ZFX-3 — a 32-bit DSP designed by ZOOMThe heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. ZOOM has started a fresh chapter with its new ZFX-3 chip. The 32-bit architecture ensures outstanding performance and allows smooth and detailed signal processing. Accuracy and speed ensure that even delicate picking and fingering work come across with impressive clarity.
DSP sound modeling plus tube circuitry create the ultimate in distortion
96 kHz sampling and 24-bit A/D/A conversion assure super high resolution sound. An abundance of signal processing power allows accurate recreation of the complex upper-range harmonics that are the hallmark of tube amplifiers. Analog circuitry using a 12AX7 tube then adds that classic warmth and sonic impact to the DSP sound. The result combines the best of the digital and analog worlds: distortion so advanced and sophisticated it elevates your guitar playing to the next level.
Preamp section with two channelsThe preamp section, comprised of the amp/drive-modeling, and EQ modules offers two channels per patch. You can easily select a channel by simple foot switch operation. Toggle between a Fender clean sound for rhythm and a Marshall drive sound for lead, while keeping modulation and spatial effect settings the same. The user interface with analog knobs lets you shape the sound with the same facility as on a guitar amp.
Great for stage work or direct recordingThe amp/drive-modeling blocks have two dedicated algorithms for each amp/drive type, designed for live playing and direct recording. The CABINET effect simulates amp and mic recording characteristics as well, and the algorithm is automatically switched according to the CABINET on/off setting.This lets you bring the same guitar sound that you used during practice or recording right on to the stage. Alternatively, sound settings that were determined during a session with the band can be used seamlessly in the studio as well.
Amp select feature
This function optimizes frequency response to match the amp that you are using. Settings are available to get the best out of popular models such as Roland JC-120, a Fender combo, and a Marshall stack. The -10 dBm/+4 dBm output level switch allows the G9.2tt to be used as a preamp, directly connected to the power amp input of a guitar amplifier.
6-band graphic equalizer
The built-in EQ module has six frequency bands optimized for electric guitar. Peaking type filters in the crucial middle range (400 Hz, 800 Hz, 3. 2 kHz, 6.4 kHz) are augmented by shelving type filters at the low and high end (160 Hz and 12 kHz). This ensures the shortest possible route from inspiration to actual sound.
Guitar amplifier/stomp box modelingAnalog devices such as tubes and diodes have unique clipping characteristics. Sophisticated digital simulation finally makes it possible to recreate the sound of vintage tube amps and effect devices with astonishing realism. From popular names such as Fender, Marshall, and VOX to modern amps including MESA BOOGIE, Hughes & Kettner, and Diezel - the list of choices is extensive. The cabinet simulator even has settings for mic position, to achieve totally natural sounding performance.
32-bit processing for a wide choice of high-quality guitar sound effects
Ranging from trusty old standards to advanced choices for specialized needs, the effect collection of the G9.2tt comprises 120 effects in 10 modules. Pick an MXR Dynacomp, famous for its unusual compression action, or select wah pedal simulations such as VOX and CRYBABY. Choose from three types of chorus for creating a solid, wide sound stage. Access seven types of reverb with transparent, unblurred sound. And the list goes on: tremolo with selectable modulation waveform, bend chorus with individual pitch bending, harmonized pitch shifter, multi-tap delay even reverse delay. These professional quality effects will fuel the creativity of every guitarist. The preamp section and wah/filter effects allow changing the module insert position for even more advanced tonal control.
Preset patches ready to use for recording or live performanceWhether you are after a true-blue vintage tone or fat high-gain sound, you will find a choice here. There are settings that accurately simulate well-known amps and stomp boxes, settings that are modeled on the signature sound of famous guitarists, as well as totally original ZOOM effect sounds. The past and the future of guitar sound is right there at your fingertips. The G9.2tt comes preprogrammed with a total of 80 preset patches. For creative leeway, a user area capable of storing the same number of patches is also provided.
Intuitive interface great for stage useEach of the four analog style rotary knobs let you directly edit parameters on-the-fly, a total of four simultaneously. The LCD panel clearly shows patch and parameter names. Direct access keys are provided for each module. The advanced user interface is designed to ensure hassle-free operation, while not getting in the way of your creativity. On stage, the foot switches allows easy effect bank selection, module and hold delay on/off switching or tap tempo input. The self-lit switches show module status at a glance.
Real-time modulation for 4 simultaneous parameters fosters lively playingThe built-in expression pedal allows control over effect parameters in realtime. Common pedal effects such as wah, pitch, and volume control are ofcourse supported, but you can also opt to adjust drive gain, modulationrate, delay/reverb mix level, and other parameters. Up to four parameterscan be assigned to a single pedal, allowing dramatic techniques such asraising the chorus, delay, and reverb at the same time. Create a rotary speaker style sound by varying tremolo, chorus, and auto-panning rate. Also,the ARRM (Auto Repeat Real-time Modulation) function is capable of producingrhythmical tone changes, opening up a wealth of possibilities.
World's fastest patch change speed: 7 msSwitching patches has never been smoother or less noticeable. With its record-setting speed of 0.007 seconds (7ms), the G series never miss a beat.When changing to a lead preset in the middle a song, you no longer need to press the switch in advance, simply push the foot switch and start playing your solo.
Built-in tuner supports special tuning requirements
The guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing a dedicated footswitch. In addition to the standard auto-chromatic tuner, various othertuning methods for guitar and bass are possible, and open tunings are alsosupported. High-brightness LED indicators make the note readout easy to seeon a dark stage. The calibration range is A 435 to 445 Hz, and muted tuning(without sound output) is also possible. Tuning your guitar has never been easier or more convenient
ZNR keeps playing pauses really quietThe built-in ZOOM Noise Reduction (ZNR) provides optimized signal performance for guitar. While minimizing any alteration of the original sound, ZNR cuts unwanted noise during pauses. Tails of sustained notes remain unaffected, with a long natural release.
Ultra low noise design with 120 dB S/N ratio and -100 dB noise floor
With an amazing rated signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB and a -100 dB noise floor, background noise ceases to be a problem, leaving only superbly clean, transparent sound.
Sturdy metal chassis and rubber damping for superior toughness and durability
The combination of a solid metal chassis with shock-absorbant rubber damping ensures that the unit can stand up to the rigors of on stage use. Take it on the road or bring it into the studio, the G9.2tt will not let you down. And it looks great, too, the stylish two-tone coloring using silver and black, rounded shape, and chrome-plated parts give the unit a high-class, futuristic appearance.
USB based audio interface functionsThe USB port allows the unit to function as an audio interface for a computer. Simply plug the unit in to your computer with a USB cable to use the high-quality sound of the G9.2tt in a computer-based recording system. The high-performance DAW application "Cubase LE" comes bundled with the unit, so you can start creating sophisticated music straight away. Because playback from the DAW application can be monitored at the unit itself, there are no latency problems during recording.
Windows XP / Mac OS X 10.2 or later
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