Korg Ax3a

Korg Ax3a

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Ax3a, Multi-Effect for Acoustic Guitar from Korg.

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  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: Ax3a
  • Category: Multi-Effects for Acoustic Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/24/2006

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Korg Ax3a user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 2 reviews )
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SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Ax3a
Hi All, I have this for six months but haven't used it much.
It operates like the AX3G, as they have some of the same effects and settings.
What changes is the equalizer independent of the other blocks, the notch-filter, the enhancer, and modulations of acoustic guitars.
FDI is good: as' to convert the signal digital all the way to enjoy the modliser and added effects, it is no longer abusing or more.
If more than one acoustic sensor Whereas our piezo we were never convinced the issue, making them more credibles modlisation with the only bonus.
I put ten, everything in the box that price ...


Grace lack of simulator is quite simple rgler hp (see my opinion on the korg AX3G).
The equalizer is tie up the notch-filter I am not convinced. The reverbs, delays, are extra. Other effects, with an acoustic hem.
The enhancer is effective, but do we really need.
The modlisations are, uh, INTERESTINGD but I need more time to get used to it.
Always the same story, the dcalage between what is meant and what was in the hands, a must pick for the amateur (the pros do s'embarassent not only has your exact audible by the public). Cel said, they sound pretty good, not mtalliques or anything, I am sr problmatiques guitars that will not be long.
I put six because of gibberish, and many of paramtres obscure the manual unnecessary.


It's all good, but I judge the modlisations later.
For now I have a jou Intgr archtop with piezo in the bridge-like tune-o-matic (made by Schaller, about 60 euros) without prampli, so arch-sec. And DIFFERENT presets korg completely transfigure the thing up to make it warm and natural sound what. Stunning!
Otherwise I used the pedals in the effects loop of my peavey 100w for the enhancer (super clear up) and delay-rverbes and the master volume (and equalizer and tuner) . Rsultat absolutely beautiful, and the sound of the amp is totally respected. Trs fort.


Korg's all good. I rjouis mode to use for guitar modlisation Whereas amliorer pizo my thing (my brief testing, contained in the original presets dfile 40-80, have demonstrated abilities trs important and qualitatively high-flying).
I made probably the driest and dsquilibr that is output from guitar, and what I heard out of Korg silent much warmer and natural that the official DMOS zoom a2 (trs Soignes we imagine).
For those that have INTERESTED, the sensor tune-o - matic schaller 60 euros that I can install without any stand on any type guitar les paul, including copies. One can imagine an exit to the Korg indpendante ax3a and normal output to the amp and you're in for all situations.
And if I count, the sensor and Korg do a total of only 120 euros, it is the only really becomes a mind-blowing ...
mister bouldegom04/25/2011

mister bouldegom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not pro but it helps out"

Korg Ax3a
Multi-Effects for Acoustic Guitar (but not) in a brown plastic case that is not beautiful (matter of taste) and did not look solid (objectively). Of course it's all digital connector at one entitled to an absolute minimum, in, out and taken to a foot outside, while the jack and especially not a USB socket: - /
There are the usual compression, delay, chorus and reverb, but also a self-wah, flanger, phaser not often you hear music and acoustic guitars mostly dry simulations.


With a simple digital display on 2 characters, one must spend some time on it to get used to the menus, submenus and settings (especially the settings!) But hey, they lent me a Zoom A2 and c ' is the same boat. The reminder of the effects arranged on the housing is very useful but inssuffisant soon as we go into detail.


Effects "classics" and notement the reverbs are not bad but I linger on the part that concerns us: the acoustic simulations. Compared to zoom, there is less and less choice of models of editable parameters, such as microphone placement on the zoom for example, but I think overall they are more realistic about the korg and we do not take hours to refine the sound. The small downside is the kind of "digital noise" (similar sounding cymbals with a bad mp3 compression) Hyperacute becomes painful if you push the simulation a bit much. Therefore be used to color the sound and not to change the sound of the guitar dramatically. With a folk or electric it passes by cutting the treble (from 8 kHz) on the table or the amp, there will always be enough brightness and air, but with a nylon that's more problematic if wants to add lots of "character" to its base. Well ... it does so on the zoom but less ;-)
It is far from the quality of a fishman but I prefer korg simulations to those of the zoom.


After a month of using this pedal saved my life on a few concerts (notement use in multi-effects "classic" with an electric guitar). It will not ring a Les Paul or a Start like a Martin but offers nice clean sounds. With piezos, I agree with the previous opinion, stating that it re-balances the guitar too dry (like a parlor with an old piezo without preamp). I prefer the Zoom A2 for his part "I plug it sounds" but it still lacks such access and a USB output XLR ... For this whole ugly story of treble, I found a solution:
I added the guitar (brightness), I pass through a discrete compression (or limiter) then in the not too korg cut treble in the EQ. Once the signal in the amp or PA I cut the treble (from 7-8 kHz) 15 dB. It is radical but it works pretty good, I keep the air and shine without that "boiled digital" does come to the grain (this is the case to say) salt.

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