With Korg's REMS technology, the Pandora mini delivers an armada of world-class amp models and fantastic effects into a processor no bigger than your average MP3 player.Loaded with 158 types of amps a... Click To Read More About This Product
With Korg's REMS technology, the Pandora mini delivers an armada of world-class amp models and fantastic effects into a processor no bigger than your average MP3 player.
Loaded with 158 types of amps and effects”with up to 7 effects at once”Pandora mini ensures you'll never run out of sounds. 200 presets get you started right out of the box, with another 200 slots for saving your own creations. It's also got a built-in metronome and 100 rhythm patterns so you can get the most out of your practice sessions.
Plug in your earbuds and jam or practice anywhere, anytime. Plug Pandora mini into your amp and share your sounds with the world, or take it into the studio and make each track a masterpiece.
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I'm a "boomer" with a garage band. This effects machine is great for duplicating specific band sounds with standard equipment. I also like how easy it is to use to get the exact sound you're looking for. I don't know how well it replicates "today's" music, but to me, much of what's out there today is not music, just noise. If you want to make sound the way it used to be, this is your effects machine.
Upfront FYI: (4 Stars when you put it in its correct classification: Novelty practice tool) This is not intended to be a replacement for a full rig. So if your disappointed that it doesn't sound like the kind of equipment that players spend years collecting and developing then you need to get some real experience and a reality check. Think of it as a pinch hitter, or that card up your sleeve, even something for your bag of tricks. I keep it as a backup, incase I have a very quick session and its not worth my time or effort to pull out the big guns. Its "okay" for practicing with too. (Check Strengths and Weaknesses) Strengths: Versatile Low Cost ($80+ on sale at Guitar Center, Amazing!!!) Extremely Portable (Can be attached to your guitar strap) Lots of Memory Space to Make your own Sounds Works great with iRig input adapter for certain applications Lots of effects No issues with clean and some overdriven tones Great for acoustic applications Weaknesses: Pre-programed sounds all need tweaking (Normal for many devices) Warning: Has distortion feedback issues when used with Garageband (Check online Forums) Warning: Distortion Channels develop internal feedback issues (Ringing after muting) A little difficult to edit on the fly (but very doable, somewhat intuitive) Volume is verily low (Need to edit and tweak to boost volume) Some channels are noisy (Check your effects programing)
This is a perfectly usable device for practicing quietly, provided you're willing and able to tweak programs. It certainly isn't suited for recording, and it's not very convenient for even casual practicing. Many of the programs are noisy and/or ringy to the point of being unusable even for practice. The abundant high gain programs are especially likely to have this issue, which sounds like internal oscillations to me. Why Korg released the device with such glaring problems is baffling. It's possible to dial back or rebuild enough programs to justify keeping the PXMINI, but it really is not going to work as a high gain amp replacement for even scratch recording. For solo practicing, it's just fine, once you give up and just play. It'd be a lot easier to practice with this thing if it were shaped differently. It's made to sit on a table/desktop surface, but guitar cables tend to flop it around, due to its chunky shape. It's a pain to use it on a couch, unless you makeshift a strap attachment. I wish it were more convenient to actually use. In short: half the programs are too noisy, but if you gaffer-tape it to a guitar strap, it's a pretty good silent practice rig.