I was looking for a multitrack recorder that I could use while on the road since my larger one is at home. The price point was right for this...
It's pretty cool to have now that the prices have come down.
Price: $175.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Typical multi-effect pedal. It has an expression pedal, and multi use stompable buttons that do everything from
* turn the drum machine on/off
* turn the recorder on/off
* turn the tuner on/off
* change amp model (clean to distorted)
* turn on/off chorus, delay, modulation
* patch up/down
This is a stereo/tubless device that has balanced outputs that TRS, Headphone and XLR.
I use this with the 3 major types of guitars: Les Pauls, Strats and Tele's. This is good for vurtually any style of music.
You have to be aware of the type of amplifier you're going to use in order to get a good sound. There is a setting for working with amps, PS systems/recorders and headphones.
I think the sounds are lush, but maybe a little dated/digital compared to others out there.
Ease of Use:
This is very programmable. The GNX is short for Genetic, as I understand it. You can do things like assign the expression pedal to do things like morph 2 amps together at varying degrees.
When you toss in a recorder, looper, effects pedal etc. into a single box there is a steep learning curve. I think the Boss GT series might be a little easier to understand...
There is a metal chassis, but I'm not sure how the buttons will stand up over time. I purchased the display model and all appears to be working well.