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Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal

Mellotron emulation effects pedal with 9 different voicings and full polyphony without the use of MIDI
MFR# MEL9

Product Description

The Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine emulates vintage Mellotron® sounds and uses the same ground breaking technology that powers the award-winning B9 and C9 Organ Machines, plus the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine. Now any electric guitar player can have access to nine magically quirky, dark and unique Mellotron® sounds. No more extra devices such as special and cumbersome 13-pin MIDI pickups! In addition to electric guitar, you can trigger the MEL9 with any instrument that produces an electrical output, such as a keyboard or a bass, down to 55 Hz or A1. The polyphonic MEL9 has superior tracking; you can create single notes or chords with ease. The MEL9 will follow guitar bends, dive bombs, slurs, and any other guitar expression/performance techniques you can throw at it!

Preset Descriptions:

  • Orchestra – This sound represents a full orchestra—including an octave below the normal guitar—and produces a gigantic, full sound.
  • Cello – This sound of a solo cello includes the cello’s natural vibrato.
  • Strings – Presenting the sound of a small four-piece string section, including natural vibrato.
  • Flutes – This preset presents the classic solo flute sound heard on many recordings.
  • Clarinet – This sound of a solo clarinet sounds great both as a solo (played monophonically) instrument and when playing chords.
  • Saxophone – This funky vintage British solo saxophone sound is perfect for playing Beatles-like rock lines. It blends great with an overdriven guitar.
  • Brass – This preset is a trumpet-like sound, and when playing chords it produces a great brass section sound. As noted earlier, the ATTACK and SUSTAIN knobs work differently for this preset than for other presets. The ATTACK knob controls a filter sweep for brass synthesizer sounds and the SUSTAIN knob adds the “lip buzz” characteristic of trumpet/brass sounds.
  • Low Choir – This sound is a full low-voiced choir made up of many voices.
  • High Choir – This sound is a higher-voiced choir made up of many voices.

Notes And Specifications:

  • Buffered bypass
  • Input impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output impedance (for both output jacks): 500 Ohm
  • Current draw: 100mA

Features:

  • Pays homage to nine of the coolest Mellotron® sounds: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir
  • Works on guitar without modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation and tracks bends, slides, even whammy dive bombs!
  • Also works with bass guitar down do the open A string as well as keyboards
  • Includes independent Effect and Dry volume controls so you can create the perfect mix at the Effects output
  • Dry Output jack outputs your input signal at unity gain
  • Attack control sets the volume swell speed. As it’s turned clockwise the notes fade in more gradually
  • Sustain control adjusts the release time after a sound is stopped. As it’s turned clockwise, the fade out time increase
  • Comes with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA PSU
  • Dimensions in inches: 4.0 (w) x 4.75 (l) x 2.25 (h)
  • Dimensions in mm: 102 (w) x 121 (l) x 89 (h)

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Input Connectors1/4-inch TS
Output Connectors1/4-inch TS
Power SupplyIncluded
Power Consumption100 mA
MIDI ConnectionsN/A
Tube or Solid StateSolid State

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I love this thing...it's my new secret weapon!

By J. Douglas on July 5, 2016

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