50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M3000 (iPad)
Paul Nagle, Sound On Sound Magazine, February 2014 :
"An easy one to sum up, M3000 is an excellent achievement that ably demonstrates how far the iPad has come in a few short years. I'd take it over the mellotrons in my once-revered Emu Vintage Pro or my Roland JV2080 Vintage board any day. Highly Recommended."
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the shipment of the first production mellotron from Streetly Electronics' factory in Birmingham, UK.
To celebrate this historic occasion we are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Edition of Mellotronics M3000, an authentic replication of the legendary M400 tape replay instrument, packed with awesome additional features.
16 voices in total, 35 chromatic 8 second tapes per voice, almost 200MBytes of samples
All samples are original MKI, MKII and M400 voices from the production tape library of Streetly Electronics
3 new unlooped voices - MKII Vibes, Rhodes and Piano
3 looping modes - unlooped (maximum authenticity), 5s loops (maximum playability) and 3s loops (very high fidelity, minimum memory footprint)
Looped modes support 4 simultaneous voices - A/B/C continuous blend plus additional D voice on chord pads
32 voicebanks each with 12 programmable chord pads
Core MIDI support for class-compliant USB interfaces
MIDI responds on all channels to : keys (5 octave response from 3 octaves of samples), pitch wheel, mod wheel (for A/B/C continuous blend), master volume, program change for Voicebank selection. M3000 Tone control may be programmed to any free controller. MIDI notes 1-12 trigger the chord pads.
New synthesis engine with 44.1kHz playback supports mix of looped and unlooped sounds - e.g infinite violins plus decaying piano
Variable 'Tape inching' for authentic factory-style calibration of note attack
Built-in stereoizing reverb engine
Tone control matched to M4000 analog tone
Hypnotic 'Oscillotron' waveform display, in soothing chill-out colour palette
Full voice list :
Latest Release Notes - v2.72
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 a single player with lots of hands.
Increased polyphony - A/B/C now supports 16 notes, D supports 12 notes (12 + 12 on iPad 1)
Application settings now expose
* Keep alive / disable sleep
* Touch pitch auto-center
* Touch A/B/C detente
* Hard pan - pushes A/B/C hard left, D hard right for increased mixing flexibility in a live rig or studio situation
* Background audio control - enables Virtual MIDI without AudioBus
* MIDI channel selection for voice A/B/C
* MIDI channel selection for voice D
* Volume via expression pedal
and much more
Bug fixes in this version : A bug is fixed associated with the upper manual display after a VoiceBank change is fixed.
A bug is fixed in the Piano voice mapping that resulted in the App voicing the top few semitones incorrectly.
A bug is fixed that caused the touch system to become unresponsive if the App were left running longer than 8 hours without a restart.
NEW and FREE!!! There is not (yet) a Lite or Free version of M3000 50th Anniversary Edition, but to do a virtual test drive of the App there is now an iBook User Manual available FREE on iBook store. Specifically 'Made for iBooks' using iBooks Author, the iBook contains all the usual user manual stuff, but also embedded music and video of the App in use. Search for MELLOTRONICS in iBooks, or visit omenie web page for a download link.
Did we mention that the iBook is FREE?!
Screenshots & Videos
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the shipment of the first production mellotron from Streetly Electronics’ factory in Birmingham, UK. To celebrate this historic occasion we are proud to present Mellotronics M3000.
You Might Also Like...