Roland Debuts Micro Cube GX Guitar Amplifier

Published 8 years ago on June 28, 2013

By Jonathan Graham

Roland Debuts Micro Cube GX Guitar Amplifier-

Roland introduces the MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier, aminiature powerhouse that sets a new performance standard inultra-compact, battery-powered amplification. As the replacementfor Roland's hugely successful MICRO CUBE, the MICRO CUBE GXimproves on its legendary predecessor in every way, adding a MEMORYfunction, new amp and effects types, a chromatic tuner, and more.i-CUBE LINK opens new opportunities for practice and mobilerecording, providing a convenient built-in interface for Apple'siPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

A top-seller worldwide for nearly 10 years running, theacclaimed MICRO CUBE holds the mantle as the most popularbattery-powered amp of all time. The MICRO CUBE GX is a worthysuccessor, retaining the original's tiny size and huge sound whileadding many great features and improvements.

Filled with eight of Roland's renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBEGX provides a wide range of versatile tones, from the crystal-clearJC CLEAN to the new EXTREME for crushing, in-your-face metal riffs.Five different EFX types include a new HEAVY OCTAVE effect thatworks great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distortedtones.

The independent DELAY/REVERB processor features a newly addedspring reverb option for authentic surf and roots-rock sounds. Anew MEMORY function turns the MICRO CUBE GX into a dual-channelamp, allowing users to store and recall their favorite amp andeffects settings.

With up to 25 hours of playing time using six NiMH AA-sizebatteries, players can enjoy uninterrupted fun with the MICRO CUBEGX while jamming at home, the beach, camping trips, and parties.Increased power output delivers even better performance, and achromatic tuner is built in, eliminating the need to carry anexternal tuner.

The MICRO CUBE GX features Roland's innovative i-CUBE LINKinterface for simple and convenient connectivity with Apple'siPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Two-way communication with iOS devicesis provided via the included cable, allowing players to jam withmusic tracks and send studio-quality COSM guitar tones direct totheir favorite music recording apps. The versatile i-CUBE LINK jackcan also be used as a simple stereo input, letting users plug innearly any music player or audio device and play it through theamp.

Available for free from the App Store, the companion CUBE JAMapp turns an iOS device into a fun command center for jamming,recording, and learning. Users can play along with commercial songsthrough the MICRO CUBE GX, and record their performance back intoCUBE JAM with their favorite COSM amp tones. The app also includespowerful tools for music practice, including independent speed andpitch adjustment of audio playback, Center Cancel, and more.

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