Nux MG-30

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Multi-effect pedal for electric guitar

  • Realistic playing feel
  • 30 Amp models: 25 electric amp, 3 bass amp and 2 acoustic amp models
  • Cab IRs with 8 microphone types and 3 positions
  • Quick tone edit software for selecting and optimising patches
  • Third-party IRs can be loaded to expand sound possibilities
  • Global 3-band EQ for quick adjustment
  • Built-in expression pedal
  • Controls: Master, Exp, Control 4 x Settings
  • Push buttons: Save, Home/Global, Comp, EFX, Amp, IR, EQ, MOD, Delay, Reverb
  • Display: 4" LCD
  • Footswitch: Effect bypass, Looper, Tuner, Ctrl
  • Power consumption: 400 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC mains adapter (included in delivery)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 313 x 166 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 1500 g
  • Includes power supply unit, patch cable, NMP-2 dual footswitch and
  • USB cable

Connections:

  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Send & Return: 2 x 6.3 mm jack
  • Aux input: 3.5 mm jack
  • Headphone jack: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Output L & R: 2x 6.3 mm jack
  • Exp 1: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • USB
  • Power supply connection: Barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity Inside
Design Pedal
Amp Modeling Yes
Drumcomputer Yes
Incl. Tuner Yes
Expression Pedal Yes
USB-Port Yes
Headphone Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Line Out No
Battery Powered No
PSU included Yes
available since March 2021
Item number 511135
$209
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Good value, but beware those cons!
Press K 04.12.2021
Current latest firmware: 2.5.06
Buyer be aware -- update your firmware as soon as you get the unit. If you make your own effects and then update the firmware, unit resets to stock effects.

NUX recommends you use the QuickTone editor app to backup your effects before updating firmware. However, my (and many others) QuickTone app could not recognize the MG-30 until I updated the firmware. So it was a catch 22 and I lost the 1 effect I had fine-tuned (not a huge pain, thankfully)

Pros:
+ FX Loop for 4-cable method for cheap -- I think the next MultiFX with a Loop is 50% more expensive
+ USB C, welcome to the future
+ Doesn't have 5150. Yes, that's a pro -- I'm tired of every manufacturer making a fuzzy mess and calling it PV51. This thing has an Uberschall, which sounds pretty convincing, and a Diezel, which sounds pretty crushing
+ Stock IRs are OK -- you can definitely dial in something fun and popping
+ Accepts 3rs party IR -- I already have my favorite IR on this thing and I am happy

Cons:
- Can NOT split L / R to have IRs on one end and off on the other (to connect to amp and line out separately). I wish they would add it with firmware -- if you need that, follow dev updates, I guess. The NUX Cerberus has this, come on :(
- Using it in the FX loop with 4-cable method degrades the sound a little bit. Steals high-end sparkle and adds a small upper-midrange hump. Forgiven, due to price, but beware if you want pristine signal!
- Can only load one IR at a time! Yes, when you are using the QuickTone app, you can set up a full library of about 20 IRs, but once you disconnect the NUX MG-30, it is left with the last custom IR you were using! Not a huge deal -- you are likely to pick the one IR you like best for playing live with. But, it does feel a bit stingy.
- As an interface -- I am not super-happy with the latency
- As an interface -- can't get true stereo, it seems the unit only goes to stereo for rotary effects
- As an interface -- Not enough options for USB and signal mix. I wanted this to double as an interface for my iPad (samples) as well as an FX unit on stage. However, USB signal mixing options don't allow for this. Can't be too mad at this price point! I was pushing my luck.
- I am worried how long those directional knobs will last

I have contemplated returning this as it won't fit all my needs, but at the price... I don't think I could've gotten a better unit (Cyber sale)! The amps sound good, the impulses are workable, the Wah is nice (use the Bad Horsie sim, as it allows for most customization), the TubeScreamer boosts my amp nicely, the reverbs and delays are on point (there's shimmer reverb!) the size is TINY.

For small gigs, I would take this and my guitar (provided the monitoring situation is good)
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Very versatile amp and effects unit
DavidDB 18.03.2021
This is an amazing effects unit!
I have used and played with several effects units but none had the sound quality this NUX MG-30 delivers. I didn't even need the manual to get around with this unit. It's that simple.

The amp modeling is next level. You can choose from 25 different amps which is less than most other units but the quality is spot on. The definition and dynamics of your playing are so well presented.
I used a clean deluxe amp combined with the T Screamer style overdrive and could get such a warm creamy sound out of it. Also the Morning drive impressed me and the AC30 amp gets so close to the real thing too.
It even has 3 bass amps and 2 accoustic amps. I didn't try those so I don't know how good these are.
The reverbs and delays have a realistic sound and the chorus did very well too. The Shimmer reverb sounds so beautiful.

The problem with multi effects for gigging I faced in the past is that it's difficult to switch sounds in the middle of the song as you need to go patches up and down which is complicated. But NUX added an extra foot switch. So I dialed in a clean sound with reverb and a compressor as my base patch sound. During the song I could engage and disengage 3 other effects like overdrive, echo or phazer. (2 on the external foot switch and 1 on the pedal board) This makes this unit so versatile.
There is also a very clear tuner integrated which lights up so even on a dark stage you can easily tune your guitar. This seems such a small thing but it makes a huge difference when playing live.

For practicing there is also a looper of 60 seconds and a drum machine. A lot of multi effects have this these days but almost non of them let you access the drums and looper in 1 screen. I could activate the drums with 1 foot switch and loop with the other. It looks so easy and this makes this unit even more complete. Also if you are doing gigs alone or with just another person and you want to spice up your songs with rhythm and layer some loops and bass lines.
After 1 week using it I am so excited bout this unit already and still I feel like I only scratched the surface of what this thing can do.

I never thought I would say this but this unit will probably replace my amp and effects.
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Wow!
Siberian player 30.08.2021
Awesome guitar processor! Seriously, it's perfect for its money.
- custom IRs
- possibility to record the dry and wet signals in your favorite DAW
- compact size and weight
- power consumption! I can use my power plant and I don't need additional power supply for processor
- midi interface via USB
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Nux Mg30 review
Slowhand_Joseph 23.03.2021
Home use and in band. I use it with a 1x12 cab + a pre-tube head.
I've got the MG300 as well, but wanted something more flexible.
I play music 30+ years and owned dozens of guitars, amps, effects.
Even owned other chinese multies like: Ampero, or GE200 etc...
This one is far the best among them. I liked the MG300 as well, but that was good just for home practice/record.
The better IRs, the bigger screen, the felxible chain, the more buttons may raise someone's interest and I can tell you it worths every penny.
As for sound the strongest points are the well detailed and dynamic crunch and those satisfying high gains.
Its fun to check the load of the two processors at each patch.
I miss a good detune effect.
Probably the next generation will work with dual chains and may have two expression pdls out or may have more buttons.
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