Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine
Electro Harmonix Mel9
After the successful B9, C9 and Key 9 pedals that allow guitarists an excursion into the Keyboard sounds. The next stroke of genius from the New York pedal forge is here. Electro Harmonix has made a special treat in the realm of Vintage Keyboards. The legendary Mellotron. A Mellotron is a kind of "Stone Age" Sample Player, the individual sounds are produced with the aid of sound data recorded on magnetic tape. Each key is associated with a recorded sound in the corresponding pitch and when the keys are played the correct tape loop is triggered correspondingly.
The sounds of the Mellotron are very characteristic, they have a lo-fi charm limited frequency range and slightly warped sound belong there too. Sound examples are the Strings sounds with "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues or "Maid of Orleans" by OMD, the legendary "Strawberry Fields" by the Beatles and many more.
These classic sounds are immortalized in the Electro Harmonix Mel9, nine classic Mellotron sounds as Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Clarinet, Brass, Saxophone and Choir and can bring a guitar or even electric bass and keyboards to life. The result is very compelling - a journey through time in the 60's!