Korg Pandora Stomp
Korg introduces the Pandora Stomp, a full featured multi-effect unit that fits inside a standard sized pedal.
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This new pedal is based on the popular Pandora multi-effect units from Korg, carrying a wide range of effects and practice friendly features.
The original Korg Pandora, which appeared in 1995, surprised the guitar world by providing an impressive array of functionality in a very small size, beating many existing multi-effects in the pound per sound arena. We even awarded the Pandora Mini the top spot in our list of great guitar headphone amps.
Now Korg is bringing the Pandora's convenience and functionality into a more hands-free and guitarist-friendly stompbox format. On the outside, it looks like a regular die-cast pedal, but on the inside, Pandora Stomp is actually a virtual rig with 158 types of modeling effects and the ability to chain up to seven simultaneously.
Out of the box, there are 200 stage presets that mimic popular guitar tones, while an additional 200 user preset is also provided for setting up your own sounds. If the staggering number of presets isn't overkill enough, then you can also figure in the 100 rhythm patterns that cover a diverse range of styles. Other features include an auto tuner with a bright LED meter and an aux input for jamming along with your favorite tracks.
The single multi-function foot switch is designed so you can use it to switch program memories, while four program memory buttons are provided for one-touch recall. Obviously, real-time control over the multitude of effects found on the unit is limited, a necessary compromise for the pedal's portability.
You can power the pedal using a DC9V power supply or via USB. This means that your computer can power the pedal as you adjust the settings via a free downloadable editor software.
Having the size and shape of a regular pedal, makes it easy to integrate into your existing rig. It is also small enough to easily carry around for solo singer-songwriters that need a compact multi-effect unit. The unit also retains all its practice friendly features expanding the usability of the pedal from the stage into your bedroom.
Aside from the standard black Pandora Stomp model, Korg is releasing two special colors in limited numbers - ivory and orange. The new Pandora Stomp is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release with a street price of $129.99. Visit Korg for the pedal's long list of features and other information.
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