WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 17, 2008 — Korg announces the PX5D personal multi-effect processor and recording interface for guitar and bass. It is the newest member of Korg’s popular Pandora series known for packing dozens of realistic modeling effects and a multitude of live, practice and recording functions into pocket-sized units. The PX5D is the first computer-ready Pandora (via USB) for direct recording, and offers new features such as footswitch control for live use, a variety of new models and effects and enhanced editing/modulation capability.
The USB audio interface (a first for the Pandora series) enables easy data transfer to computers and DAW recording (with USB audio, the PX5D doubles as a direct recording interface). In addition, the PX5D comes with Ableton Live Lite 6 Korg Edition recording software along with dedicated editor/librarian software that lets the user edit and manage programs from a computer.
“The PX5D breaks new ground in recording and editing capability and functionality. For the first time ever,” says Mike Bradley, product manager for Korg’s Pandora series of effects, “guitarists can use the Pandora as their ‘silver bullet’ to practice, perform live, and record (PC or Mac) via USB. This is by far the most versatile Pandora to date.”
Utilizing proprietary “REMS” modeling technology, the PX5D provides a total of 180 realistic effects (up to seven simultaneous effects), including amp and cabinet models that can be freely interchanged, resulting in a multitude of sounds not possible on the original amps and cabinets themselves. Additionally, the PX5D includes synth effects, pickup modeling, intelligent pitch shifter, talk effect, violin/cello-style “slow attack,” feedback effect, velocity-controlled rotary speaker effect, a fretless bass simulator, numerous bass-specific effects and many others. The effects are organized in user-friendly banks (100 preset programs; 100 user), and favorite programs can be assigned to program memory buttons for one-touch access. The PX5D also includes 128 Rhythm and Bass patterns for jamming and practicing.
The PX5D’s increased memory allows recording of up to 80 seconds from an external audio source (MP3, CD, etc.) and looping at different speeds without affecting pitch. While in Phrase Trainer mode, users can also record their own accompaniment, along with built-in rhythm and bass patterns, then play it back and practice lead over the recorded phrase. Also included are Key Transpose and Bass Canceller functions.
The easy-to-read, backlit LCD display, intuitive interface and TAP tempo button make the PX5D simple to operate. Additional features include a built-in Korg Auto Chromatic Tuner and a foot switch jack, allowing users to control the PX5D from the floor for live use.
The PX5D measures 4.65” x 2.95” x 0.79”. Power is provided by two (2) AA alkaline batteries, the optional AC adapter or via USB connection. The unit features a 1/4” guitar input and a mini stereo AUX input, as well as an all-purpose stereo output.
The Korg Pandora PX5D personal multi-effect processor and recording interface is currently available for a U.S. MSRP of $330. For more product details, visit www.korg.com/px5d.