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Korg Pandora mini: Personal Multi-Effect Processor [NAMM11]

Korg has shrunk its Pandora multi-effects processor into… the Pandora mini.

Now you can play your instrument through this processor and get just the effect you need. Granted, it’s designed primarily for guitar and bass players, but why shouldn’t us keyboard and synth players get a look in too? I am sure we could get some nifty sounds out of this thing.

korg pandora mini

Feature highlights:

  • Ultra-compact pocket-size multi-effect designed for both guitar and bass
  • Powered by “REMS” modelling technology
  • 200 preset programs (including song presets)
  • 200 user programs locations for storing your own sounds
  • 158 types of amazing amps and effects
  • Use up to seven effects at once
  • 100 different rhythm patterns plus a built-in metronome; ideal for composing and practice.
  • AUX input for jamming along to your favorite songs on CD, MP3, etc; Ability to change the pitch of the Aux input by ± one octave
  • TAP button makes it easy to set the delay time or the tempo of the Rhythm
  • Four program memory buttons allow one-touch recall of your favorite programs
  • Auto-tuner with muting
  • Backlit LCD screen ensures good visibility, even in dim locations
  • Stylish body, available in either black or white
  • Sound editing software; edit sounds and manage programs from your computer (available for download from the Korg website)
  • Two-way power: batteries or USB bus power

Pandora mini specifications

158 types (Maximum number of effects available simultaneously: 7)

User: 200; Preset: 200

Guitar/Bass INPUT (1/4″mono jack), AUX (mini stereo jack)

Line OUTPUT (1/4″mono jack), PHONES (mini stereo jack)

Tuner section:
Detection range 27.5 Hz-2,093 Hz (A0-C7), Calibration A = 438 Hz-445 Hz

Number of patterns = 100,
Tempo = 40-240 BPM

Power supply:
One AA alkaline dry cell or NiMH rechargeable battery, USB bus power supply (or USB?type AC adapter)

Battery life:
Alkaline battery/NiMH rechargeable battery (1900mAh)
Allows approx. 5 (Al) or 6 (NiMH) hours of continuous use (backlight OFF)
Allows approx. 3 (Al) or 4 (NiMH) hours of continuous use (backlight ON)

Dimensions (W x D x H):
88 x 56 x 30mm/3.15 x 2.2 x 1.18 inches (not including protrusions)

80g/2.82 oz. (not including battery)

Included items:
Alkaline Batteries (for checking recorder operation), Rubber feet