Guitar tone specialists HeadRush have just released their newest processor, called the MX5. A pedal-format device, the MX5 is said to deliver a “huge range” of modern and classic guitar amp, cabinet and effect tones, as well as the ability to store a practically unlimited number of your own impulse responses.
In addition to the many live- and studio-oriented effects, the MX5 can operate as a fully-featured looper pedal.
The I/O provision is generous, comprising as it does a quarter-inch instrument input, a balanced stereo output pair, a stereo aux input and headphone output (both on mini-jacks), 5-pin MIDI I/O, and a stereo effects loop on unbalanced quarter inch jacks. These last I/O allow you to connect your own guitar pedals, and the loop point can be placed anywhere within the MX5's internal signal path. Finally, a USB port allows for the transfer of IR files and presets, and also lets you use the MX5 as a recording interface.
The HeadRush MX5 is available now, priced at $399, and an in-depth SOS review is already under way.