds. Those little idiosyncrasies – the clicks, hiss, hum, tape warble and the 7 sec samples are what make a Mellotron A MELLOTRON. The Manetron got it perfect and puts all the other apps to shame. Now, if I only had an external keyboard to plug into my iPhone! Any chance of making that happen?

  6. Phil Atkin, you are a dumbass! You just don't get it. Manetron rules. It's the best Mellotron app out there for people who truly love and appreciate this strange and wonderful instrument. It stays true to the original Mellotron's design, functionality and sounds. Those little idiosyncrasies – the clicks, hiss, hum, tape warble and the 7 sec samples are what make a Mellotron A MELLOTRON. The Manetron got it perfect and puts all the other apps to shame. Now, if I only had an external keyboard to plug into my iPhone! Any chance of making that happen?

  7. Phil Atkin, you are a dumbass! You just don't get it. Manetron rules. It's the best Mellotron app out there for people who truly love and appreciate this strange and wonderful instrument. It stays true to the original Mellotron's design, functionality and sounds. Those little idiosyncrasies – the clicks, hiss, hum, tape warble and the 7 sec samples are what make a Mellotron A MELLOTRON. The Manetron got it perfect and puts all the other apps to shame. Now, if I only had an external keyboard to plug into my iPhone! Any chance of making that happen?

  8. I agree Gandalf it sounds awesome for what it is. Now like you I wanted to see what was available to play these sounds on a keyboard instead of the phone and I think I found what you are looking for. It's the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch! Just slide your iPhone into the available slot and play your heart out. Here's the link http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation25. Just as a side note, (it's great to meet other Mellotronists that appreciate this beast from heaven!) The Mellotron is one of very few instruments that changed my life. BTW the Akai is just 99 bucks, so have fun!

  9. I agree Gandalf it sounds awesome for what it is. Now like you I wanted to see what was available to play these sounds on a keyboard instead of the phone and I think I found what you are looking for. It's the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch! Just slide your iPhone into the available slot and play your heart out. Here's the link http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation25. Just as a side note, (it's great to meet other Mellotronists that appreciate this beast from heaven!) The Mellotron is one of very few instruments that changed my life. BTW the Akai is just 99 bucks, so have fun!

  10. I agree Gandalf it sounds awesome for what it is. Now like you I wanted to see what was available to play these sounds on a keyboard instead of the phone and I think I found what you are looking for. It's the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch! Just slide your iPhone into the available slot and play your heart out. Here's the link http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation25. Just as a side note, (it's great to meet other Mellotronists that appreciate this beast from heaven!) The Mellotron is one of very few instruments that changed my life. BTW the Akai is just 99 bucks, so have fun!

  11. I agree Gandalf it sounds awesome for what it is. Now like you I wanted to see what was available to play these sounds on a keyboard instead of the phone and I think I found what you are looking for. It's the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch! Just slide your iPhone into the available slot and play your heart out. Here's the link http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation25. Just as a side note, (it's great to meet other Mellotronists that appreciate this beast from heaven!) The Mellotron is one of very few instruments that changed my life. BTW the Akai is just 99 bucks, so have fun!

  12. I agree Gandalf it sounds awesome for what it is. Now like you I wanted to see what was available to play these sounds on a keyboard instead of the phone and I think I found what you are looking for. It's the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch! Just slide your iPhone into the available slot and play your heart out. Here's the link http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation25. Just as a side note, (it's great to meet other Mellotronists that appreciate this beast from heaven!) The Mellotron is one of very few instruments that changed my life. BTW the Akai is just 99 bucks, so have fun!

  13. I agree Gandalf it sounds awesome for what it is. Now like you I wanted to see what was available to play these sounds on a keyboard instead of the phone and I think I found what you are looking for. It's the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch! Just slide your iPhone into the available slot and play your heart out. Here's the link http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation25. Just as a side note, (it's great to meet other Mellotronists that appreciate this beast from heaven!) The Mellotron is one of very few instruments that changed my life. BTW the Akai is just 99 bucks, so have fun!

  14. I liked Manetron very much. The only thing I am disappointed with is the choice of sounds. It came with Strings, Cello, and Fulte. I could live without the cello, and would have preferred a choir sound.

  15. Hi, does this app will be available for android ?
    I am realy interesting to buy it !
    Please, make it also for android… I think you’ll make more $$$…
    Ok… I hope you answer…

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