HeadRush MX5-S FX & Amp Modeller – LE Silver

Super-compact yet loaded with all the power of HeadRush, MX5 Special Edition Silver is an incredibly easy-to-use and realistic-sounding guitar FX and amp modeller that’s ideal for the desktop, the studio and the stage.

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HeadRush MX5-S FX & Amp Modeller – LE Silver

Super-compact yet loaded with all the power of HeadRush, MX5-S Special Edition Silver is an incredibly easy-to-use. Realistic-sounding guitar FX and amp modeller that’s ideal for the desktop, the studio and the stage.

Blasting 4-Inch Touchscreen

Centre stage on the MX5-S is an ultra-responsive 4-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, it beholds a guitarist-centric, intuitive user interface. You can literally touch, swipe and drag-and-drop to instantly create rigs with lightning speed and precision. For the gigging guitarist, MX5-S has a radiant high-resolution display that has you covered anywhere.

Perfectly Portable and Flexible

Equally suited to home recording or live performance situations, the MX5-S is incredibly portable at just 1.6 kg. In fact, it can fit in most backpacks or instrument cases. It’s easy to take the MX5-S to the studio, rehearsal or stage without a fuss.

Ever-Expanding Universe of Incredibly Realistic Models

The MX5-S packs a big punch of tone with an immense library of 50 amplifier models. Furthermore, there are 15 cabinets with 10 microphone emulations, 300 impulse responses, and 71 premium FX! All HeadRush models are flawless simulations of the most sought-after vintage and modern gear. They have unrivalled accuracy and authentic dynamic response.

Unlimited Tonal Expansion with Third Party IR Support

Moreover, MX5-S includes over 300 precision-captured impulse responses, meticulously crafted in IoSR Studios. To load your own third-party IRs, simply hook up the MX5-S to your Mac or PC via USB. Plus, with virtually unlimited storage for IRs with 1024 and 2048 sample lengths, MX5-S’s tone sculpting possibilities are virtually limitless!

Gapless Preset Switching with Reverb/Delay Tail Spillover

Gapless preset-switching is an exclusive HeadRush feature, ensuring any reverb or delay-tails will continue to ring out, even after changing your preset or rig. The result? No break in your sound and your rig changes sound fluid and seamless.

Easy-to-use Stomp, Rig and Hybrid Footswitch Modes

Controlling your sound has never been easier courtesy of MX5-S’s 3 built-in footswitches that toggle 3 models or scenes, change rigs, or access your setlists. Quickly switch between the footswitch modes by holding footswitch 1 to select your desired mode. You can also select setlists, enter hands-free mode, and lock the touchscreen from this menu.

Convenient Hands-Free Edit Mode

Need to add a little more gain at the last minute? No problem! Using the hands-free edit mode, you can adjust any parameter mid-song without having to stop playing and/or bend over. Simply select the model that you want to adjust, select the parameter, and then use the built-in expression pedal to fine-tune your settings!

Toggle Multiple FX with Just 1 Footswitch

The powerful Scenes feature enables you to turn multiple models on or off in each rig. Also, select different model presets using only one footswitch. When you press the footswitch assigned to that scene, all models included in that scene will turn on or off. Otherwise, change to a different preset depending on how you assign them.

Fully-Assignable Expression Pedal for Maximum Control

The expression pedal has two powerful modes, Classic Mode and Advanced Mode. Additionally, it has a toe switch to switch between two banks—Expression Pedal A or B. In Classic mode, if you assign a wah pedal to Expression Pedal A and a volume pedal to Expression Pedal B, only one of them will be active at any time.

With the Advanced setting you can assign up to four parameters to each expression pedal (A and B). Moving the pedal will adjust all of its assigned parameters simultaneously. Using the toe switch will select the other expression pedal and leave the current pedal’s parameters active and at their maximum values.

Best-In-Class Looper with Save & Load Functionality

The HeadRush MX5-S has an advanced built-in looper that you can use to layer parts during performances. Otherwise, use it as a songwriting tool when inspiration strikes. You can load .WAV and .MP3 audio files into the Looper to play along with backing tracksEach loop has a maximum length of 5 minutes, and can hold up to a whopping 20 minutes of layered audio at a time.

