Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Turns Your Guitar Or Keyboard Into A Mellotron

electro-harmonix-Mel9-mellotron-effectElectro-Harmonix has introduced the Mel9 Tape Replay Machine – a new effect designed to turn your guitar (or keyboard) into a Mellotron.

The Mel9 ‘pays homage to nine of the coolest Mellotron sounds’, according to EXH:

  • Orchestra
  • Cello
  • Strings
  • Flut
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophon
  • Brass
  • Low Choir and
  • High Choir

Here’s the official demo video, featuring Bill Ruppert: Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Lester K Stereo Rotary Speaker Demos

When Electro-Harmonix announced its new EHX ‘Lester‘ rotary speaker effect, they introduced two models:

  • The Lester G was designed with guitarists in mind, and includes a dedicated compressor that maximizes the rotary speaker effect on guitar; and
  • The Lester K is tailored to the needs of keyboardists looking for Leslie-style rotary speaker effects.

Their original demos were all with guitar, though. Now they’ve followed up with a pair of videos that put the Lester K through its paces, with keyboard. Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Lester ‘The Ultimate Rotary Speaker Emulator’

ehx-lester-leslie-speaker-emulatorElectro-Harmonix has introduced a pair of new ‘Lester‘ effects pedals, that they describe as ‘The Ultimate Rotary Speaker Emulator’:

  • The Lester G was designed with guitarists in mind, and includes a dedicated compressor that maximizes the rotary speaker effect on guitar; and
  • The Lester K is tailored to the needs of keyboardists looking for Leslie-style rotary speaker effects.

“The Lester G is the ultimate rotary speaker effect,” says EHX President and Founder, Mike Matthews. “The Lester K is great for keyboards and, if a guitarist already owns a compressor, they can also use the Lester K to get really close to the Lester G.” Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper Offers 12 Minutes + 10 Independent Loops

720-stereo-looperElectro-Harmonix has introduced the 720 Stereo Looper, a looping pedal that offers:

  • 720 seconds (12 minutes) of stereo recording time;
  • 10 independent loops; and
  • unlimited overdubbing.

The 720 records high-quality, uncompressed audio, with 24-bit A/D/A converters & 44.1kHz sample rate.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Intros Crash Pad Drum Synth

electro-harmonix-crash-padElectro-Harmonix has released the Crash Pad drum synth – an updated version of the 80’s analog original.

Like the original from 1980, the Crash Pad can create an array of drum sounds, as well as process external sounds thru its resonant filter.

The new version has been updated to respond to expression pedal/CV input for external control over the filter in real-time. Continue reading