What is Mellowsound? Mellowsound is a keyboard sampler app that emulates the legendary Mellotron M400, a keyboard sampler from the 60s used by famous artists like the Beatles, King Crimson, and Radiohead. The app allows users to play Mellotron everywhere with professional audio quality. The app has a smooth and photo-realistic user interface as an homage to the Mellotron. The free version includes three instruments, while the full version includes 18 instruments, four effects, and live recording.
- Emulation of the Mellotron M400
- Professional audio quality (16bit/44Khz)
- Smooth and photo-realistic user interface
- Free version includes three instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Sax)
- Full version includes 18 instruments (including Sad Strings, Electric guitar, Vibraphone, and more)
- Four effects: Tube Amp, Tremolo, Delay & Reverb (full version only)
- Live Recording (full version only)
- Classical Mellotron settings: Volume, Tone & Pitch
- Blend mode: play two instruments at the same time
- Full Mixer
- MIDI support
- Full MIDI Mapping support
- Audio Unit full support with all automation parameters exposed
- AudioBus & Inter-App Audio support
this app is an emulation of a legendary instrument, a keyboard sampler from the 60s used by many famous artists like the Beatles, King Crimson, Radiohead and many others, this mythic instrument is called The Mellotron. You probably never heard his name but the melodies created with it are mythical. As we have the chance to own a Mellotron M400, we wanted to share with you this unique sound, so we sampled all the notes from our beloved Mellotron, one by one, for all the instruments tapes. With this app, you will be able to play Mellotron everywhere, with professional audio quality (16bit/44Khz). It’s now like have a vintage orchestra in your pocket! In the same spirit, we designed a smooth and photo-realistic user-interface as an homage to our dear Mellotron. Th free version include 3 instruments: Flute, Clarinet and Sax. Get the « Full Version » IAP to get all the 18 instruments, including : Electric guitar, Vibraphone, Sad Strings, Piano, Choirs, and more (FX & Live Recording). The Audio Unit Extension is included in the free version. Free version features: -3 free instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Sax) -Classical Mellotron settings: Volume, Tone & Pitch -Blend mode: play two instruments à the same time -Metronome -Full Mixer -Midi support -Full Midi Mapping support -Audio Unit full support with all automation parameters exposed -AudioBus & Inter-App Audio support IAP Full version features: -18 instruments (including Sad Strings, Electric guitar, Vibraphone and many more…) -4 FX: Tube Amp, Tremolo, Delay & Reverb -Live Recording Stay tuned! Fingerlab Team
I like this a lot! I’ve seen and heard the original, and I’ve gotta say That this app is as good or better than other apps that represents itself to be a true copy. A true copy would present with a plethora of problems if one say, wanted to take it on the road. A true mellotron would have a pitch that varied by temperature. Moreover, it would be a surprise if the thing would have worked at all! I suppose if you tinkered long enough with this app you could tweak *all*of the sounds, making them nice and shiny... But then this app wouldn’t be able to trigger thoughts about the past and the inclination of some users to create new arrangements with tools to represent something worth keeping. In short it wouldn’t sound like a mellotron. Serious well done folks, I liked it enough to pay for it:)
Great sounding app but every time I keep trying to use it in GB either through IAA or using Audiobus it keeps crashing. Re-installed it and it still crashes. Can’t get any audio recorded. **Update: With the latest update the problem with GB crashes and with Audiobus have been fixed making this one of my favorite apps right now! Thanks for the quick fix and I’ve changed my review accordingly. Hope to see new sounds available soon!
Recognize these sounds from psychedelic to blaxploitation to 70s horror film soundtracks in addition to commercial music of that era. The guitar sounds are familiar from 70s horror soundtracks as dramatic accents & leads. I never knew where they originated from. That was an unexpected bonus: remarkably nostalgic. Considering the sound source of the real instrument is pre recorded samples, this is arguably as authentic as is possible within the confines of digital media. Any limitations of the sounds or the ability to customize them should be consistent with the real instrument. One of the best vintage synth apps. Very inexpensive & worthwhile & no issues w/ excessive battery drain or connectivity. It’s a big app & uses a lot of battery but still seems more efficient than others apps of this size. I would expected to pay at least 3x the price if not more.