loudfunk 03/27/2011

Line 6 M9 : loudfunk's user review

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Multi effects that lets you store 6 pedals, you can use 3 at once per scene. Has 6programmable scenes.
Also has a 28 second looper. AC powered only. Stereo in and outputs, midi in and out ports, and 2 expression pedal jacks for use with wah and/or whammy effects.


Great little digital pedal to toss in the gig bag, comes in handy when you can’t bring your pedal board and don’t know what the rental back line will be. What you get is basically all theeffects from the Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, DM4 Distortion Modeler, FM4 Filter Modeler, MM4 Modulation Modeler, Verbzilla, Echo Pro boxes.
I like how tweaking any setting the pedal will already write it into memory with no need to hit any store buttons. The Looper has its own set of buttons, Record, Record/Overdub, Play/Stop, Play Once, Undo/Redo, Half Speed and Reverse (The looper can be used simultaneously with the three FX Units.).
And as with all Line 6 stuff the manuals are pretty comprehensive.


There are a few stand-outs for me, in Noise Gate is a must use when running loads of gain, for overdrives I’m partial to the Tube Screamer and Butler overdrive models, the Tri Stereo chorus is lovely although far from the sound of th real deal. The inteligent harmonicer is great on clean stuff for Les Paul/Mary Ford fun and games. The delay is where it’s at for me. I have used the DL4 for years and the only thing I messed was the dry though of the rachmount version, well here you can get a modulated delay or tube echo, or tape echo with the dry through, comes in so handy.


I’ve been using the M9s bigger brother the M13 since it came out, and I really prefer the M13 fo the simple reason that you can run 4 effects at once, with 8 more at the ready. But when space is of consideration the M9 will do nicely.