Nux has launched a new compact modelling unit, the MG-300. It takes cues from its predecessors, such as the MG-100 – packing in a host of effects and amp models, as well as physical parameter controls, a colour screen and an expression pedal.
Nux is keen to note that the digital modelling at play here is working off its TSAC-HD algorithm, or “True Simulation of Analogue Circuit.” This means the amplification is ‘non-linear’ – just like in a real-world tube amplifier, your tone is a summation of all the parameters at play, which also all affect each other. NUX’s TSAC-HD simulates the negative feedback present in real analogue and tube circuits.
That aside, the processing begins with models of stompboxes, providing different flavours of classic overdrive tones to taste. For modulation and time-based effects, you can adjust their position in the chain to taste, too. After this, your signal arrives at the amplifier stage, again recreating various classic amplifier styles. Finally, there’s the all-important IR stage, with 512-sample resolution IRs supported. 25 cab IRs are already present, along with four mics, but you can load custom IRs if you want. This is done via Nux’s Quick Tone software, which can also load patches, tweak parameters and set up audio routing via USB to use the unit as an interface.
The final upgrade to note is the enclosure – the MG-300 comes in a much more modern-looking, sharply cornered enclosure than is predecessors, which had slightly more ‘bulbous’ design.
Take a listen to the unit in action with NUX’s demo video below:
Pricing information is yet to be released, however, the brand notes that the unit has been priced affordably given its feature set. Find out more at nuxefx.com.