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Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor  

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The PX5D multi effect processor joins Korg's respected PANDORA series, famous for packing high-quality sounds and ease of use into a pocket size unit. Easy to enjoy anywhere and anytime. The PX5D prov... Click To Read More About This Product

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The PX5D multi effect processor joins Korg's respected PANDORA series, famous for packing high-quality sounds and ease of use into a pocket size unit. Easy to enjoy anywhere and anytime. The PX5D provides a total of 180 realistic and wide-ranging effects created using Korg's world-acclaimed, proprietary "REMS" modeling technology. Included are simulations that recreate classic vintage and modern, high-gain amps, as well as effects ranging from the familiar to the unique. Numerous effects designed specifically for bass are also included, making the PX5D a great choice not only for the guitarist but for the bassist as well. In a first for the PANDORA series, a USB-MIDI/USB audio interface is also provided, allowing you to use the PX5D with your computer to transfer audio data or record into your DAW software. There's also dedicated editor/librarian software that lets you edit and manage programs from your computer. All the classic features you have come expect from the PANDORA are also present, to help the guitarist or bassist practice, perform and record.

An amazing 180 modeling effects powered by "REMS" technology

Korg's proprietary "REMS" modeling technology, acclaimed by musicians around the world, is used to power the PANDORA's broad variety of realistic effects. These effects include models of various guitar amps and bass amps, as well as both standard effects and fresh new effects found only on the PANDORA.

Numerous guitar/bass amp modeling effects and synth effects

The PX5D provides faithfully modeled simulations of the vintage and high-end amps sought after by guitarists and bassists. Eighteen types for guitar and ten types for bass perfectly capture the warm and rich resonance of a tube amp. Realistically reproduced models of many different cabinets and speakers are also provided, offering differences in speaker size and cabinet structure for superb presence and depth. You can even combine cabinets and speakers freely with any amp models, letting you experience combinations not possible on the original units themselves. There are also synth effects that let you create unique and fresh new sounds, with three choices each for guitar and bass.
A great selection of effects with quality that rivals dedicated processor units

The PX5D gives you a wide selection of effects, ranging from simulations of hard-to-find vintage units to fresh new sounds original to the PANDORA series. These include, pickup modeling, to give your instrument a single-coil or dual-coil sound; an intelligent pitch shifter, letting you automatically add harmonies to your performance; a talk effect that makes your guitar seem to speak; a slow attack effect to simulate a violin or cello; a feedback effect that allows feedback performance techniques normally achievable only at high volumes; a rotary speaker effect that varies the speed according to your picking or fingering dynamics; a fretless bass effect that simulates that instrument's distinctive sound; and many others.

A total of 200 effect programs: 100 user and 100 preset

You can use up to seven "REMS" modeling effects simultaneously in each program, giving you nearly limitless sonic variation. The one hundred preset programs allow you to choose from different playing techniques and styles; sounds of every era; and sounds that simulate the characteristic tones of famous artists. You can also edit your own sounds and store them in one hundred user program locations. Together with the preset programs, this gives you immediate access to a total of two hundred programs. Favorite programs can be assigned to four program memory buttons for one-touch access, letting you smoothly change programs in an instant.

USB audio interface functionality makes the PX5D a powerful recording tool

A built-in USB audio interface is provided to transfer audio data between the PX5D and your computer via USB. This ensures that the amazing "REMS" modeling sound is recorded into your DAW software with no loss of quality.

PC software for editing programs, managing libraries, and creating chains

Dedicated editor/librarian software is provided via download, allowing you to edit and manage programs on your computer. Simply connect the PX5D to your computer via USB”no complicated settings are necessary. Since effect parameters and other settings will be visible at a glance, editing the PX5D's enormous complement of effects becomes quick and easy. You can save or rearrange programs, create libraries of programs for specific purposes, and exchange programs with other users, further extending the potential of the PX5D.

Phrase Trainer and many other valuable functions for practicing and jamming

The PXD5D allows you to record up to eighty seconds of sound from an external audio source such as a CD, MD, or MP3, and then play it back as a loop at a different speed, without affecting the pitch. This is a great way to practice difficult passages or learn complex phrases. You can also record your own accompaniment, along with the built-in rhythm and bass patterns, then play it back while you practice playing a lead”the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. A Key Transpose function lets you change the pitch of the incoming audio source by as much as one octave upward or downward, and a Bass Canceller function cancels the bass sound so that you can enjoy "minus-one" playing.

A total of 744 different rhythm & bass patterns and variations that cover a broad range of styles

Rock, jazz, funk, blues, country, and many other styles are covered by 128 rhythm and bass patterns. In addition, variations are provided for each rhythm and bass pattern, resulting in a total of 744 different patterns to choose from. Specify the bass key and you can practice performing any style of music with amazingly authentic rhythm and bass lines. This is a great way to improve your picking, sense of rhythm, and familiarity with scales. You can also create twenty chains, with each chain connecting up to sixteen different rhythm patterns. And of course you can also use the effect programs at the same time.

