KORG AX 3000 G
modeling signal processing
Real Player : (DSL cable) , (modem)
Windows Media : (DSL cable) , (modem)
Demos by Rob Math
Classic Cross Delay
Major Arpeggio ESS
Demos by Freddy DeMarco
Pitch Pan Layers
Fly Like An Alien
• Korg's REMS modeling technology delivers 72 classic and modern amp, cabinet and effects models.
• Assignable control switch and expression pedal with 8 point LED pedal indicator for real-time parameter control.
• New ESS (Expression Step Sequencer) automatically controls most effect parameters in a fixed or random step function that can create radical sound changes.
• Sixteen types of drive and amp models cover everything from vintage overdrive to high-gain metal.
• Eleven types of pre-effect, cabinet, modulation, delay and reverb modeled effects deliver a broad sound palette.
• Transform your guitar with pickup, acoustic body and top, plus synth modeling effects.
• Thirty-two preset programs are provided, plus the internal memory can hold 96 of your own original programs.
• Send/return jacks let you connect your favorite distortion pedal or other effect unit.
• MIDI IN/OUT allows you to edit and store original sounds on your computer using the dedicated editor/librarian software (Windows and Macintosh are supported).
• Up to seven effects can be used simultaneously.
• Amp/line selector is included for maximum output versatility.
• Heavy-duty metal chassis stands up to the rigors of travel and stage performance.
• Auto Chromatic tuner with highly visible 8 point LED allows bypassed or muted (silent) tuning.
• Backlit LCD ensures easy visibility.
• Knob-based interface for quick, intuitive editing.
Korg's REMS technology
The AX3000G packs 72 types of amp models and effect sounds delivered by Korg's "REMS" modeling technology. In addition to true-to-life reproductions of a wide array of vintage and modern guitar amps and cabinets, REMS also provides standard effects such as chorus, delay and reverb.
There are synth effects that model a guitar synthesizer, and completely new effects such as the Filtron that goes beyond the conventional auto-wah. You can use the Acoustic effect to transform the sound of your electric guitar into that of an electro-acoustic, or Pickup Modeling to transform the tonal character of your pickups without switching guitars. The AX3000G also provides send/return jacks that make it easy for you to connect your favorite effect unit . There's even a digital output (S/P DIF optical) jack so you can digitally record your playing without losing any of the sound produced by REMS.
Expression pedal and control switch
In addition to using the AX3000G's expression pedal in standard ways, such as to control volume or wah, you can freely assign the pedal to a variety of effect parameters for unrivaled expressive control. For example, if you assign the "MANUAL" parameter of a flanger to the pedal, you can use the pedal to control the sweep, creating a distinctive sound. By assigning the pedal to control the delay time of the "ECHO PLUS" effect (which models the sound of a tape echo), you can use the pedal to control delay time. There is virtually no limit to the new sounds you can create in this way; the pedal can control the reverberation time of a reverb effect, the modulation speed of a chorus, flanger, or phaser, and much more.
The AX3000G also provides a control switch; for example, you can use it to switch each effect block (such as the pre-effect and insert effect) on/off, to set effect parameters such as tap tempo of a delay in real time, to switch the rotational speed of a rotary speaker effect, or to control the Expression Step Sequencer (ESS).
Expression Step Sequencer
The Expression Step Sequencer (ESS) automatically controls most effect parameters in a fixed or random step function. You can assign up to eight steps of effect parameter values in the step sequencer, and specify one of seven ways in which the sequencer will play back these steps: Forward, Backward, Alternate 1/2, Random, Forward (one-shot), and Alternate 1/2 (one-shot). This lets you create sounds with complex movement.
For example, use the ESS with a pitch shifter effect to specify the pitch shift amount of each step and produce sounds that are reminiscent of a synthesizer's arpeggiator. Or use the ESS with a wah effect and create wah sounds that move in stepwise fashion. Of course there's also a Smooth setting that lets you produce a continuous change between steps. Vary the ESS speed in real time with the ESS expression pedal or a control switch. Eight Large-diameter LEDs give you a clear visual indication of the total number of steps in the sequence and location of the step that is currently in use.
Thirty-two programs using Korg's proprietary voicing technology
You can use the internal programs or save your own in the 96 program locations that are provided for you to store your settings. There's also an Individual mode in which you can use the foot switches to turn individual effects on/off just as if you were controlling a row of compact effects.
You can select an effect model just by turning the effect select knobs provided for each effect block. And you can edit each individual effect simply by turning the knobs of the familiar, analog-style user interface. Effect parameters are shown on the panel as a clear, understandable matrix.
