Overview

Fans of the distinctive sounds of the Mellotron can rejoice: Electro-Harmonix has released the MEL9, a tape replay machine that emulates some of the Mellotron’s most popular sounds. From “Strawberry Fields” to OK Computer, the Mellotron has graced many of your favorite tracks, and now you can get the keyboard’s flute sounds, clarinet, orchestra, low choir, strings, and more on your pedalboard. With excellent tracking, the MEL9 can handle all of the bends, slides, and even dive bombs you throw at it. Pick your favorite sound, modify it with the Dry, Effect, Attack, and Sustain knobs, and you’ve got yourself some classic Mellotron Vibes, courtesy of the MEL9.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Mel9 Tape Replay Machine
Finish
  • White
Year
  • 2010s
Categories

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine
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  • Verified Purchase

    Great quick shipping, gear is as described in brand new shape.

  • Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine

    Verified Purchase

    Gotta love that Mellotron sound! Works as advertised.

  • Great fun. It adds another layer to our group’s sound.

    Verified Purchase

    As the second rhythm guitarist in our group (they just want me for my vocals), I decided to up my game and bring something more to the table. The Mel9 (along with Key9, C9 and Ravish Sitar) has allowed me to do just that. David Bowie, The Animals, Pink Floyd, The Beatles etc..., sound so much more a…

  • must have!

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    Initially this was a "new toy" to have and mess around with. But given all the awesome effects you can have, it's a must have! You're a soloist? Well, slap a looper in your chain, and with this you can get nice orchestration in the back ground along with your rhythm/lead playing! You don't have keys…

  • 2 Pedal Boards - 2 Mel9 ‘s

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    I have 2 pedal boards; 1 for travel and 1 stays in music room/studio. The effects sound incredible and completely rounds out the sound. I especially like the “Orchestra” setting with no fade-in. I also like the the ability to adjust the dry/wet volume. Yep, I recommend this pedal!

More Information

Like its key- and organ-emulating predecessors recently produced by Electro-Harmonix, the MEL9 Tape Replay Machine is designed to provide renditions of famous Mellotron tones. The pedal features controls for attack, sustain, and dry/effect volume as well as nine modes including orchestra, saxophone, and choir.