Pandora PX4 Debuts at Winter NAMM 2002
New personal processor features REMS modeling technology, effects, rhythms, analog controls & more
January 18, 2002
The new Pandora PX4 Personal Multi Effect Processor provides guitarists with the
practice and performance tools they need to expand their sonic palette, all in a
compact, easy to use unit. The latest evolution in the popular Pandora line, the
feature-rich PX4 incorporates Korg's exclusive REMS (Resonant Electronic Modeling
System) technology, realistic PCM rhythm and bass patterns, a Phrase Trainer, and a
knob-based user interface for easy, intuitive editing.
The PX4 provides 124 effects including high-end tube and vintage amp models, plus an
assortment of popular speaker cabinet models. It also features single coil, humbucking
and acoustic guitar modeling, as well as unique effects such as "Talking Guitar," Virtual
Feedbacker, Synth sounds and Rotary modeling. In addition, an intelligent pitch shifter
can be used to automatically create harmonies. Up to seven kinds of effects can be
used simultaneously to create new sounds, and 100 programs (50 preset/50 user) are
available for immediate use.
Other PX4 features include 40 rhythm and bass patterns with realistic PCM sounds
covering styles such as rock, funk, blues, dance music and more. The unit's
sophisticated Phrase Trainer allows up to 30 seconds of sound to be recorded from a
CD player or other audio source, then played back as a loop for repeated listening or
practice. The speed can be slowed down without affecting the pitch, making it easy to
learn difficult or rapidly played phrases. In the Phrase Trainer mode, users can record
any of the built-in rhythm sounds and their guitar simultaneously, then practice soloing
over the recorded phrase.
The PX4 is designed for ease of use with traditional analog-style knobs that provide
direct control over key functions such as amplifier selection, gain, treble, bass, effects
types and parameter values. An infrared transmitter allows the use of optional infrared
wireless headphones. Other features include an AUX IN for playing along with external music sources; a built-in Korg Auto
Chromatic tuner with mute function; a Key Transpose function; and semi-transparent backlit LCD for exceptional visibility. The LCD
also features "Mode Icons" that light up to indicate when the user is in AUX, Pitch, Phrase Trainer or Rhythm and Bass modes.
The PX4 is available February 2002, with a suggested list price of $250.