Electro-Harmonix reveals Synth9 Synthesizer Machine pedal

Electro-Harmonix's Machine line of keyboard emulation pedals has had a number of hits - the B9, C9, Key9 and Mel9 - but the Synth9 might just be the one guitarists have been waiting for: the Synthesizer Machine.

The Synth9 packs nine vintage synth sounds, dubbed OBX, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, EHX Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth and Poly VI.

Controls include dry volume and synth volume, plus control 1 and control 2, which adjust type-specific parameters.

EHX has utilised the same technology that powered its previous Machine pedals, which tracks up to the 23rd fret on the high E of a standard-tuned guitar and down to the open A string on a bass.

The Synth9 is available from late March for $221.30, and comes with a 9V power supply. Head over to EHX for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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