NUX Optima Air is a dual-switch acoustic guitar simulator with a preamp for acoustic and electric guitar players. It simulates the acoustic guitar profiles with the best-optimized sound depending on your guitar and pickup type.
IR loader combined with a preamp which is equipped with 3-band EQ and Gain controls. And there is an additional one-knob-control Reverb effect. If you want to connect any effect pedal you can use the SEND/RETURN effect loop and add the Optima Air into the signal chain.
NUX Optima Air has a unique profile capture function, you can create your own acoustic guitar profile (IR file) by capturing your favorite acoustic guitar's sound.
There is an XLR DI output for direct line/mixer connection, headphones output for silent play and auxiliary input to connect a music player to play along.
Reverb: One Knob Reverb effect control. It adjusts the Dry/Wet and Decay parameters. Or you can turn it OFF by tweaking to 0
IR Level: Adjusts the simulated signal (Impulse Response file) LEVEL
Select (Push to Save): In manual mode, you can choose the IR file. And you can save your customized preset by pushing the knob
Gain: Adjusts the signal input Gain level
3-Band EQ: Bass: Adjusts the low frequency level Middle: Adjusts the middle frequency level Treble: Adjusts the high frequency level
IR Footswitch: Manual Mode: Engage/disengage the selected IR file. Acoustic guitar simulation ON/OFF Preset Mode: Bank DOWN
Also, if you are editing a preset, you can push the IR footswitch to exit without saving
AMP Footswitch: Manual Mode: Activates the pre-amp section. When you engage the AMP, you can use the Gain and the 3-band EQ Preset Mode: Bank UP
Also, If you are editing a preset, while you changing the preset name you can push the AMP footswitch and move the cursor to the next selection area to choose a letter, number or symbol
Input: 6.35mm (1/4-inch) jack input
Output: 6.35mm (1/4-inch) jack output
Send/Return: 6.35mm (1/4-inch) effect loop inputs
Micro B USB Port: You can connect the pedal to your computer to use the Optima Air software to create, edit and save your presets. And update the pedal when a new firmware released.
Power Input: 9V Negative TIP power adapter input
3.5mm (1/8-inch) Auxiliary Input: You can connect music player to play along with music
3.5mm (1/8-inch) Headphones Output: For silent practicing or recording
XLR DI Output: For direct connection to mixer (or PA system)
24-bit, 48-kHz Sampling Quality
Acoustic Guitar Impulse Response and Pre-Amp controls
15 built-in acoustic guitar profiles with IR level control
9 Preset Slots
Gain, Bass, Middle and Treble controls
6.35mm (1/4-inch) Send/Return, effects loop
3.5mm (1/8-inch) Auxiliary input
3.5mm (1/8-inch) Headphones input
XLR DI Out
Micro B USB Port for USB Audio Stream and Edit Software