Foot switch jack allows hands-free control

A foot switch jack lets you control the PX5D's rich array of functionality without interrupting your performance. Connect the included foot switch jack cable to the PX5D, and you'll be able to connect two foot switches (not included) and use them to change programs or start/stop Phrase Trainer recording or playback.

Interface designed for intuitive operation and excellent visibility

In spite of its compact design, the PX5D features a unique interface that delivers analog-style operation and visibility just like a conventional amp or effect processor. The dials that control the gain or tone of the amp modeling offer instant visual indication of each control's setting while you edit. There's also a tap button that lets you control the delay time, and a value encoder for adjusting parameter values or the master level, all allowing intuitive operation for easy sound creation. Functions are instantly recognizable as icons in the LCD screen. To top it off, the display is backlit for good visibility and smooth operation even on dimly lit stages.

Many support functions, including a tuner

In addition to high-quality sound, the PANDORA series is also known for a broad range of extras that support guitarists and bass players. A built-in tuner lets you tune easily, and includes a mute function, so you can tune silently on stage. An optimal audio signal can be sent to any connection destination”headphones, mixer, MTR, or guitar amp”to ensure the highest quality sound in every situation. Power can be supplied by an AC adapter, by batteries, or via the USB connection.

Features
  • A compact processor for guitar and bass
  • USB Interface capability
  • Famous Korg "REMS" modeling technology
  • 180 variations of classic and cutting-edge guitar amps, bass amps, cabinets, classic and new effects
  • 200 multi-effect programs (100 user/100 preset) cover an extremely wide range of musical styles
  • Store your favorite programs in four banks, and switch between them with a single touch
  • 744 rhythm and bass patterns and variations cover any musical styles you might need
  • Create 20 chains that connect these patterns in any playback order, and specify a chord progression for the chain
  • Phrase Trainer function (maximum 80 seconds) is a great way to learn music by ear or to practice improvisation
  • Download PC software from the Web to edit programs, manage data libraries, create chains, and replace the demo songs”all on your computer
  • Jam along with an external audio source, inputing it via the AUX jack or USB connector PX5D allows you to transpose the key, and/or cancel the bass
  • Foot controller can be used to switch programs (The PS-1 foot switch sold separately. *Two foot switches are required)
  • Built-in Auto Tuner can be muted for silent tuning
  • Easy-to-use interface, with a highly visible display
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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KorgPandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Surprising

This thing is great. I wanted a small practice amp to take with me on the road and this worked out perfect. First its really small. I didn't realize how small until I...Read complete review

This thing is great. I wanted a small practice amp to take with me on the road and this worked out perfect. First its really small. I didn't realize how small until I actually got it. Right out of the box it's easy to use. On board editing is basic and easy as well. If you hook it up to your computer you have more control over the settings. I did have a lot of trouble installing the drivers and Korg has zero tech support. I finally got it to work though. Its got the standard effects plus a few really nice guitar synth stuff. The phrase trainer is fun for practice. I'm using Reaper and Cakewalk to record with it, at first it was really noisy but I switched usb ports and it fixed the problem, nice and quiet. I recommend this for practice and recording. I guess you could use it live but you would have to set up the banks in order of your songs. The footswitch for it will only go up and down through the banks. I gave this a 4 star rating because of the lack of support form Korg other than that buy one, its worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Forget The Extended Warranty!

If the PX5D hadn't quit working less than 2 months after the warranty expired, 5 stars wouldn't be enough! It was a very nice ride, and if the product was made to last...Read complete review

If the PX5D hadn't quit working less than 2 months after the warranty expired, 5 stars wouldn't be enough! It was a very nice ride, and if the product was made to last for longer than what it did, I would have NO complaints. One evening when I hooked the PX5D to the PC's USB port, I started smelling the tell-tale sign of fried electronics, which signaled the end of the PX5D's useful life. I still miss it!

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(21 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

True Portability

By Lance Kenneaster

from Waco,Tx.

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Got mine 2 months ago and for the dinero you cannot go wrong.Battery or usb powered,adjustable effects and drum patterns,add the recording software and the fact that this thing fits in your shirt pocket...homerun!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Surprising

By Justin Gibson

from Yuma, AZ

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

This thing is great. I wanted a small practice amp to take with me on the road and this worked out perfect. First its really small. I didn't realize how small until I actually got it. Right out of the box it's easy to use. On board editing is basic and easy as well. If you hook it up to your computer you have more control over the settings. I did have a lot of trouble installing the drivers and Korg has zero tech support. I finally got it to work though. Its got the standard effects plus a few really nice guitar synth stuff. The phrase trainer is fun for practice. I'm using Reaper and Cakewalk to record with it, at first it was really noisy but I switched usb ports and it fixed the problem, nice and quiet. I recommend this for practice and recording. I guess you could use it live but you would have to set up the banks in order of your songs. The footswitch for it will only go up and down through the banks. I gave this a 4 star rating because of the lack of support form Korg other than that buy one, its worth it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Road Show

By Darian Kirkendoll

from Shreveport, La

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

This is a wonderful product it is a very versatile piece of gear. I am in the military satation in Africa I use my PX5D for pratice and also recording. I use Sonar 8 producer edition as a DAW and my PX5D works seamlessly with SONAR.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

If this had been my first Pandora it would be a '5' star, but

By Dan George

from Orlando Fl

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Don't get me wrong, this is an amazing machine. It gives you versatility like nothing else out there. My problem with this version is that Korg has deleted all of my favorite settings for all the best pre-sets. I happened (still do) to own the first generation of Pandora. It had presets for certain voicings that I have come to love and the reason I bought this new version was for the ease of using the foot pedel and for the computer access. Only problem is all my favorite presets have been deleted from this version. Otherwise it would be a 5 Star. If you don't know what you are missing - this if great. For me, I will still need the old one as well.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By michael youngblood

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Being someone who has had pandoras all the way back to the originals all i can say is WOW. This is one truly magnificent machine. It can definitely keep up with some of the rack mount processors out there. I have used this to record some of my tracks and am getting pure sound quality from this. Being someone on the go I need to be able to throw down ideas when I get them to remember them. I do my best thinking when I am driving down the road anyway.. the PX5D a BR600, drum machine (all 3 are battery operated), headphones and a small backpack type electric guitar and bass i keep with me pretty much all the time... perfect setup for ideas.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have for any guitarist with a low budget!!!

By Wanderer

from Everett, Wa

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Even if you don't have a low budget, this thing is something to get, mucho bango for your bucko. Bout 5yrs ago, I bought the pandora px4d for my guitar. Absolutely loved it; although it was not quite the floor multi-effects pedal box, it was still amazing, especially since you could play anywhere off of batteries and headphones. The px5d had a major re-haul in design (and I absolutely love the metal casing!). This definitely deserves the title of pandoras box px5d. This thing is amazing I'll tell you. There are very many effects that you can custom tailor from reverb, delay, effect, amp model and other factors. Not only that, with just 2AA batteries (in the px4d, it was 4AAA batteries, huge improvement) you can take this anywhere and play on the go. You can even play in the dark with the backlight setting which you can turn on or off (very handy for late night jamming when you don't want to turn on the lights). The thing that made me absolutely have to have this though; usb. You can use this thing as your audio card and record directly to your computer!!! (with a recording program of course). Trust me, if you don't have the money to spend at least $1000 on buying separate stomp boxes, or a multi-effects pedal, buy this, you will not regret it. Oh yeah, they also have an adapter thats included which you can use to plug in a foot pedal to control certain functions hands free! you can even choose from 3 different settings that determine what the buttons control. Trust me, this is a must have for a guitarist, especially one who wants to record good quality audio!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Don't Forget The Extended Warranty!

By Gunnar

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

If the PX5D hadn't quit working less than 2 months after the warranty expired, 5 stars wouldn't be enough! It was a very nice ride, and if the product was made to last for longer than what it did, I would have NO complaints. One evening when I hooked the PX5D to the PC's USB port, I started smelling the tell-tale sign of fried electronics, which signaled the end of the PX5D's useful life. I still miss it!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gift to Guitar Student

By R. Hurst

from Lemont, IL

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

My son-in-law, after an adult career, has (in his late 40s) decided to go back to the guitar lessons he abandoned in his early teens. I bought the Korg because of the "self-help" features it offers to a student; and the report from him is that his guitar teacher likes it as an aid to home practice.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great practice tool

By Tom Cox

from Elkhart, IN / Kunshan China

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

A friend of mine in China whom I jam, learn from and practice with told me about this device. He saw it on the internet explained all of the features to me. He jokingly suggested that when I return to the USA, that I should check-it-out. I did, and I purchased one at my local Guitar Center. I must say, I am delighted with it. I can put on some headphones, select the music style I am in the mood to play and entertain myself for hours. It's alot of fun! It also sounds great thru my amp. Since I live 80% on the time in China, having this operate on AA batteries is also a big plus. Honestly, I would have given it a 5 rating (because I am that pleased with it) except the manual is not clear or easy to understand. It has probably taken me a couple of hours of trial and error to get as proficient as I am using the features I most enjoy. But don't let this discourage you from purchasing one, I have trouble hooking-up a DVD player.

 
1.0

Compact, but packed with...junk.

By David Brooks

from DC

Comments about Korg Pandora PX5D Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Hi. Long time listener; first time caller... I had myself a PX 3. Very cool. Got lost, so I bought a PX 5. Newer is better? PX 5 sucks. Really. Doesn't have the variety of distortions and ease of use that the PX 3 had. Less versatile. Pain in the butt to navigate compared to the PX 3. The CD Rom the manual keeps referring too.... it's online now and you have to download it. If you use Linux software, it's not compatible. I'm just gonna find a used PX 3. Suggest you do the same.

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