The fourth installment in EHX’s line of keyboard boxes, this machine recreates the sounds of the famous Mellotron. It works in the same manner as its brothers but produces those ethereal, foreboding sounds that the Mellotron is known for.
External Control: None
A well laid out pedal.The Mel9 is easy to understand, and the controls work truly organically. The only issue could be quickly and accurately changing the voice you are using.
Sadly, you are limited by the amount of notes you can play at once, because this pedal is not well suited for runs or lines. If you are searching for that specific Mellotron sound to use with a harmonizer to lay down harmonic pads, then this is a wonderful tool.
Clarity of Effect: 5/5
The sounds of this pedal speak immensely clearly and are incredibly close to the originally technology that it tries to mimic.
Live application: 1/5
This will only serve you well in a live situation in which you need to sound like a Mellotron.