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NUX Optima Air Acoustic Guitar Simulator Pedal

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A dual-switch acoustic guitar simulator loaded with effects.

The 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. The Optima Air features an IR loader combined with a preamp which is equipped with 3-band EQ and Gain controls. Plus, 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. The 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.


  • One knob reverb effect control adjusts the Dry/Wet and Decay parameters
  • IR level adjusts the simulated signal (Impulse Response file) level
  • In manual mode, you can choose the IR file and save your customized preset by pushing the knob
  • Adjustable signal input Gain level
  • 3-Band EQ of bass, middle and treble
  • Bass adjusts the low frequency level
  • Middle adjusts the middle frequency level
  • Treble adjusts the high frequency level
  • IR footswitch includes manual mode (engage/disengage the selected IR file, acoustic guitar simulation on/off) and preset mode (bank down)
  • If you are editing a preset, you can push the IR footswitch to exit without saving
  • AMP Footswitch includes manual mode, which activates the preamp section, and preset mode (bank up)

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Optima Air Acoustic Guitar Simulator Pedal Specifications:

  • Input: 1/4" jack input
  • Output: 1/4" jack output
  • Send/return: 1/4" effect loop inputs
  • Micro B USB Port: Connects pedal to computer to use Optima Air software to create, edit and save presets
  • Power input: 9V Negative TIP power adapter input
  • 1/8" Auxiliary input: Connects music player to play along with music
  • 1/8" Headphones output: For silent practicing or recording
  • XLR DI Output: For direct connection to mixer (or PA system)

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