Each P35 features two amp modes HERO and LIVE. HERO mode takes its inspiration from the different amp and effects combinations used on classic guitar recordings and reproduces these to give you up to 22 inspirational guitar tones from “clean to extreme” which can be used in their own rights or as building blocks for finding your own tone. Right from the outset each amp provides a great crisp, varied tone spectrum, which has clearly been chosen to give the user as wide a range of retro and modern guitar tones as possible.
Each HERO mode is given a name, which clearly indicates where it positions itself.
In LIVE mode the P35 functions as a conventional WYSIWYG amplifier, allowing the user to build tones using the onboard amp models and studio quality effects and store them to one of four channels for recall later. The P35 features a programmable BOOST feature which acts just like kicking in your favourite boost pedal before the amp allowing you to create “HOT” versions of each on the AMP setting. Giving you 22 great sounding tones.
From left to right the P35 features the AMP settings and the mode selection switches and onboard tuner, the centre of the pre amp features the conventional amplifier controls and the right hand side of the pre amp is devoted to handling the effects side of things and the overall master volume control.
Next comes the P35 Multi-FX palette – which consists of 11 carefully selected effect combinations giving you access to all the classic studio quality effects you’ll need. Each effects selection is fully editable with all the key parameters accessible by the TAP and EDIT control functions and combinations of the TAP, A, B & bypass buttons.
Even though the P35 has the option of modifying a large number of parameters it’s not difficult to see where you are. The P35 features LED’s around each control so it’s easy for you to see where the controls are set and which effects are selected when you scroll through the Hero modes or your user settings.
Round the back of the P35 the rear panel houses an extension speaker out, a phones / record out socket and the FS2 and FS1 footswitch sockets to enable foot switching of the user channels.
The top of the unit is finished off with a very stylish moulded handle.
The Prism P35 offers a great new take on digital amp design and packages everything a player could want into to a portable affordable unit without sacrificing sonic quality or user interface.