HeadRush introduces the MX5 Expression Pedal, which claims to be the most powerful and easiest-to-use mini electric guitar amp modeling processor of all time.
With a powerful processor as the centerpiece and a high-resolution 4-inch color touch display, Head Rush wants to stand up to the competition. Everything standard these days is on board: a huge selection of classic, modern and select boutique amp models and effects, as well as the ability to load a virtually unlimited number of custom impulse responses (IR).
In addition, the Headrush pedalboard has a looper with storage and loading function, a USB audio interface for recording and re-amping, headphone connection, AUX input, MIDI I / O, and an integrated expression pedal with intuitive hands-free editing mode. All sorts of things!
We’ve always wondered why Line6, Kemper, and Co. hold on to their clumsy way of navigating. HeadRush has recognized the problem and given the MX5 mini guitar amp a 4-inch touch display, with which guitarists can create and edit their sounds super quickly and intuitively by touching, swiping, and drag-and-drop. Bravo!
The large color display should provide very clear feedback during live performances, especially if you are using the built-in looper or making changes to your sound with the expression pedal in ‘ hands-free mode ‘.
The MX5 guitar amplifier offers an extensive library with 50 guitar and bass amplifier models, 15 cabinet models with 10 microphone emulations, 300 impulse responses, and 66 effects. According to the manufacturer, the HeadRush library will continue to be expanded with regular function updates – new modules and functions should be added based on customer requests and feedback.
That sounds exemplary at first. With the multi-core processor, players can create rigs with up to 9 effects, 2 amplifiers, and 2 cabinet models per preset. In addition, the MX5 mini electric guitar amp has seamless preset switching with reverb and delay tail spillover, so that guitarists can switch between clean and lead sounds during their performance without sound interruptions.
In terms of the operating concept, the MX5 seems to us to set new standards – we are immediately convinced and wonder why it has not been implemented this way for a long time.
HeadRush MX5 price and availability
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