The Electro-Harmonix STRING9 String Ensemble transforms a guitar tone into nine different string ensemble and string synthesizer sounds while requiring no special pickups, MIDI or instrument modifications. Using the same technology powering all EHX 9 Series pedals, the STRING9 creates fully polyphonic tones that pay tribute to the most iconic string synthesizers and re-create the sounds of live string ensembles. The STRING9 is the first 9 Series pedal to feature the signature EHX Freeze effect on 3 of the presets to sample and hold notes and chords with infinite sustain.
A rotary switch on the STRING9 allows the player to select the sound of their choice, as follows:
- 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
- FLOPPY: Emulates the sound of an Orchestron® optical disc playback sampler
- AARP: Emulates the classic ARP Solina® string synthesizer
- CREWMAN: Emulates the Crumar Performer® analog string and brass synthesizer
- ORCH FREEZE: Orchestral sound with EHX Freeze effect
- SYNTH FREEZE: String synthesizer sound with EHX Freeze effect
- VOX FREEZE: Mellotron® choir and strings sound with EHX Freeze effect
The pedal is equipped with independent Effect and Dry volume controls so players can precisely tune their mix at the Effects output jack, plus a Dry output jack that always outputs the input signal at unity gain.
Controls 1 and 2 have been designed to adjust specific parameters for each of the nine programs adding usability and flexibility to each sound.
The EHX STRING9 String Ensemble comes equipped with an EHX 9V power supply, is available now, and features a U.S. List Price of $247.10.