Electro-Harmonix Intros STRING9 String Ensemble Effects Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has introduced the STRING9 string ensemble effects pedal, a polyphonic effect that can turn your guitar into nine different string ensembles and string synthesizers, without the need for modifications, special pickups, or MIDI implementation.

STRING9 also includes the signature EHX Freeze effect, to sample and hold notes and chords with infinite sustain.

The STRING9 features nine string patches:

  • SYMPHONIC: Re-creates the sound of a large symphony orchestra and features an octave down effect on the lower range of the guitar for a full sound
  • JUNE-O: Emulates the Juno analog string synthesizer sound
  • PCM: Sound of a small string section sampled by a vintage PCM keyboard producing a warm vintage string sound
  • FLOPPY: Emulates the sound of an Orchestron optical disc playback sampler, warble included
  • AARP: Emulates the classic ARP Solina string synthesizer
  • CREWMAN: Emulates the Crumar Performer analog string and brass synthesizer; Floyd in a box
  • ORCH FREEZE: Orchestral sound with EHX Freeze effect
  • SYNTH FREEZE: String synthesizer sound with EHX Freeze effect
  • VOX FREEZE: Mellotron choir and strings sound from the EHX MEL9 with EHX Freeze effect

Pricing and Availability

STRING9 is available now for $247.10 USD.

7 thoughts on “Electro-Harmonix Intros STRING9 String Ensemble Effects Pedal

  1. I have the B9, but this one sounds amazing, especially the Solina String emulation with the phaser effect. The response time on pedals like this has come a long way, hardly any lag can be heard. This pedal can turn a crappy thrift store Casio into a 70’s string machine.

  2. EH makes me wish I was a guitarist a bit, probably because several of those pedals in the right hands is the equal of a decent keyboard stack. Foom is on the mark; its half of ELO in a box. Great demo and a great tool for a rational price.

    1. FWIW, I got the EHX vocoder pedal and use it with bass & keys pretty often. It might be cool to see how well this tracks with non-guitar stuff.

  3. I can finally put the yuxz for EH Micro-Synth to bed. this actually sounds pretty good if not for the lame demo song excerpts. wonder what it sounds like at it’s worst.

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