Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal

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MEL9

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The polyphonic MEL9 uses the same extraordinary technology as the B9, C9 and KEY9 to transform your axe and resurrect the sound of vintage tape-based keyboards.

Quick Specs

- 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 its turned clockwise the notes fade in more gradually
- Sustain control adjusts the release time after a sound is stopped. As its turned clockwise, the fade out time increase
- Comes with a standard EHX 9.6DC 200mA 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)

Good, not great.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (LM Pro) Eastern Ave, Ontario
For certain applications it can excel. Some points to take into consideration...:
The attack of your note can vary the volume of the pedal. A strong attack means high volume.
This pedal was not meant for bends, although it does track very well.
Be careful when releasing notes. Releasing them slowly will result in the pedal's pitch lowering slightly for whatever reason.
Some things to improve on the next version: A tone knob, and a rate knob for the vibrato.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2018
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So Much Fun!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I bought this a couple of weeks ago. After researching all the keyboard emulation pedals including the S9, I decide that the Mel 9 offered the what I wanted. My main concern was how much it would affect the sound of my other pedals. But When you're buying new from L&M the 30 complete satisfaction return adds incredible value.
If you're a guitar purist this isn't for you, but if you're looking to dive into a whole new realm of sonic discovery, this pedal might just be the trick. I've got this at the beginning of the pedal chain that includes 9 other pedals, and it's amazing how well it behaves. Other reviews talk about tracking? I can't here that. Maybe because I'm working it into a stream of tone that includes distortion, POG, Chorus and Delays. I've been playing around with it quite a bit for the past week and it takes some time to get the dials adjusted just right. When you do, get ready to see everyone react. Try playing Aeorsmith's "Crying" and kick in the flute sound on the opening verse. Nutty goodness. Remember it's designed to emulate Melotron sounds. It won't do everything, but it adds a ton of fun. I like it a lot.
Posted by Jim on May 15, 2017
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Great and fun pedal but tracking is awful1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Like with most Synth pedals the tracking is kinda off. It doesnt take strumming or cords very well. The volume just spikes or drops out of nowhere. You do get used to it though.
With that said it is a lot of fun to play around with. The flute is absolutely amazing and really adds a new element to your playing. Same with low and high choir. Along side a looper you can really have some fun.
Super fun for home use but I dont see it too practical for live performances! Worth checking out for sure!
Posted by Mike on Sep 23, 2016
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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
Love this pedal. Only complaint is the tracking isn't perfect if you're doing a lot of picking while you're holding chords. Works best for strumming chords or single notes. I like running it with the dry level turned up higher with the effect slightly in the background. I'm considering getting a 2nd one to combine/switch between effects settings which makes me wonder if EHX will eventually produce a larger version with a two button footswitch to switch between the effects/save presets.
Posted by Jon on Jun 23, 2016
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