Zoom's G3 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects processor and USB audio interface. With complete control over individual effects and amp modeling, you can change your tones on the fly for both stage and studio.
G3 offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to three stompbox and amp effects simultaneously. The interface has also been simplified with three control knobs for each display. This intuitive design makes creating, saving and rearranging the effect chain of your own sounds a breeze and provides easy navigation in live and studio settings.
A newly developed sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amplifier's waveform. With its faithful tube distortion, G3 can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain tones that are authentic to the original models.
G3's 13 super-real amp models range from vintage to the latest trends in amp technology, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to alter its tone characteristics. By combining amplifiers and cabinets from different makers, you can digitally design your own custom rig. G3's modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.
*Only one amp model can be used at a time.
G3 has 94 diverse types of stompbox presets, including some of the world's most popular guitar pedals. You can use up to three effects in any combination. G3's wide range of effects includes distortion, compression, modulation, delay and reverb. Its HD Reverb uses DSP power to produce a rich resonance that rivals outboard gear used in professional studios and live setups.
*Only two effects can be used in some combinations that feature amp models or HD Reverb.
G3 utilizes the all-new ZFX-IV DSP effects processor. This generation of ZFX boasts amazing power, upgrading everything from sound to function and operability over previous versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, G3 possesses amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.
G3's Looper capabilities include 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing. The "sound-on-sound" function allows you to layer guitar sounds as many times as you want in real time. You can use looped sounds as simple backing tracks or create a "full band" feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.
G3 operates as an audio interface, letting you record directly to your computer via USB. All of your sound settings used during rehearsals or live performances can be recorded to your favorite DAW such as the included Steinberg Sequel LE recording software. The pedal's direct monitoring capability eliminates any latency problems, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.
3 large LCD displays and footswitches
Amp or stomp box effects can be used in any combination
Authentic amp modeling simulates amps, cabinets and mics separately
Over 100 built-in DSP effects
Create and store up to 100 original tones
Integrated drum machine
Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
USB audio interface for DAW recording (Mac and PC)
Includes Edit & Share and Steinberg Sequal LE recording software
Over 6 hours of operation using 4 AA batteries, as well as USB bus and AC power
Effect Types: 107
Simultaneous Effects: 3
Patch Memory: 10 patches x 10 banks
Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz
A/D Conversion: 24bit, 128times over-sampling
D/A Conversion: 24bit, 128times over-sampling
Signal Processsing: 32bit floating point and 32bit fixed point
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz + 1.0dB, -3.0dB (10kΩ load)
Display: LCD × 3
Input: 1/4'' phone jack
Rated input level: -20dBm
Input impedance: 1MΩ
ACTIVE/PASSIVE (Switch selectable)
Output: R: 1/4'' phone jack
Maximum output level: +5dBm (Output load impedance: 10kΩ or higher)
L/Mono/Phone: 1/4'' stereo phone jack (LINE / PHONES)
Maximum output level: [LINE] +5dBm (Output load impedance: 10kΩ or higher), [PHONES] 20mW + 20mW into 32Ω load