A partner for recording. A powerful weapon for live performance. With the G3 version 2.0 and the G3X, the maximum number of simultaneous effects has been increased to six, and a new scrolling function allows you to control all of them intuitively using the stomp box size panels. Along with 94 types of effects, 22 amp models with realism so advanced that they include overtones are at your command. With the addition of the G3X and its expression pedal that increases your sonic freedom, ZOOM has introduced another revolution in guitar sound creation.
NOW YOU CAN USE UP TO SIX EFFECTS AT THE SAME TIME
With the three stomp box style panels, you can intuitively use and edit up to six models of effects and amps at the same time. Using the scroll function, you can put the effect you want to adjust on one of the large screens in an instant. Since each effect unit has three knobs, not only is sound creation easy, reordering effects is also simple. No matter what the situation, you will be free from stressful operations.
NEW SCROLL FUNCTION ADDED TO THE STOMP BOX STYLE PANELS
The trio of stomp box style panels allows you to sculpt sounds intuitively using their footswitches and knobs to control the effects shown on their large displays. We have added a new scroll function for the three screens, making it easy to edit any of the up to six simultaneous effects. In addition, other advantages that exemplify the ZOOM brand include automatic saving of effect parameter changes and the freedom to easily rearrange the effects as you like in the chain. Anyone can master the G3 and G3X without depending on the manual.
REALISM SO ADVANCED THAT IT INCLUDES OVERTONES - 22 AMP MODELS
In addition to models of 13 amps that are among the best in the world, 9 new amp models have been added that are so realistic they include harmonics. Each amp has its own cabinet modeling, so even the sonic characteristics that vary depending on physical traits—the number of speakers and cabinet materials—have been impressively re-created. By combining amplifiers and cabinets from different makers, you can even create your own unique amp sounds.
EVOLUTION OF TUBE AMP SIMULATION
Our new sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp’s waveform. With its tube distortion, the G3/G3X can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain drive tones that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of picking and strumming techniques.
94 STOMP BOX MODELS
G3/G3X has 94 diverse types of stompbox presets, including some of the world’s most popular guitar pedals. You can use up to six effects in any combination. G3/G3X’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.
THE NEWEST GENERATION OF DSP: ZFX-IV
G3/G3X 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/G3X possesses amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.
LOOPER FUNCTION WITH 40-SECOND PHRASE RECORDING/OVERDUBBING
G3/G3X’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.
USB AUDIO INTERFACE FOR DAW RECORDING
G3/G3X 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.
INTEGRATED DRUM MACHINE
Choose from 40 different rhythm patterns, including 4, 8 and 16-beat, shuffle and many others. The tap key also makes it easy to directly set the tempo and start a jam session anytime.
100 VERSATILE EFFECTS ON-BOARD
Select from over 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on G3/G3X. Try its renowned compression and wah pedals, chorus effects with stunning depth and resonant reverbs. Or let your tonal imagination run free with dynamic flangers, tremolos, harmonized pitch shifters, multi-tap delays, reverse delays and much more. G3/G3X can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.
BALANCED XLR OUTPUT FOR DI USE
With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect G3/G3X to any mixing console and maintain a balanced, high quality signal. In addition, a convenient Pre/Post switch can direct an effected sound to the main outputs while passing the guitar signal directly to the XLR output without the help of an A/D converter.
OUTPUT MODES FOR STAGE OR STUDIO
Different output modes allow you to optimize G3/G3X’s tones based upon its connection with your personal rig. In addition to modes for the front inputs of combo and stack amps, G3/G3X can be used as a preamp when connected to a power amp input. By selecting the direct mode with a line connection, you can achieve a realistic guitar sound that is optimal for live use and recording.
ADD A G3 TO YOUR PEDALBOARD
G3/G3X is perfect for use in combination with traditional stompboxes. By adding a G3/G3X to your pedalboard, you will decrease the size and complexity of your setup, while expanding your system’s effects and modeling capabilities.
ACCURATE, REAL-TIME TUNER FUNCTION
The pedal’s Tuner function offers smooth, real-time response with precise guitar tuning accuracy. Whether you’re in the middle of a performance or practicing alone in your room, simply hold down the pedal’s center footswitch to start getting your strings back on pitch. In addition, G3/G3X’s LCD displays and LED indicators make the feature easy to use on a dark stage, where you can also mute the output for seamless tuning.
RUNS ON BATTERIES, AC ADAPTER, OR USB POWER
G3/G3X can operate on three different power sources: AC adapter (included), batteries or USB bus power when plugged into your computer. Four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries provide over six hours of continuous playing. Whether on stage or in the studio, G3/G3X gives you reliable power options.
WORLD’S FASTEST PATCH CHANGE SPEED: 1MS
With G3/G3X’s amazing 1ms patch change speed, you will never miss a beat. Change from rhythm playing to a solo in an instant by simply pushing the switch.
SUPER-LOW NOISE DESIGN
G3/G3X’s signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB and noise floor of -100dBm virtually eliminate background noise. G3/G3X’s ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with beautiful tones and natural release.
OPTIONAL FOOTSWITCH ALLOWS VERSATILE REMOTE OPERATION
The optional foot switch (FS01) allows tap tempo input for rhythm, looper, and effects. You can also use an FS01 to mute the Delay/Reverb input or turn Delay Hold on or off.
FREE EDIT & SHARE SOFTWARE FOR MAC/PC
Zoom’s Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the G3/G3X, allows you to create, edit and save your personalized amp and effect settings on your computer. Use its amp/effect sorting feature to easily locate your sounds and drag-and-drop options to rearrange patches for editing purposes. With Edit&Share, you can download the latest patches online, as well as share your patches with others.
Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.
For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.
For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.
I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)
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