New from Electro-Harmonix is the SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine, claimed to be a ‘groundbreaking polyphonic pedal that transforms the sound of your guitar to re-create
the sounds of classic keyboard synthesizers.’
The SYNTH9 emulates classic electronic synthesisers and features nine of the most distinctive vintage-synth type sounds. A nine-position rotary switch allows the user to select from the following: Obx, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, Ehx Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth And Poly Vi.
Using the same technology that powers EHX’s B9 and C9 Organ Machines as well as the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine and MEL9 Tape Replay Machine, the SYNTH9 works on guitar or bass without modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation. Its usable tracking range extends up to about the 23rd fret on the high-E string of a standard guitar and down to the open A-string on a bass guitar.
The pedal’s user interface features DRY volume, SYNTH volume, CTRL1 and CTRL2 knobs that provide precise control over each preset’s parameters.
Electro-Harmonix Founder, Mike Matthews, says: ‘The SYNTH9 may be the greatest member of our 9 Family of pedals yet! From searing lead synths to spacey synth pads and deep, funky synth bass grooves, it’s all accessible.’
The SYNTH9 comes equipped with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply, will be available late March. No UK price was quoted but the U.S. Street Price will be $221.30