It’s great to see Omenie back with a complete revamp of their excellent M3000 app as a celebration of this year marking the 50th anniversary of the shipment of the first production mellotron from Streetly Electronics’ factory in Birmingham, UK.

And to celebrate this historic occasion they present the 50th Anniversary Edition of Mellotronics M3000, an authentic replication of the legendary M400 tape replay instrument, packed with awesome additional features.

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
  • AudioBus support
  • 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 :

  • Church Organ
  • Boys Choir
  • Female Choir
  • Eight Choir
  • String Section
  • MKII Violins
  • Cello
  • MKII Flute
  • MKII Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Tenor Sax
  • MKII Brass
  • Trombone
  • Piano
  • Rhodes
  • MKII Vibes

What’s new

  • Core MIDI
  • AudioBus
  • Retina graphics
  • 44.1kHz audio synthesis
  • 3 new voices – Piano, Rhodes, MK II Vibes
  • 3 loop modes including full unlooped voices
  • 32 voicebanks up from 16
  • ‘Oscillotron’ waveform display
  • 100% code rewrite

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