iPad Music Software: Streetly Mellotronics (inventors and manufacturers of the original mellotron) and Omenie Software (creators of Ellatron for iPhone) have announced that the Mellotronics M3000, a digital simulation of the classic 1960s Mellotron tape replay instrument, is now available for the iPad for $11.99.
Streetly have for the first time made their entire production tape vault available under license, and the M3000 features a huge and rich collection of 13 original voices. All 35 notes of each voice have been accurately sampled, and the tapes were reviewed for maximum tuning accuracy and playability.
These tapes are straight from the vault – with M3000 you get the sound that was used on Strawberry Fields, Nights in White Satin, Watcher of the Skies, Odessey and Oracle and other classics.
Tone, pitch, volume and A/B/C voice controls are available, presented in the style of a classic M400. Even better, the A/B/C switch is improved upon with the introduction of continuous blending to support an infinite variety of blended tones.
M3000 also builds from Ellatron – the core audio engine is derived from Ellatron, and Ellatron’s Chord Pads are retained. 4 voices may be held in memory at once, allowing a blended A/B/C bed to be played on the chord pads with a separate Tron playing the melody line. The addition of a stereo reverb allows the M3000 to be used as a performance instrument with no outboard effects chain.
- Church Organ
- Eight Choir
- Boys Choir
- Female Choir
- String Section
- Mark II Violins
- Mark II Flute
- Mark II Clarinet
- Tenor Sax
- Mark II Brass