iPhone gets a Mellotron

Apple's iPhone/iPod touch platform is gradually starting to fill up with vintage instruments - the latest to arrive is a miniaturised version of the Mellotron.

Going by the name of the Ellatron, this comes from Omenie Software and features not just vintage choir, string, brass, flute and woodwind sounds, but also synths and drum loops.

Version 1 of Ellatron is currently available in the App Store for $2.99/£1.79, but its developer says that this is just the start.

Features such as a 32-note polyphonic multi-voice sequencer are already in the pipeline - this will enable you to record using up to eight instances of the instrument.

(Via Synthtopia)

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.