The new NUX MG-400 is finally here, having been teased earlier this year. It follows on from the NUX MG-300 but offers twice the processing power adding even more flexibility. This floor unit comes made of sturdy aluminium and is packed with useful features for guitarists.
This NUX MG-400 offers musicians a lot of n=nbang for the buck. Offering the feature set of the MG-300 with a lot more flexibility: Movable signal blocks, 12 IR Collection slots, and a flexible effect block with min and max parameter setup. Plus a dedicated master volume control and something called White-box Amp Modelling.
White-box Amp Modelling
The White-box Amp Modelling and Pre-Efx algorithm offers a more realistic feel and adds in an analogue-chaos response. Essentially, trying to emulate real-world amp and effect response. Making this floor modeller as natural sounding as possible. I haven’t tried one myself and so I cannot really comment on how effective it is, but it sounds like it could be a great feature.
The MG-400 has 25 guitar amps, 25 cabinets, 4 microphones and an IR loader. The latter with a resolution of 512 samples at 48kHz. Plus it has a Bass amp with 8 cabinets, one acoustic amp and 3 acoustic-guitar IRs. The NUX Quick Tone Edit software helps you quickly select and optimise patches, making it a breeze to use.
Display, looper and more
The display is a 2.8″ 320×240 colour LCD. The manufacturer attaches particular importance to the fact that the menu was designed according to the principle “Keep it simple” and makes reading a thick user manual unnecessary. This is great as I hate manuals and just want to get on making music.
Scenes are also part of the range of functions such as a looper (mono 60 / stereo 30 seconds) and a drum machine. For home studio or silent practice, the MG-400 can also be used as a USB audio interface. Simply connect to the computer via USB and record, re-amp or even live stream.
This look, on paper, to be a very flexible unit for guitarists and at a great price point. Hopefully, we will hear some hands-on user reviews soon, as it could be a winner for guitarists on a budget.
MSRP – EUR 239
- White-box Amp Modelling?: NUX
- Quick Tone Edit software: NUX
- Keep it simple LCD layout: NUX