Super Manetron 4+

insideout ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings
    • $0.99



”Big mistake not being able to turn off the background noise”
"If one were to record this-heavy use of a noise gate would be needed!"
- No,no, you can play with no motor sound. Do not turn on red switch when move to keyboard screen.
"out of tune."
- Yes, We know. But this is the real feeling of M400S serial number 761 manufactured in the '70s

Super Manetron is the vintage tape sampling keyboard for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Genuine sound sampled from the most famous white body tape sampling keyboard model number of M400S (serial number 761) manufactured in the 70's. You can see an internal mechanism (tape running animation) and can enjoy with eyes and an ear. Feel the live experience the motor noise and inner mechanical sounds were recorded.

- Core MIDI compatible
- 35Kyes of sampled sounds from the M400S serial number 761 manufactured in the 70's.
- 8 sec PCM full sampling sounds each Key
- Scrollable Keyboard & dual Keyboards with switchable key width
- No loop sounds (real performance feeling)
- Pre-loaded with 7 instruments including Flute, 3violins (Strings), Cello, Oboe, 8-voice Choir, Vibes, Brass
- 7 instrument sounds can be set as the favorite position of A,B,C position on setting screen
- A+B, B+C mix sounds position
- The sound of motor and tape rewind mechanical noise
- Tape running animation
- Pitch control by accelerometer
- Built-in Reverb that simulates spring reverb
- Original sounds source are recorded by 96KHz/24 bits
- Compiled under the supervision of Fumitaka Anzai (Famous vintage keyboard player & collector of Japan)

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Add MIDI Channel Select Function
How to set channel.
(1) Click "Setting" App
(2) Click "Super Manetron"
(3) Set MIDI Channel

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KevynGnartinez ,

Very Accurate Sounding

By leaving the tape hiss on every sample and including optional motor and mechanical click sounds, this is hands down the most accurate Mellotron app on iOS. Only slight bummer is that only seven sounds are featured, but they're definitely the most commonly used (3 violins, flute, cello, etc). M3000 has more sounds (both from the start and with in app purchases) but lacks a lot of the character that made the Mellotron an incredibly special instrument (though to be fair, it's still a great app). If I had to choose one, the authenticity of Manetron edges out M3000, but I still use both.

Austin.z. ,

All analog (one exception)

I run an all analog recording studio and every piece of gear in the studio is vintage and analog. No sampling or triggering or plugins or auto tune. Just hardware tools. Except for this one sampler which does such a fantastic job of emulating the real mellotron! This is one instrument that it has always made sense to me to sample since the mellotron itself is nothing but a very archaic sampler without any sort of special dynamics to capture. I think that Manetron took the right path by not correcting all of the eccentricities of the original instrument like the pitchiness and the short length of the original tape samples. The sound blends in so nicely with the other instruments in a track and lends some serious character whether mixed up front or tucked way back where it can really pass as a string section with the right arrangement. Been using it for almost a decade now. No complaints here!

Webmale80 ,

Warts and all

This app is the best sounding Mellotron I've heard yet. Cool mechanical and tape warble sounds that you can veritably add or subtract give this app a pretty authentic sound.
Wish list: more choir racks, midi programmable pitch tone volume knobs. ... but these are minor details. This is a great app

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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