NAMM 2019: Mooer has steadily been making a name for itself outside of its trademark mini pedals, and the GE300 looks set to be the company’s crowning achievement.
Touted as the company’s new flagship model, the GE300 multi-effects pedal packs 108 digital amp models, as well as 164 effects, 43 optional factory cab sims and a fully featured IR loader.
There’s also the Synth Engine, a new tri-voice polyphonic synthesis module with options for wave form, pitch, filters and arpeggiators - with no special pickup or guitar modifications required.
The Preamp Live’s Tone Capture reappears here, too, but now offers three different modes: Amp Mode, to capture real-life amps; Guitar Mode, which models EQ characteristics; and Cab Mode, for sampling speaker cabs and creating IR files.
Mooer is also promising a ton of I/O options, including 10 customisable footswitch controls, programmable stereo effects loop, 30-minute looper with storable loop sessions, external device switching, direct USB audio and much, much more, apparently.
The whole unit is based around two SHARC DSP chips and an NXP crossover processor, but promises an intuitive UI, similar to the GE200.
Mooer will be showcasing a final prototype of the GE300 at NAMM, so there will be a little while to wait before this one is available.
We look forward to finding out more at the show, crucially the price, which will determine how this one fares against the current best multi-effects pedals from the likes of Line 6 and HeadRush. Watch this space...
NAMM 2019 - all the news
The dust is settling, but our ears are still ringing. You'll find all the stories that counted in our massive news hub. Below, enjoy our findings as we regrouped at the end of the show.