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HeadRush MX5 Amp Modelling Guitar Effects Processor

46 Amplifier Models, 300 Impulse Responses, 67 Effects & more!



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Product Description

The HeadRush MX5 is the ultimate all-in-one pedalboard and is packed with amp modelling, guitar effects, cab simulation and impulse responses. At just 1.6kg, the MX is compact and light enough to fit in most back packs or instrument cases making it easier than ever to bring the best sounding vintage and modern gear to your rehearsals, gigs and recording sessions.

Featuring a finely-tuned multi-core processor and 4-inch high-resolution touch display, tone building is made incredibly easy with the HeadRush MX5. Touch, swipe and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit your perfect tone in an unprecedentedly realistic and intuitive way.

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Key Features

  • Custom-designed DSP system with powerful multi-core processing
  • High-resolution 4-inch touch display with guitarist-centric interface
  • Versatile library of realistic & responsive amplifier, cabinet, mic and FX models
  • Gapless preset switching with reverb/delay tail spillover
  • Load virtually unlimited custom impulse response files
  • Hands-free edit mode for quick on-the-fly live editing
  • Looper with save and load loop features
  • Built-in expression pedal with toe-switch and adjustable tension
  • Stereo FX loop for external FX or 4-cable connectivity with guitar/bass amps
  • ⅛-inch (3.5mm) aux input, ⅛-inch (3.5mm) headphones output; MIDI input and output
  • Record and re-amp via USB (up to 24-bit/96KHz)

Endless Possibilities

The MX5 is loaded with premium features, many of which are exclusive to HeadRush that you won't find anywhere else. Regular firmware updates add new models and features to the MX5's already impressive library, based on user requests and feedback. Out of the box, the MX5 boasts 46 amplifier models, 15 cabinets with 10 microphone emulations, 300 impulse responses, and 67 premium FX! All HeadRush models are flawless simulations of the most sought-after vintage and modern gear with unrivalled accuracy and authentic dynamic response.

Look, No Hands!

The MX5 features a convenient "hands free" edit mode which allows you to adjust any parameter mid-song without having to stop playing and bend down to make the changes. Simply select the model that you want to adjust, select the parameter, and then use the built-in expression pedal to fine-tune your settings! Simple! The expression pedal is also fully assignable within each preset and can be used as a volume or a wah wah pedal in addition to tweaking preset parameters.

Record and Reamp

With built in USB connectivity, the MX5 can be can be used as a 24-bit 96 kHz audio interface for intuitive recording and reamping, making it a versatile asset in your recording environment. The reamp option enables you to add the tone colouration of an amp to a pre-recorded audio signal - in this case, sending audio from your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) through the HeadRush MX5 and then recording it back into your DAW. This modern, time saving recording process allows you to tweak the sound of your pre-recorded guitar part afterwards, rather than having to re-record it!

Loop, Loop, Loop!

The MX5's best-in-class looper allows you to layer parts during a performance and can be also used as a useful practice and song writing tool.  The MX5 allows you load .WAV and .MP3 files into the looper allowing you to play along with your favourite songs or backing tracks. Each loop has a maximum length of five minutes and can hold up to twenty minutes of layered audio at a time.

Feature Update 2.4!

This update includes new Amps and Distortion FX.

The 4 new Amp Models range from clean and crunchy tones to fierce metal tones. Bass players get to utilise the B DIST 7000 model inspired by the Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra V2 Bass Preamp.

The FX additions are a traditional fuzz pedal and two overdrive pedals.  

Amp Models include:

  • 11 EPB HI-LEAD
  • 11 EPB LO-LEAD
  • 11 EPB CLEAN

Distortion FX includes:

  • B DIST 7000
  • D250 DRIVE
  • S1 DRIVE

Technical Specifications

  • Footswitches: 3 footswitches with colour LEDs
  • Knobs: 300° master volume knob, 360° navigation/data encode
  • Display: Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface - 4-inch / 102mm (diagonal)
  • Connectors: (1) ¼-inch (6.35 mm) mono input (guitar), (1) ¼-inch (6.35 mm) TRS input (expression pedal), (1) ¼-inch (6.35 mm) stereo output (send), (1) ¼-inch (6.35 mm) stereo input (return), (2) ¼-inch (6.35 mm) balanced output (main), (1) ⅛-inch (3.5 mm) stereo output (headphones), (1) ⅛-inch (3.5 mm) stereo input (auxiliary device), (1) ⅛-inch (3.5 mm) MIDI output, (1) ⅛-inch (3.5 mm) MIDI input, (1) USB Type-B port, (1) DC power adapter input
  • Power: Connection DC power adapter input, Input Voltage 12 VDC, 3.0 A, centre-positive
  • Dimensions: 15 x 29.5 x 7cm
  • Weight: 3.46lbs (1.57kg)

Written by Chris Toft

Customer Reviews


15 reviews





Mr Theo Anthony3rd Jan 2024

Really well built, works perfectly as an audio interface (I use Ableton as my DAW), the presets are honestly a lot better than the Andertons gave credit for.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer11th Nov 2023

MX5 seemed to suit my needs best over similar pedals

Value 4Looks 4Sound 5

Mr Eric Cooper28th Jul 2023

It has everything to create the sound I want in such a compact unit.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Richard Day8th Nov 2022

Mr Graham Parsons23rd Apr 2022

Awesome modeller, compact and powerful

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Jason King9th Apr 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

Mr Graham Stewart27th Mar 2022

Headrush MX5 outstanding build Quality good spectrum of tones quick and easy good investment

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer25th Feb 2022

Compact intuitive great price

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Mr Christopher Noakes30th Jan 2022

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Mr S Fish15th Jan 2022

initial impressions great piece of kit

Value 4Looks 4

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