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.
DRY VOL KNOB - controls the volume of the untreated instrument level on the EFFECT OUTPUT jack.
EFFECT VOL KNOB - controls the overall volume of the selected preset at the EFFECT OUTPUT jack.
ATTACK KNOB - Use the ATTACK knob to set the volume swell speed, or the speed at which the effect begins to be heard. Turn the ATTACK knob down (fully counterclockwise) for a fast attack with minimum swell. Turn the knob up to increase the amount of swell and to have the notes fade in more gradually. NOTE: When using the BRASS preset, the ATTACK knob adjusts the speed of a filter sweep. This adjustment controls how quickly the BRASS sound gets bright.
SUSTAIN KNOB - controls the amount of time a sound continues to play after you stop playing. When the SUSTAIN knob is turned down (fully counter-clockwise), the fadeout time is at its minimum setting. Turn the knob up to increase the fadeout time. NOTE: When using the BRASS preset, the SUSTAIN knob adjusts the amount of “lip buzz”―characteristic of brass instruments such as trumpet―heard at the onset of new notes. “Lip buzz” is a subtle addition to the BRASS preset, and at times you may have difficulty hearing the impact on the sound produced by adjusting the SUSTAIN knob.
PRESET KNOB - Turn the white numbered knob to select a preset sound.
DRY OUTPUT JACK - outputs the signal present at the INPUT jack through a buffer circuit. In either EFFECT or BYPASS mode, the dry signal is always present at the DRY OUTPUT jack.
EFFECT OUTPUT JACK - sends the mix set by the DRY and EFFECT volume controls.
BYPASS FOOTSWITCH - Press the BYPASS footswitch to toggle the MEL9 OUTPUT jack between buffered BYPASS and EFFECT mode. The status LED lights when you are in EFFECT mode.
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)
Mellotron is a registered trademark of David Kean, M. Resch AB and Markus Resch.