Mellotronics M3000 50th Anniversary Special Edition
This year – 2013 for those watching in the future – marks the 50th anniversary of the first shipment of a mellotron from the Streetly Electronics factory in the midlands, UK.
To celebrate we’ve all been hard at work, preparing the 50th Anniversary Special Edition Version of Mellotronics M3000, which is in the App Store for review right now, and remains exclusive to the iPad.
Free upgrade for existing owners, backwards-compatible to iOS 5.1 – no lock-out for iPad 1 owners
16 voices in total, 35 chromatic 8 second tapes per voice, almost 200MBytes of samples
All samples are original Mellotron MKI, MKII, M400 and Chamberlin voices from the tape library of Streetly Electronics
3 new unlooped voices in this refresh – MKII Vibes, Rhodes and Piano
3 looping modes – unlooped, 5s loops (maximum fidelity) and 3s loops (very high fidelity, minimum memory footprint)
Looped modes support 4 simultaneous voices – ABC continuous blend plus D voice on chord pads
32 voicebanks each with 12 programmable chord pads
CoreMIDI support over class-compliant USB or WiFi interfaces
MIDI responds to all channels : keys, pitch wheel, mod wheel, master volume, program change, midi notes 1-12 mapped to 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
All-new retina graphics, now completely fills iPad display
All-new ‘Oscillotron’ waveform display, in soothing chill-out colour palette
Full voice list :
Demos featuring actual musicians playing actual music to follow, in the meantime, here is some parping and tooting.