* * * ANNOUNCEMENT, February 2, 2015 * * *
Owners of some devices running Android Lollipop 5.0+ (especially Google Nexus) are reporting runtime errors. If you are currently running Lollipop, please be aware that this app may not run. If you purchased it and it doesn't work, please request a refund right away. It still works perfectly on all other Android versions below Lollipop.
We apologize for the inconvenience and are looking for a solution. Thank you.
The Semzo Team
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Looking for a simple, yet authentic sounding Mellotron app for your Android? You've found it. Mobi-Tron was created for musicians who can't leave the studio without a Mellotron in their pocket.
Our sounds are the real deal. Sampled from a 1973 M400S Mellotron, Mobi-Tron sounds exactly like a Mellotron because the sounds came from an actual Mellotron.
As you can imagine, the sound samples can get pretty hefty, so we have to sell each patch separately. It's still a lot easier than changing the tapes.
There are currently four different Mobi-Tron versions:
- Brass Edition uses the GC3 Brass Mellotron tape set recorded by George Chisholm (UK) in the late 60s
- The Brass Edition is what you are looking at now
There are three other versions available for purchase:
- Strings Edition like the one heard in Led Zeppelin's "Rain Song"
- Choir Edition like the one heard in Radiohead's "Exit Music (For A Film)"
- Flutes Edition like the one heard in The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever"
* * * * Interface Instructions * * * *
Mobi-Tron's interface is very simple, but it's unique from other smartphone and tablet-based apps. The top two rows feature built-in chords that you play at the push of a button. We found that it was just two difficult to switch from one chord to another with keys -- so we gave you pre-configured buttons.
Need to add a little more to the chord? That's fine because there is still a one-octave keyboard on the bottom row that functions independently from the chords.
The buttons work like vintage on/off switches. When you push down a button it plays the sample until you push it again to turn it off.
It's simple, quirky and charming just like a real Mellotron and tons of fun to play. Mobi-Tron is the perfect on-the-go songwriting tool for the vintage keyboard aficionado.
All Mobi-Tron versions are completely ad-free.