The Electro-Harmonix String9 is the latest effect pedal in their 9 series. This pedal allows you to elicit sounds from your electric guitar that sounds something like synthetic string instruments from synthesizer classics such as Roland Juno, ARP and Co.
The new Electro-Harmonix String9 pedal features as the name suggest 9 different string sounds. Each one is based somewhat on classic synths and their naming points toward what to expect from each preset. With a similar control layout to the rest of the 9 Series pedals, it should be easy enough to use.
The controls consist of a Volume section with Dry and Wet effect levels, plus two control knobs labelled CTRL 1 and 2 that you use to tweak patch parameters. The final control is white and selects one of the 9 different synth string presets.
- Symphonic – Octave Down, Orchestral
- June-O – Juno
- PCM – Vintage PCM Keyboard
- Floppy – Orchestron
- AARP – ARP Solina
- Crewman – Crumar Performer
- Orch Freeze – Orchestral + EHX Freeze
- Synth Freeze – String Synth + EHX Freeze
- Vox Freeze – Mellotron (Mel9) + EHX Freeze
The perfect mini synth string machine?
If you need some synth strings in your life but aren’t willing it able to dig out an actual synthesiser, this could be the solution for you. The official demo video below gives a good indication of what is possible with the String9 and so is well worth watching. The rest of the EHX pedals in this series are known for having good tracking and have already made a lot of fans worldwide. This could be a great way to add some synth strings into a live set, or just for getting creative at home or in the studio.
MSRP – USD 247.10