Meris has introduced the Enzo, a multi-voice synthesizer that’s designed to track your guitar and let you create monosynth leads, complex chord polyphony, or multi-note sequenced arpeggiation, without the need for a special pickup.
While guitarists are the primary audience for the Enzo, it isn’t limited to guitar. You can use it on any instrument, whether drum machine, vocals or other synths.
- Multi-Voice Dual Oscillator Synth architecture with selectable waveforms
- Two Tap Delay with Time, Feedback, Modulation, and special two stage level control
- Three Synth modes: Poly Synth, Mono Synth, and Arpeggiated Synth
- Two Distinct Tunable Envelope Types: Triggered and Envelope Follower
- Tunable Portamento Time for smooth transitions between synth notes and pitch shifts
- Sustain control for extending your volume envelope all the way to endless synth hold
- Adjustable Compressor with Threshold and Mix for your input signal (Dry mode)
- Custom 6-mode filter with frequency, bandwidth (resonance), and envelope
- Wide ranging Ring Modulation with ability to assign envelope control
- Digitally controlled Analog mix control
- Stereo input and output
- Switchable input / output headroom level for Guitar or Synth / Line level
- Expression pedal control over all parameters simultaneously
- Presets available via external 4-Preset switch or MIDI
- MIDI in/out over TRS via the EXP jack
- External Tap Tempo over TRS
- MIDI beat clock synchronization
- Premium analog signal path and 24-bit AD/DA w/32 bit floating point DSP
- Premium Analog Devices JFET input section
- Color – translucent coat of vibrant gold over brushed aluminum
A variety of audio demos are available at the Meris site.
Pricing and Availability
The Enzo is available now for US $299.
13 thoughts on “Meris Intros Enzo Multi-Voice Synth Pedal”
The expression pedal setup looks very slick. Would be great if more hardware synths had such an easy macro-parameter setup.
This is actually extremely cool, and the price isn’t bad either! I see this doing well for them.
I agree, it seems like a great feature set for that price.
I’d like to know more about the envelop settings for the filter.
I would also like to have heard some more routine examples of the pitch-shifting in action. Especially how well it tracks when just doing an octave up or an octave down. If it tracks smoothly an octave up, that would be a pretty unusual feature– because most pitch shifters in stomp boxes and multi-effects are terrible.
There is an example of the pitch tracking at 10:10 in this video. It’s a simple slow melody, but still, I didn’t hear any tracking problems– which you can hear in the demos of other gear.
Here’s the vid I referred to but forgot to paste. PItch examples at 10:10
For $299, you get one heck of an instrument and effect sculptor!!!!
I may get one…. or more.
Meris is on a roll!
Impressive work! I’m always weirdly pleased when someone hits the mark like this. While I’m semi-dazzled by big gear stacks because I’m a GUY, I’m also a big believer in a focused rig that brings out your most creative powers. This isn’t the right tool for me as a DAW creature now, but its a superior piece for a guitarist (or other soloist type, really) who has some vision. Meris would get my money on the spot *today* if I played strings. This could make a strong partner for a couple of Electro-Harmonix pieces. Thumbs up for a powerful variation on pedal power and another for the solid demo.
Yeah, totally agree. Before I saw the price, I thought minimum it would be around $500. And this would be pretty cool even for $500…WAY cooler for $299.
There is an example of pitch shifting on this video at about 10:10. It seems to track very well, though the examples are pretty slow and simple. Still, it sounds in-tune and seems to track perfectly.
Damn this shit is cool, accurately priced too…..which is a rare thing nowadays.
Saw an instagram video of baseck running an old Yamaha drum machine through one of these… instant techno. I want one!
The MIDI-Out could be a hit, I wanted to see on those EHX things which turn guitar into Piano, Organ, Melo etc.
I bet there will be more of such stuff out soon.