ISP Technologies Michael Sweet signature THETA MSX DSP™ is a Floor controlled guitar system with a fully programmable digital THETA preamp, Vintage preamp plus Studio quality effects processing with a built in full function precision tuner. This is not a modeling processor. The THETA MSX allows the player to create the best tone possible with incredible flexibility. The preamp section delivers more tone shaping and gain flexibility than any other processor available. Don’t settle for bass, mid and treble when you can have presets designed by Michael Sweet and only available with the THETA MSX. ISP Technologies hardware design uses a novel stacked converter topology with 124db dynamic range between input and output. This incredible I/O dynamic range feeds a 32 bit floating point architecture with greater than 1500db internal DSP dynamic range. Add to all this ISP’s proprietary oversampled clipping algorithm and the result is the only digital preamp that can offer massive amounts of usable gain (more than any DSP processor available) with zero aliasing or noise. The THETA MSX allows preamp adjustment of tone, gain, saturation and dynamic modulation in the form of “SAG” to emulate the dynamic aspects of vintage tube amplifiers, which provides the actual feel of vintage guitar amps with tube rectifiers. The THETA MSX DSP is not only the best high gain digital preamp, but combines stunning performance for any playing style from clean to jazz to blues to classic rock. The THETA MSX is fully programmable with a DSP software implementation of the ISP Technologies Theta Preamp, which provides the THETA MSX with super high gain and zero aliasing that is typical in other digital preamps. The THETA MSX also includes ISP Technologies new Decimator X Technology with a new “Differential Integration” algorithm for silky smooth sustained note decay and super fast staccato tracking. With the built in Decimator X and more gain than any other digital processor, the THETA MSX has mind blowing sustain with zero noise. The THETA MSX has a full pre distort tone section with adjustable bass and bass corner frequency, full parametric swept mid band, plus treble with an adjustable corner frequency. Select Vintage or THETA preamp, add SAG for a dynamic feel, and adjust post distort tone with another full complement of EQ including adjustable bass, bass corner frequency, two full parametric mid bands plus treble again with an adjustable corner frequency, for a unique amazing tone. Use the Vintage preamp to dial in any of the classic sounds to add to the sound library. The THETA MSX has stereo outputs for stage rigs to drive a power amp and typical guitar cabinets, plus balanced XLR outputs with selectable TRUE SPEAKER™ digital guitar speaker cabinet emulation, and a headphone output also with TRUE SPEAKER. ISP’s ground breaking TRUE SPEAKER is a departure from typical speaker simulated outputs, which provide a simple filter response. ISP’s TRUE SPEAKER provides convolved speaker outputs providing the actual time domain and frequency response aspects of vintage speakers including adjustable microphone placement. With TRUE SPEAKER, the THETA MSX DSP is the ultimate direct recording guitar system with the total realism of several different styles of guitar speaker cabinets and a microphone. TRUE SPEAKER captures the sonic magic of a classic guitar cabinet transduced in air with a microphone in from of the cabinet. Previous attempts to provide a speaker simulated output simply did not duplicate an actual guitar cabinet recorded with a microphone. Also included is a library of studio quality 32 bit floating point digital effects including wha wha, auto wha / envelope follower, compressor, multistage stereo phaser, stereo flanger, four voice chorus, pitch shifter, stereo rotory speaker (leslie) 1200 millisecond delay, ping-pong delay and a stunning studio reverb with multiple selectable parameters. Also included is a 1/8 inch input to connect an external audio source for rehearsal. MIDI dump / load for archiving your preset and song data. There are rear panel inputs for use with both an external expression pedal for countless map-able parameters for on the fly control and a dedicated input for volume pedal. The THETA MSX DSP provides triple encoders for easy programmability plus 224 user programmable presets for user sound library storage and also includes a SONG mode with 124 songs to arrange your patches into songs for live performances. The THETA MSX DSP is designed and manufactured in the USA and is covered under US Patent 7,532,730 with other patents pending.
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Last Updated: October 04, 2022
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 45 days of the original purchase date for a store credit refund, or within 14 days of the original purchase date for a refund to the original purchase method (PayPal, credit card, etc). If an item is not received by us within the 45-day window, the package will be refused. All new items returned must be in BRAND NEW condition with zero signs of wear or use and must be returned in the original packaging with ALL materials (free/bundled items -- must be unused/unopened, warranty cards, plastic, pouches, manuals etc.). We reserve the right to charge 10% restocking fee on any opened guitars, amps, or keys being returned.
Our 45-Day Satisfaction Guarantee covers brand new products only -- it does not cover used and clearance products (see below). It also does not cover items in the “What is NOT Returnable” list below. Please note: All actual shipping fees paid by Prymaxe will be deducted from your refund along with a 10% restocking fee. This includes orders that qualified for free or subsidized shipping. Return shipping must be paid by the buyer. If you received a defective or incorrect item, please see our FAQ section below.
All Used and Vintage items come with a 48 hour approval period. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of receiving your product for us to set up a manual return for you. Be sure to include your order number and reason for return in the email. All Used/Vintage items must be returned in the same condition they were sent to you in, as well as include all materials that came with it.
All returns should be insured by the buyer and sent via UPS, Fedex, or USPS with tracking. Please do not write on or attach tape or labels to the product box (these will be refused) -- use a packing box to return the product. Attach a shipping label with the RMA number onto the shipping box. Packages without a valid RMA number on the outside of the box will be refused.
To request an RMA number, please email email@example.com. We do not issue RMA by phone.
When will I get my refund?
Once your return is received by us, your refund will typically be processed within 10-15 business days. It typically takes a few business days for all credit card refunds to be processed and reflected on your statement. This means it will take a few extra days for your refund to show in your account after your return is processed. Store credit refunds will be given in the form of a e-gift card which will be available for immediate use after it is emailed to you. Please note: All actual shipping fees paid by Prymaxe will be deducted from your refund. This includes orders that qualified for free or subsidized shipping. Return shipping must be paid by the buyer. If you received a defective or incorrect item, please see the next question.
What if I receive a defective or incorrect item?
If a product is defective upon arrival, or the wrong item was received, all the shipping fees will be covered by us and we will send you a replacement once the original item is received. If for any reason a replacement wont be available for a significant amount of time, we will issue you a store credit to use on another item. For defective items, Prymaxe reserves the right to refuse the return if we determine the reason for the unit failing was not covered under the warranty (i.e., if the item was damaged due to user fault or error). If you feel your item was damaged in shipping, please take plenty of pictures of the damaged box and item and immediately contact us so we can open a claim with the shipping company.
Please be very diligent with testing your defective item. Be sure to try other guitars, power supplies, cables, and amps. We also request that you take a video of the item not working. If we receive your item, test it, and find it to be working, we will give you a refund minus the cost of shipping both ways and charge a 20% restocking fee.
When must I ship my return?
Your return must be received by us within 45 days of the original purchase date for store credit, or postmarked by 14 days for a refund to the original purchase method (PayPal, credit card, etc). This means you must ship your return with enough time for us to receive the package within the deadline. If it does not arrive within 45 days, we will refuse the package. If you feel you sent the package within a reasonable time frame, but it arrived late due to the shipping company’s error, please immediately contact us to make an appeal before we refuse the package.
What if I pre-ordered an item?
If a pre-ordered item arrives outside of the 45 day window from when you ordered it, you will have 7 days from the arrival date to send it back for store credit.
Why was my package refused?
There are a number of reasons your package could be refused by us, including: