Korg's new ToneWorks AX3000B is a multi-effects processor created solely for bass that includes heavyweight features like REMS modeling technology and a unique Expression Step Sequencer.
Main Features72 different bass effects using KORGâ€™s proprietary â€œREMSâ€� modeling technology. 16 types of drive/amp effects model a range of sought after vintage and hi-end amps and effects. A wide range of pre-effects, cabinets, modulation, delay, and reverb (eleven types of each). Built-in effects ranging from standards such as compressor and wah through unique effects such as â€œFretlessâ€� and â€œBass Synth.â€� Create and store 96 programs with your favorite combination of â€œREMSâ€� effects. 32 preset programs are also provided. Up to seven different effects can be used simultaneously. Use the expression pedal to control wah, volume, or many other effect parameters. Assign a wide range of functions to the Control Switch for even greater flexibility. The â€œESS (Expression Step Sequencer)â€� provides a step sequencer that lets you store effect parameter movements and play them back to create dramatic changes in the sound. ESS can also be used to create subtle foot controlled stepped modulation effects as well as dramatic controlled pitch effects. Choose from seven ESS modes and control the ESS play back speed in real time by tapping a control switch or by using the expression pedal to smoothly change the speed. A variety of playback methods are provided; you can use a control switch to start ESS playback or use the expression pedal to recall the desired step Individual mode lets you turn effects on/off individually. Send/return jacks allow you to connect your own external effect processor. AUX IN jack lets you connect an external sound source and play along with it. The heavy-duty metal body stands up to the demands of live stage performance. The built-in Auto Tuner lets you tune your instrument while muted. Backlit LCD provides superb visibility. â€œAX3000B Sound Editorâ€� editor/librarian software lets you edit and manage AX3000B programs on your PC.
Here's what Korg themselves have to say about the AX3000B in their own press release:
"The new AX3000G gave guitarists the power to rule like never before. Now bassists can take total control as well with the AX3000B, a dedicated processor for bass with the astounding sound quality only delivered by Korgâ€™s unique REMS modeling technology. Packed not only with new capabilities like the very cool ESS (Expression Step Sequencer) function, but also with numerous effects specifically optimized for bass, the AX3000B provides a full complement of the controls you need for realtime performance. From vintage through hi-end amps sought-after by bassists, from standard effects through a bass synthesizer model, â€œREMSâ€� technology delivers a staggering range of realistic and versatile effects, with full control using the expression pedal or the control switch. The amazing ESS function lets you use a step sequencer to control effect parameters from a step sequencer so you can take your performance to a level beyond anything youâ€™ve ever imagined."
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