Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine

The new Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine emulates vintage Mellotron® sounds and uses the same ground breaking technology that powers the award-winning B9 and C9 Organ Machines, plus the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine. Nine of the most famous sounds are included: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir.

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Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine

From the EHX website:

“The new C9 Organ Machine springboards off the revolutionary B9 to mine another rich vein of classic gold and provide players with nine more definitive organ and keyboard sounds.
The C9 will transform your instrument into a convincing full body, electric organ or vintage electronic keyboard. For each preset chosen, it also provides precise control over important elements of that sound’s sonic fingerprint like percussive click, modulation, attack/sustain, drawbar setting or high frequency content. Blend your dry signal to create beautiful layers. Lovers of classic organ and keyboard rejoice!” Check out EHX pedals on eBay.

Attack Of The Klons: EHX Soul Food

soulfoodWow, this is interesting. Electro-Harmonix – a company which has long been a leader in innovative, original and sometimes downright wacky pedals that define their own genres – has just announced the Soul Food, which appears to effectively be a clone of the Klon Centaur. Here’s what EHX has to say about it: “Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR. A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up. The SOUL FOOD delivers transparent overdrive with great touch and response. Its circuitry features boosted power rails to provide abundant headroom and increased definition. Best of all, you don’t have to be a rock star to own one!” Here’s a video: Read More …

Cool Gear Alert: EHX Epitome

I always love getting emails from Bill Ruppert – Mr. Effectology – because it means my mind is about to be melted by hiterto-unexplored worlds of guitaristic colour. The latest such email reads simply: “Bill Ruppert, Mr. Effectology, fires up EHX’s newest multi-effect pedal: the Epitome. Bill takes full advantage of its Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator, Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger/Chorus, Holy Grail Plus Reverb and the new Shimmer effect to take you on a voyage of sonic exploration. Come along as this master of effects charts a course of discovery!” But that doesn’t really give you any real indication of what the Epitome is capable of. This video does a much better job, and you should probably turn your speakers up super loud first: Read More …

REVIEW: Electro-Harmonix SUPEREGO Synth Engine

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You’d think that after more than six decades we’d be running out of ways to twist and tweak the sound of the electric guitar. Yeah, right! It’s a very exciting time to be a guitarist right now. The boutique boom isn’t slowing down, the digital revolution is on track to put an Axe-FX in every bedroom by 2015, and Electro-Harmonix is still releasing innovative creations like the SUPEREGO Synth Engine.

Ever played with an analog synth, or at least a good digital recreation of one? Well, for me, the best way to think of the SUPEREGO is as a component that converts part of your guitar sound into a waveform that can be twisted and manipulated in a similar way to an analog synth. I have to think of it that way, because it’s such an unusual idea compared to regular guitar effects that I need to hook my brain around it somehow! It’s in the same family of EHX effects as the Ravish, the POG2, and Micro Synth, but like EHX founder Mike Matthews, the SUPEREGO is its own man.

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MUSIKMESSE 2012: Bart Provoost’s Guitar Effects Report

You regularly visit www.effectsdatabase.com, right? Bart Provoost’s site is one of the most informative on the web for pedal fans like you and I. He was recently on the ground at Musikmesse in Frankfurt and he filed this report. Some incredible stuff here by the likes of Amsterdam Cream, AMT Electronics, Bogner, Carl Martin, Ciocks, Dr. J, Ego Sonoro, Electro-Harmonix, Greenhouse Effects, GWires, JAM Pedals, Mooer Audio, Nux, Palmer Audio, Paul Landes, Roger Mayer, T-Rex, TC Electronics, Two Notes, and Yerasov.

NEWS: Bill Ruppert’s Electro-Harmonix Effectology Halloween Show

The other day I received this email from the very talented Bill Ruppert:

I am writing to tell you of a new Effectology video I know your viewers would enjoy and have fun watching for Halloween. (This is the video series I do for Electro-Harmonix on how to produce “impossible” sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals.)

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.9 Terrifying Effect Pedals.

In this episode I demonstrate how to frighten your family, friends and neighbors using just a regular guitar and Electro-Hamonix effect pedals!

Its great fun.

Wanna make these sounds yourself? Here’s Bill’s ‘How to’ on the EHX forums.

VIDEO: Bill Ruppert & Electro-Harmonix – Autobahn

WHOA! I got this email this morning from guitarist Bill Ruppert:

My name is Bill Ruppert and I thought this would be of interest to your viewers.

I have developed a video series for the effect pedal company Electro-Harmonix called “Effectology.”

Every two weeks I present a new video on how to produce “impossible” sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals.

This week I recreate the synthesizer classic “Autobahn” by the band Kraftwerk.

All sounds were created using just a regular guitar and effect pedals! No keyboards, samplers or midi pickups were used.

The video is here:


The “How To” info and settings are here:


http://www.ehx.com/forums/viewthread/1566/

Amazing work, Bill! Also it’s nice to see an Ibanez JEM77FP being put to such great use!