Three NEW Tone Machines for 2013
Roland kicks off the summer of 2013 with the blazing-hot CUBE-GX series, which includes three new triple-channel guitar amps with iOS connectivity built in. These versatile performers deliver a huge range of amazing amp tones powered by Roland’s acclaimed COSM technology, onboard sound processing via three independent effects sections, and rock-solid construction for legendary CUBE reliability. With the cool i-CUBE LINK connection, you can use a CUBE-GX amp as a guitar-to-iOS interface for your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch. The included cable makes for a quick and simple connection, providing two-way communication that lets you jam and practice with music tracks, record CUBE-GX tones into recording apps, and much more.
The New CUBE-GX Comes in Three Models
Models in the new series include the CUBE-80GX, CUBE-40GX, and CUBE-20GX, providing a variety of size and feature options to suit all kinds of players. From stage performing to rehearsals to riffing at home, there’s a CUBE-GX amp for you!
CUBE-80GX and CUBE-40GX
The flagship CUBE-80GX is equipped with 80 watts of power and a custom 12-inch speaker, while the slightly smaller CUBE-40GX has 40 watts of power and a custom 10-inch speaker. Both amps deliver big sound from a compact footprint, and are easy to transport to gigs, rehearsals, and jams. Beyond their physical size and output/speaker specs, the CUBE-80GX and CUBE-40GX offer the same great amp tones and effects, and all other features are nearly identical.
Both amps include a wide range of COSM amp types and three independent channels. The JC CLEAN channel provides the legendary clean tone of Roland’s JC-120, while the ultra-versatile LEAD channel offers ten different amp voices to choose from. With the turn of a knob, you can dial up classic amp tones such as blackface clean, tweed crunch, Brit overdrive, and more. For heavy riffing, select one of three stack tones, or tap into the original EXTREME amp for massive, high-gain power. SOLO gives you a completely programmable third amp channel, letting you store and recall all settings from either the JC CLEAN or LEAD channel, along with EQ and effects.
Three independent effects sections provide a full arsenal of top guitar processing built right into the amps. The EFX section has five different stompbox-type effects, and the dedicated DELAY section offers two different delay types along with a TAP button for setting delay times quickly. The versatile REVERB section includes a vintage spring emulation or a studio-style plate. Other cool features include a chromatic/manual tuner, a direct recording output, and more. The CUBE-80GX and CUBE-40GX also support the optional GA-FC Foot Controller, which provides six switches for channel selection and effects on/off, along with two expression pedal ports for input and output volume control.
The CUBE-80GX is ideal for pro gigging situations, delivering ample volume for performing on big stages with loud bands. When you don’t need as much juice, the CUBE-40GX is a perfect choice, giving you top-level tone in a lighter amp that’s great for small clubs, theater gigs, rehearsals, and more.
Compact and mighty, the CUBE-20GX is an excellent portable amp for practicing at home, jamming with friends, and playing at small venues. It offers big tones with 20 watts of power and a custom 8-inch speaker, and includes many of the versatile features found in its bigger brothers. Three channels include JC CLEAN, LEAD (with six types to choose from), and programmable SOLO, plus three independent effects sections. It also has a built-in chromatic tuner, a recording/phones out, and hands-free channel switching with optional BOSS FS-5U or FS-6 footswitches.
i-CUBE LINK for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
The CUBE-GX series features Roland’s innovative i-CUBE LINK interface for Apple’s iOS devices. Via the included cable, i-CUBE LINK connects directly to the audio jack on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and provides two-way communication with your favorite music apps. This gives you a simple and convenient way to play along with music tracks and send pro-level COSM guitar tones with effects straight into the recording app of your choice.
Plug into the Free CUBE JAM App!
Roland’s free CUBE JAM app turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a fun and powerful tool for jamming, recording, and learning. You can play along with commercial songs and minus-one tracks through the CUBE-GX series via i-CUBE LINK, and record COSM amp tones right back into the app. CUBE JAM is also ideal for practicing, providing powerful playback features like independent speed/pitch adjustment for slowing fast passages and playing in different keys, Center Cancel for removing solos and vocals from music tracks, and more.
Learn more about the new CUBE-GX series at RolandConnect.com.
Download CUBE JAM from the App Store.