Friday, 29 May 2009

Ellatron version 1.4 is in review in the App Store

Exciting, eh?

So what are these new Tape Frames we see?

EllaCello - we heard that people just couldn't make our MelloStrings play notes that were low enough. A problem we understand round here, as we have bass guitars in Ellatron central. So EllaCello now becomes the proudest, bassest member of our tape frame family.

So StellaPhone - what's that all about? Well - have you ever thought "If only I had a Mellotron?" - what about - "If only I had a Stylophone AND a Mellotron - then I could play Space Oddity all on my own!". Madam, your wish is our command - say a big hi to StellaPhone!!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Say hello to the Ellatron Remote Visualizer

Now this is *COOL* - doubleplusgood as we used to say in the 1980s - a program that runs on the Mac, connects up to a running copy of Ellatron on your iPhone/iTouch, and displays Ellatron - all keypresses, all controls, all changes to the display - so that you can project it on stage, and show the 100,000 at Wembley Stadium that you really are playing an instrument, not just doubled up and pulling faces trying to get through level 14 of Rolando while a backing track plays ...

Monday, 11 May 2009

Ellatron Version 1.3 is live in the App Store!

Young man, you too can play Strawberry Fields for Ella with just one finger and one thumb!

Chordbanks for all!!!

We are taking a week away from the Tron to decompress, and will be posting a 'How to drive version 1.3' video on our return. So play with the new interface, by next week you'll either be an expert or you'll be tearing your hair right out!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Strawberry Fields for Ella!

Decided to set myself a challenge today - as a non-pianist, could I successfully use Ellatron 1.3's chordbanks to help me play the intro to Strawberry Fields?

Answer - YES!!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Mellotron? There's an App for that!

Don't you love those Apple iPhone ads? We do. But we also wish we were in one of them ... so, in the absence of any offers from SteveCo, we made an ad ourselves.

Ladies, gentlemen and Mellotron heads of the world - we present -

"Mellotron? There's an App for that!"

Version 1.3 is now in review

Ellatron version 1.3, as demonstrated by Jordan Rudess in the 'Mellofest 2009' special video, is in review. The latest version features 16 chord banks, where a chord bank is effectively a 'song setting' consisting of 8 programmable chords on the pads and a pair of Tape Frames for the pads and lower manual. Plus - we have some great tonewheel organ sounds, bringing the organ collection up to 5 and the total number of Tape Frames up to 24! More gig-ready than ever, Ellatron remains the one 'must-have' synth for the iPhone.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Mellofest 2009!

The whole Ellatron team were at Mellofest 2009 at The Luminaire in Kilburn, and we had a fantastic time. We presented Ellatron, with a totally special 'Virtual Personal Appearance' by the amazing Jordan Rudess, we got to meet the marvelous Knox from the wonderful Vibrators, and to close the evening on a huge high the extremely talented Gary Go came to Mellofest to meet up with us.

A truly great event, we'll be posting videos on YouTube over the course of the next few days.

Best act of the night - I'd have to say Martin Orford, who was quite magnificent.

More from Mellofest on YouTube