Instantly Apply Global EQ to Sound Great in Any Room

The MX5-S’s Global EQ feature is perfect for tailoring your sound to any space; whether it’s a venue or rehearsal space, fine-tune your presets to ensure you sound great and complement the acoustic characteristics of any environment. Dial back the Low and Low mids in boomier venues or push up the high end in soundproofed rehearsal spaces – whatever your space demands.

Quickly Organise Your Rigs for Performances

You can use the convenient Setlists feature to quickly organise and re-order your rigs for an upcoming performance. A setlist is a saved collection of rigs, which you can save and recall at a later time – perfect if you only need some of your rigs for a performance.

Record and Reamp via the Built-in USB Audio Interface

HeadRush MX5-S’s USB connection opens up a world of feature-rich, intuitive recording and re-amping to a computer. When the MX5-S is connected to your computer, you can select and use the HeadRush MX5 Special Edition Silver as a 24-bit 96 kHz audio interface! When choosing the Reamp option you can add the tone colouration of an amp to a pre-recorded audio signal.

In this case, send audio from your DAW through the HeadRush MX5 Special Edition Silver and then recording it back into your DAW. This time-saving feature is perfect for changing the sound of a pre-recorded killer guitar take without having to manually play the same part again.

All the connections you need

The MX5-S integrates seamlessly into your current rig with all the connections you need to handle any performance situation. Combining a 1⁄4-inch guitar input, (2) 1⁄4-inch TRS outputs switchable between amp or line level, a 1⁄8-inch output for headphones, 5-Pin MIDI in/out via 2 1⁄8-inch-to-MIDI adapters, plus an onboard 1⁄4-inch stereo FX loop to integrate external pedals at any point in the signal chain.

The HeadRush MX5 Special Edition Silver even features a 1⁄4-inch TRS input to connect an external expression pedal. The HeadRush MX5 Special Edition Silver unites your existing equipment while opening up a world of new sonic possibilities.

HeadRush MX5-S

  • Custom-designed DSP system with powerful multi-core processing
  • High-resolution 4” touch display with a guitarist-centric interface
  • Versatile library of realistic & responsive amplifier, cabinet, mic and FX models

  • Custom-designed DSP system with powerful multi-core • processing
  • High-resolution 4-inch touchscreen with guitarist-centric interface
  • Looper with save and load loop features
  • Built-in expression pedal with toe-switch and adjustable tension
  • Stereo FX loop for external FX or 4-cable connectivity with guitar/bass amps
  • 1⁄8-inch (3.5mm) aux input, 1⁄8-inch (3.5mm) headphones output; MIDI input and output
  • Record and re-amp via USB (up to 24-bit/96KHz)
  • Versatile library of realistic & responsive amplifier, cabinet, mic and FX models
  • Gapless preset switching with reverb/delay tail spillover
  • Load virtually unlimited custom impulse response files
  • Hands-free edit mode for quick on-the-fly live editing

(3) footswitches with colour LEDs

(1) 300° master volume knob
(1) 360° navigation/data encoder

(1) full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface
4-inch / 102 mm (diagonal)

(1) 1⁄4-inch(6.35 mm) mono input (guitar)
(1) 1⁄4-inch (6.35 mm) TRS input (expression pedal) (1) 1⁄4-inch (6.35 mm) stereo output (send)
(1) 1⁄4-inch (6.35 mm) stereo input (return)
(2) 1⁄4-inch (6.35 mm) balanced output (main)
(1) 1⁄8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo output (headphones) (1) 1⁄8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo input (auxiliary device) (1) 1⁄8-inch (3.5 mm) MIDI output
(1) 1⁄8-inch (3.5 mm) MIDI input
(1) USB Type-B port
(1) DC power adapter input

Connection DC power adapter input
Input Voltage 12 VDC, 3.0 A, centre-positive

(width x depth x height)
11.6” x 5.9” x 2.75” 295 x 150 x 70 mm

1.57 kg

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