NuX NSS5 Solid Studio Impulse Response pedal and Amp Simulator
About the NUX Solid Studio Impulse Response Pedal
NUX Solid Studio was created and designed to address: limited gear availability, and the cumbersome transport reality of physical amp/speaker cabinets.
NUX is proud to introduce the new Verdugo series Solid Studio IR & Power Amp simulator, a pedal version of the most classic amp/cabinet scenarios including microphones and power amp tubes. Over many years of research, Solid Studio was specifically developed to fill the essential needs of discerning musicians and sound technicians, including the art of mic-ing instrument amplifiers on stage or in the studio. Solid Studio provides ease-of-use, reliability, versatility, and, above all, incredible audio quality.
Virtual mic-ing is achieved by choosing 1 cabinet and 1 microphone, and fine-tuning the position of the microphone using the mic position switch. Plus, you can add the tube sound by engaging the power amp simulation.
Solid Studio comes with 8 speaker cabinet simulations. All the cabinet models inside the Solid Studio are sounds great as original as the way it feels.
And there are 8 microphone models you can combine with any cabinets. Also, you can adjust the microphone position for fine tuning.
Solid Studio Power Amp Simulation produces a warm tube-like sound and you can choose one of three power tubes for your essential sound needs.
The Tech Features
Input/Outputs: NUX Solid Studio has 6.35mm mono input with input signal level toggle switch (-10dB / +4dB). And it has 3 outputs; simulation dedicated STEREO OUTPUT and DI OUT, and a bypass "THRU" output.
Connection Tips: Solid Studio offers a variety of connection ways and it can fit any desired spot on your signal chain to use all the cabinet/mic simulations efficient.
Gig Saver: You can place the Solid Studio at the end of your pedalboard, and you can send the simulated sound to the mixer while you can send your original signal to the amp. This connection is very useful if the stage (or studio) and cabinet mic-ing conditions are not good enough.
Silent Connection: Direct connection to mixer or audio interface for recording. It gives more alternative cabinet options to record your favourite amplifier sound, especially if there is no chance to use any loudspeaker.
Advanced Connection: You can place the Solid Studio between the amp and the cabinet. You can send the loud signal from the amp's cabinet output to the Solid Studio, and you can send the original signal to the cabinet, simulated signal to the mixer/audio interface.
When you use the advanced connection method:
- The amplifier's speaker output must be connected to the Solid Studio's input by a SPEAKER CABLE
- The Solid Studio's THRU output must be connected to the speaker cabinet's input by a SPEAKER CABLE
- The Solid Studio's output mode must be selected as SPK (SPEAKER)
IR file support: You can easily emulate the sound of any guitar cabinet by loading different IRs (Impulse responses) to NUX Solid Studio. The internet is a huge library and you can find many different IR's (both paid and free). And you can add into Solid Studio to use it whenever you want. (Currently, we are developing a software for Solid Studio and there will be more information soon)
NuX NSS5 - great value for moneyBy: Amanda Lowe on 2 March 2021While the unit doesn't come with a power lead (which can be ordered separately through Artist for <$50), this unit is well worth the $$..... Easy to set up; default impulse responses sound great; lots of options; worked straight out of the box - thoroughly recommended
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for the review Amanda! Glad to hear that you are happy with the pedal and thank you for your support!
AwesomeBy: CHARLES CAMPBELL on 13 February 2020Awesome product and very quick delivery. I’ll be back very soon
Good live replacement for an ampBy: Sean on 10 April 2019The pedal is good for emulating the impulse response of an amp, and the clean tones are phenomenal (even comes with tiny bits of reverb). There's not a lot of drive to be had in this pedal however. You'll need an external drive pedal to play heavier stuff.
Excellent ProductBy: Matthew Davenport on 13 March 2019This is the best value for money IR/Cab Em and Power Amp simulator on the market. The build quality is up to standard, NU> X have steadily improved over the years to the point where they are now a serious competitor for more established and well known brands. It's not often you find a DI/IR loader that offers both power amp and mic placement emulations. This is a serious bit of gear for today's guitarist, insofar as amps are not always feasible for live performance and home studio recording. Artist prices and customer service can't be beaten. I'd recommend both the product and the company to anyone looking for a solution to their DI needs.
Great piece of kitBy: Tom on 17 September 2018I’m really enjoying my Nux IR pedal, very versatile, no lag, simple setup and a variety of high quality onboard IRs. The build I s very good quality, and the 192 patches (8x8x3) are easy to navigate with the analogue style layout over the digital guts. I haven’t been brave enough to load my own IR’s as I don’t know if a factory reset is possible and to tell the truth don’t even think I need to, though an acoustic modeler would be good. Only gripe, if you can call it that, is that the firmware update on the support page for MAC is actually Windows, hoping they will fix it. Highly recommend this pedal.