Built-in auto chromatic tuner
The built-in auto chromatic tuner operates automatically when the AX3000G is bypassed or muted. Simply by selecting Mute mode when you're on stage, you can tune without producing sound from your guitar amp or other connected equipment. The note name is shown in the bank display, and the pedal indicator and name display provide an accurate pitch indication that is easy to see even on dimly lit stages.
Since the Output of the AX3000G can be connected to a variety of guitar amps (all of which have a different tonality), or to a mixer/recorder, four different equalizer settings are provided so you can ideally match the output of the AX3000G for the best results. The output choices are AP1 for connection to an opened-back U.S. combo amp; AP2 for connection to an opened-back U.K. combo amp with a good sounding mid-range; AP3 for connection to a stack with 4 x 12 cabinets; and Ln for use with the Line output (including S/P DIF OUT), to go directly to a mixer/recorder or the power amp input of your guitar amp.
The Key Lock function lets you prevent the switches and knobs from being accidentally changed during live performances. Every aspect of the AX3000G has been designed with the attention to detail in order to ensure the ideal playing experience.
Extended possibilities via MIDI
The AX3000G can receive program change messages, and can also transmit MIDI messages in response to pedal operations to control other MIDI devices. You can also control the AX3000G from your DAW software.
AX3000G Sound Editor editor/librarian software
The "AX3000G Sound Editor" editor/librarian software lets you graphically view the many parameters of the AX3000G and easily edit them, as well as save and organize programs. This software can be downloaded @ Korg . Operating requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X v10.2 or later.
DRIVE/AMP MODEL (16 types):
TUBE OD, BOUTIQUE OD, FAT DIST, ORANGE DIST, METAL DIST, SHRED DIST, FUZZ, OCTAFUZZ, BOUTIQUE CL, BLACK 2x12, AC15, AC30TB, UK 68P, UK ¡¥80S, UK MODERN, US MODERN
CABINET MODEL (11 types):
TWEED 1x8, TWEED 1x12, TWEED 4x10, BLACK 2x10, BLACK 2x12, VOX AC15TBX, VOX AC30TBX, VOX AD120VTX, UK H30 4x12, UK T75 4x12, US V30 4x12
Pre Effect (11 types):
COMP, PICKUP, ACOUSTIC, VOX WAH, AUTO WAH, U-VIBE/PHASE, CHORUS/FLANGER, OCTAVE, RING MOD, DRONE, SYNTH
Modulation Effect (11 types):
CLASSIC CHORUS, MULTI TAP CHORUS, CLASSIC FLANGER, BI CHORUS, DUO PHASE, TEXTREM, ROTARY, PITCH SHIFTER, RANDOM STEP FILTER, FILTRON, TALK MOD
Delay Effect (11 types):
ECHO PLUS, MULTI HEAD, ANALOG DELAY, MOD DELAY, SWEEP DELAY, 2TAP DELAY, CROSS DELAY, RHYTHM DELAY, HOLD DELAY, REVERSE DELAY, FREEZ
Reverb Effect (11 types):
SLAP, SPRING, BOUNCE, PLATE, GARAGE, CHAMBER, CANYON, ROOM, STUDIO, HALL, ARENA
Number of Amp Types: 11
Number of Cabinet Types: 16
Number of Effects::
Pedal Types: 11
Modulation Types: 11
Delay Types: 11
Reverb Types: 11
Noise Reduction: 1
Number of Programs:
96 (24 Banks x 4 Channels)
INPUT (1/4” phone jack)
INSERT RETURN (1/4” phone jack)
AUX IN (Stereo Mini-jack)
OUTPUT x 2 (1/4” phone jacks)
INSERT SEND (1/4” phone jack)
PHONES (Stereo Mini-jack)
LEVEL Knob (adjusts OUTPUT and PHONE)
S/P DIF OUT (16-bit, 44.1kHz optical connector (IEC60958, EIAJ CP-1201))
A/D Conversion: 20-bit
D/A Conversion: 20-bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
Tuning Range: A0~C7 (27.5Hz ~ 2093Hz)
Tuner Calibration: A = 438Hz ~ 445Hz
MIDI: IN, OUT
Power Supply: DC9V (included AC adapter)
19.69” (W) x 9.49” (D) x 2.83” (H)
500 (W) x 241 (D) x 72 (H) mm
Weight: 7.94 lbs./3.6kg
Included Items: AC adapter