Robert Fripp, King Crimson, September 2014 : "We no longer take mellotrons on the road. Instead we take this iPad app"
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."
This is a special edition of Mellotronics M3000 50th Anniversary Edition, with every in-app purchase tape included, and with any future tape releases included.
2013 marked 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.
66 voices in total, 35 chromatic 8 second tapes per voice, almost 1 squigabyte of samples
Samples are original 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
*Caitlin Downie and Clare Lindley collections are 2014 recordings
Full voice list :
M3000 50th Anniversary Edition :
Streetly Tapes Volume 1 :
Streetly Tapes Volume 2 :
Streetly Tapes Volume 3 :
Harry's Tapes :
Caitlin Downie English Soprano :
Clare Lindley Violin Collection :