96 kHz sampling recreates true tube amp sound
The tone of tube amplification lies in the mix of rich harmonics that extend far beyond the range of human hearing ( 20 kHz) . Because the ZOOM G1 uses 96 kHz sampling, it provides a flat frequency response from 20 Hz up to an amazing 40 kHz. This allows for an accurate model of the delicate harmonic structure of the distortion produced by a tube amp. The dynamic range is also excellent, thanks to 24-bit A/ D/ A conversion. Every detail of your playing technique, whether picked or fingered, emerge with full clarity.
Ï ZFX-3 -- the new-generation 32-bit DSP
The heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. The G1 features the Zoom’ s ZFX-3 chip. The 32-bit architecture ensures outstanding performance and allows smooth and detailed signal processing. This is a new generation DSP that brings out the character of your instrument without restrictions, helping you pursue the ultimate in guitar sound.
Ï 21 amp/ stomp box modeling choices covering a range of popular models By
digitally simulating the clipping action of analog devices such as tubes and diodes, the G1 faithfully duplicates the distortion of tube amps and vintage effects. The choices range from models that made guitar history such as Fender, Marshall and Vox to popular modern amps including Mesa/ Boogie, Peavey, and Diezel. An acoustic simulator is also included, so your electric instrument can sound like an acoustic guitar when the fancy strikes.
Ï 54 high-quality effects to fire your imagination
A total of eight modules provide 54 effect types ranging from standard to advanced. Duplicate the historic sounds of the MXR Dynacomp, Vox Wah, or Crybaby Wah. Apply equalization in three bands. Add spaciousness and depth with two types of chorus. Simulate the acoustics of a room or a concert hall with five types of reverb. All effects are designed for real-life musical applications. Have the Harmonized Pitch Shifter play along in key. Use long delay and echo settings of up to 5 seconds. A multitude of high-performance choices opens up totally new territory in this class.
Ï 40 presets give you the sound of the pros
Utilize settings for duplicating the tone of well-known amps and stomp boxes, settings that are modeled on the signature sound of famous guitarists, as well as completely original ZOOM effect sound creations. Right out of the box, you can enjoy professional-quality guitar sound. And when creativity strikes, a separate area capable of storing another 40 user patches is also provided.
Ï Simple and friendly user interface
Editing an effect is as simple as choosing the target with the selector knob and adjusting the parameter with the value knob. Let your imagination roam free and put your ideas into practice without being hampered by cumbersome controls.
Ï Drum machine with PCM sound sources
Realistic drum sounds derived from PCM sources are arranged in a variety of rhythm patterns for different musical genres. The 40 rhythm variations include the steady 8-beat of Rock and Pop, funky 16-beat, a " Jazzy " 4-beat, some great shuffle for Blues sessions, and many more choices. Rhythm training is a cinch, and tap input allows you to specify the tempo easily.
Ï Auto-chromatic tuner for guitar
The guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing the two foot switches together. High-brightness LED indicators make the note readout easy to see also on a dark stage. The possibility for mute tuning without sound output offers further convenience.
Ï Ultra low noise design on a par with studio equipment
Specifications such as a signal-to-noise ratio of 110 dB and noise floor of -98 dBm demonstrate a level of performance that’ s not usually seen in units of this class. Background noise is a thing of the past, resulting in superbly transparent sound. ZOOM' s original noise reduction ( ZNR) removes noise in playing pauses, while maintaining a natural release even on the tail of sustained notes.
Ï Fits in the pocket of a gig bag
The compact size and light weight of the G1 make it ideal for those who want plenty of effects and great performance without having to carry a lot of gear. The reinforced plastic body can withstand the rigors of use on stage and on the road. The stylish looks are also highly functional with the flush surface able to distribute pressure evenly. The unit feels great when you pick it up, and equally stable when you use the foot controls. This is the kind of product design that you can get only from an industry leader like ZOOM.
Ï AC/ DC allows use just about anywhere
Thanks to its circuit design optimized for low voltage operation, the unit will run for 12 hours continuously on a set of four IEC R6 ( size AA) batteries. The AC adaptor ( AD-0006) can be plugged in for extended studio work, whereas on stage you never need to worry about AC power.