The Streetlytron '63 Edition : genuine Mellotronics for your iPhone and iPad.
Brought to you in partnership with Streetly Electronics, the inventors of the mellotron, Streetlytron includes a massive collection of 63* tapes from Streetly's Production Masters - exactly the same tapes that ship with their $8,000 M4000 unit.
Playable with the on-screen 3 octave keyboard or by an attached MIDI controller, Streetlytron exposes every internal control to MIDI, allowing performance and recording without ever needing to touch your device. A gorgeous, silky-smooth, ultra-musical reverb unit generates immense spaces, and 8 programmable preset slots set you up for one-touch performance. Totally playable and totally inspiring, for everything from classic psychedelic, vintage progressive, modern chamber pop or avant-garde dance sounds.
Virtual MIDI and AudioBus, with Inter-App Audio support provided by AudioBus.
No In-App Purchases, no hidden extra costs. Pay once, never pay again.
To keep this remarkable app as small as possible, the in-app samples are recorded at minor third intervals, and most in-app samples are looped for continuous play, with a loop duration of 5 seconds. This results in almost 5x reduction in app size**, yet has virtually no audible difference between this '63 Edition and the top-of-the-range Streetlytron Pro Edition. Sample replay within the app uses an advanced cubic spline interpolator, to delivery premium sonic quality.
Streetlytron '63 Edition voice list :
MKII 3 Violins
Harry 3 Violins
Soft String Section
New String Section
Two Cellos Paravicini
Three Cellos Louise
Eight Voice Choir
Harry Male Solo
2 Tromb 2 Trump
Harry Open Trombone
Harry Muted Trombone
MKI French Horn
Woodwind / Reeds :
2 Alto 2 Tenor
Harry Alto Sax
Harry Bass Clarinet
Harry Four Saxes
Swell 8' + 4' + 2
Great 8' + 4' + 2
Great Organ (no Brass)
Plucked strings / Guitars :
MKII Elec Gtr
*This number may grow over time!
**Compared with the Streetlytron Pro Edition, which is intended for the most exacting of music professionals and Mellotronics purists. Streetlytron Pro Edition features a full 35 chromatic samples per voice, each of full 8 seconds duration.
63 just became 65! A new category of voice, "Bonus" just appeared, and we will continue to drop new voices in here over time, 100% free of charge! The first two are the gorgeous Rhodes Piano - now in tune! - and the heavenly Harp Arpeggios.
A couple of minor issues have been dealt with. The 'Harry Piano' and 'Harry Open Trombone' samples suffered technical problems resulting in crackling noise, that has now been fixed. A few of the more wayward voices have been pulled into tune, as best we can given these historic tapes, and without breaking that drifty 'ghostly musicians floating around in the afterlife' feeling that makes mellotrons so unique.
Enjoy, and make GREAT music!!
Ratings and Reviews
Sounds Amazing and Simple to Use
I love this app! It sounds great, there are many different sounds, and connecting to a midi keyboard is simple! Plug in and play. One of the most simple apps I’ve used in terms of midi. The price is right too! A must have.
Unusable - would like a refund.
Completely unusable. Maybe it worked for previous iPhone versions. I have an iPhone X. Volume is all wrong. No idea what they were trying to do with the UI. SiMply the worst app I’ve ever tried.
I don’t want to rate this 5 stars and just like the original SOPRANOTRON and MELLOTRONICS M3000 50th EDITION both disappeared.
This too might not get future support with future iOS updates/upgrades.
I am going to keep a watch on these developers, especially Apple.
We should have the right to get upgrades and updates not in just the apple store app, but also from the developers’ sites.
I hate spending up to $50 and more in apps to see them all disappear when I do an iOS update either because the developer stopped updating their apps for newer iOS or they rebundled it with less or no additional features.
Developer Response ,
This doesn’t appear to be a review of the app, more an objection to how the App Store works. We are not in a position to change how the app store works, all we can do is continue to make apps that sound great, at great prices, with more voices per dollar by miles than any other mellotron on the store, and all provided in partnership with the guys who invented the mellotron back in 1963. This app is a brand new codebase, written from the ground up in 2019, it will be around for a long time. Just enjoy it, it sounds fabulous.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.