GForce has introduced M-Tron MkII, a new virtual instrument, for Mac & Windows, described as a “celebration of the insanely rare and highly coveted original dual manual ’trons”.… Read More GForce Intros M-Tron MkII Virtual Dual-Manual Mellotron
IK Multimedia has released SampleTron 2 for iPad, a new version of their virtual instrument that goes beyond emulating the Mellotron by letting you create ‘new vintage’ sounds based on your own samples.… Read More SampleTron 2 For iPad Now Available
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:
NAMM: Mellotron’s Markus Resch introduces the Mellotron 4000-D, a digital Mellotron recreation. The Mellotron 4000-D is a 24 bit digital uncompressed audio playback unit with ca 100 Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds. Extra cartridges will be available. It has a custom built wood keyboard with ebony keytops. he front panel user inteface in the pictures and… Read More The Mellotron 4000-D, A Digital Mellotron
At the 2010 NAMM Show, director Dianna Dilworth presented her documentary Mellodrama, which explores the history of the Mellotron. Featured in the documentary is the extremely rare Birotron, which was a variation on the tape sample idea, but using 8-track tape loops.