Nux Mini Studio


The Nux Mini Studio is an effects box that comes in a mini form factor which has gained in popularity in recent years. Although smaller in size, these boxes performs on par with their full size brothers. The Nux Mini Studio that we will talk about today is in essence a cabinet simulator which would most likely go at the end of your effects chain. While this may seem redundant in a normal effects chain, this box comes in really handy if you were to gig in a venue that only has a PA whereby you can simply use this box as a passable cabinet alternative.



In terms of specifications, the Nux Mini Studio comes with 8 cabinet models that can be chosen with a simple knob. Two additional knobs are available for controlling the "level" and "space". The unit has one input, one output, one USB port, a headphone jack and requires a 9V power supply. The design of this box is very simple and not so spectacular.


When testing this box we simply plugged this unit into the end of our existing effects board. There is a USB port which allows for modifying the cabinet models but to be honest we didn't give this feature a try and tested only the stock models which were available from the knob turn from the get-go which were:

  • Roland jazz 120
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb
  • Fender Bassman 4 x 10
  • Vox AC30 2 x 12
  • Fender Twin Reverb 2 x 12
  • 1960 Marshall 4 x 12
  • Celestion Greenback
  • Celestion Vintage
Apparently, the packaged software allows for tweaking of the models as well.

Final Words:

Although we didn't test the bundled software, we were quite impressed that the unit allowed for further tweaking. In terms of sound, it was passable. The "space" knob worked better than we expected. All in all, if you already have a cabinet then this unit is quite redundant and the modeled sound is satisfactory but not spectacular. On the other hand, if you happen to find your self in  a situation where a full-fledged cabinet is not available it becomes quite useful indeed.


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