Omenie has released a new version of 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M3000, now offering ‘two Mellotrons for the price of one’.
Using two MIDI keyboards from a powered USB hub, voices A/B/C continuous blend and voice D may be played independently and concurrently. A single iPad can now power 2 Mellotron players in the same band. Or you can do the Rick Wakeman thing.
Here’s what’s new in 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M3000: Continue reading
UVI has introduced Mello – a software recreation of the classic Mellotron – and is offering it as a free download (with a Tweet/Like) for a limited time.
Note that an iLok key is required to use Mello.
Here’s a video introduction: Continue reading
Omenie has released 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M3000 – an update to their software Mellotron that adds AudioBus and more.
Here’s what’s new in Mellotronics 3000 v2:
- Core MIDI
- Retina graphics
- 44.1kHz audio synthesis
- 3 new voices – Piano, Rhodes, MK II Vibes
- 3 loop modes including full unlooped voices
- 32 voicebanks up from 16
- ‘Oscillotron’ waveform display
- 100% code rewrite
The TronPi is a Mellotron emulator, based on the $35 Raspberry Pi computer.
The TronPi has the 4 classic Tron sounds: Choir, Strings, Brass and Flute. The TronPi is controlled with a standard USB/MIDI Keyboard and doesn’t have any perceptible latency. Continue reading
The latest episode of the Power Of Electronic Music (POEM) audio podcast takes a look at Bringing The Mellotron Into The 21st Century.
POEM’s Thomas Janak talks to ‘Mister Mellotron Germany’ Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock about the Mellotron and the Memotron, a ’21st century version’ of the Mellotron: Continue reading
Developer Insideout has released Super Manetron - a MIDI Mellotron app for iPhone and iPod touch.
The sounds for Super Manetron were sampled from a Mellotron M400S (serial number 761), manufactured in the 70′s.
Here’s a demo of Super Manetron in action: Continue reading
Sir Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron, in this section of his Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, a 2005 live show at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2.
Here’s a sneak preview of Super Manetron, an updated version of a Mellotron emulator for iOS, Manetron. Super Manetron adds MIDI support.
Details and availability are TBA.