Electro-Harmonix Mel 9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal
Electro Harmonix Mel 9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal Product Overview by GAK
The Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine transforms your instrument, emulating some of the coolest sounds of vintage tape-based keyboards. The nine famous included sounds feature Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir.
The versatile MEL9 has been designed to work guitar without modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation and tracks bends, slides, even whammy dive bombs! It also works with bass guitar down to the open A string and keyboards, too.
- 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 to the open A string as well as keyboards within the limits of its polyphony (5 notes) and range A1 to A5)
- 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)
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Easy to use with some excellent sounds, particularly the cello and flute. A pedal to explore over time.
Still in early days for this tbh but so far so good. I'm using it to add texture to (mostly acoustic) guitar accompaniments and with a little effort it does a good job of that. There is a need to be careful to keep your playing smooth and even as the effect seems to be quite sensitive to variations in volume, but one you get that right then you can get a nice backing effect. Some of the sims work better than others for the way I'm using it (accompanying strumming); thus far I find the orchestra and choir effects to work best for me. It's a fun box to be exploring though with some great sounds to be found.
Excellent service and fantastic product