Streetly Electronics, designers and manufacturers of the original mellotron and Omenie, creators of Ellatron for iPhone and iPad, are delighted to announce their first joint development, Mellotronics M3000 HD. The M3000 is a truly remarkable digital musical instrument for iPhone OS. The M3000 features 13 voices sampled from Streetly Electronics’ production tapes. These are the same tapes that featured on “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Watcher of the Skies,” “Odessey and Oracle” and hundreds more timeless, classic records.
All 35 notes of each tape set are sampled, and all the character of the classic mellotron sound has been retained. All 35 keys are on-screen and available at once, so anything that can be played on a mellotron can be played on the M3000. In fact the M3000 is even more flexible than a true mellotron because it includes Ellatron’s 12 programmable chord pads. The M3000 also supports 4 in-memory voices at one time, with independent keyboard and chordpad voices. The inclusion of a rich, spacious onboard reverb unit allows the M3000 to be used as a recording or performance instrument with no outboard effects chain.
Martin Smith of Streetly Electronics says, “I was amazed to hear our classic sounds coming out of the iPad. This is the truest, most playable digital mellotron for iPhone OS, and it has to be heard to be believed.” The M3000 will be available from June 14th exclusively for iPad, and within a few weeks for iPhone and iPod Touch. M3000 HD is available globally on the App Store, and is priced at $11.99 (£6.99 in the UK 9,99 € in Europe).