Zoom's G3X Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects processor and USB audio interface. The G3X also features a new built-in expression pedal for added tone manipulation. With complete control over both individual effects and amp modeling, you can change your tones on the fly in both stage and studio settings.
Three Stomps, One Pedal
The G3X offers three large LCDs and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to six 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.
New Expression Pedal Adds Parameter Control
The expression pedal featured on the G3X allows you to control effect parameters including wah, pitch shift, volume, drive gain, modulation rate, or delay/reverb mix and more in real time. And it's Auto Assign function enables the expression pedal as soon as you choose an effect, so you can start playing without any hassle.
Evolution of Tube Amp Simulation
A newly developed sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp's waveform. With its tube distortion, the 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.
Super-Real Amp Modeling
The G3X's 13 super-real amp models range from vintage heads 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, you can digitally design your own custom rig. The G3X's modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.
94 World-Renowned Stompbox Effects
The G3X offers 94 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular guitar pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to six effects in any combination. The 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
The all-new ZFX-IV DSP effects processor boasts amazing power and clarity, upgrading everything from sound to functionality and operability over previous ZFX versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the G3X can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.
Over 100 Versatile Effects On-Board
Select from over 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on the 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. The G3X can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.
Looper Function with 40-Second Phrase Recording/Overdubbing
The 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 and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks. You can even create a "full band" feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.
Note: When the UNDO/REDO function is enabled, the recording time is limited to 20 seconds.
Your Personal Drummer
Every guitar player needs a drummer, and with the G3X you can choose from 40 different rhythm patterns, including 4, 8 and 16-beat, shuffle and many others. The tap key also makes it easy to set tempo and start a one-man jam session anytime.
USB Audio Interface for DAW Recording
The 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 issues, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.
Balanced XLR Output for DI Use
With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect the G3X to any mixing console and maintain a balanced, high quality signal. Its convenient Pre/Post switch can direct an effected sound to the main outputs while sending the original analog guitar signal directly to the XLR output without passing through an A/D converter.
Add a G3X to Your Pedalboard
The G3X is perfect for use in combination with traditional stompboxes. By adding a 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 in tune. In addition, the G3X's LCD displays and LED indicators make the Tuner easy to see on a dark stage, where you can also mute the output to tune silently.
Batteries, AC Adapter or USB Power
The G3X can operate on three different power sources: AC adaptor (included), batteries or USB bus power when plugged into your computer. Four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries provide over six hours of continuous use. Whether on stage or in the studio, the G3X gives you reliable power options.
Super-Low Noise Design
The G3X's "noise floor" of -100dBm virtually eliminates background noise and the ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with clear tones, along with natural decay and reverb tails.
World's Fastest Patch Change Speed: 1ms
With the 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 tapping a switch.
Optional Expression Pedal and Footswitch
Connect an optional FP02 expression pedal to the G3X and use it as a dedicated volume control, leaving the built-in expression to control all other parameters. Use an optional FS01 footswitch to tap the tempo used for the drum machine, looper and effects. You can also use an FS01 to mute the Delay/Reverb input or turn Delay Hold on or off. (FP02 and FS01 sold separately.)
Free Edit&Share Software for Mac/PC
Zoom's Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the G3X, allows you to create, edit and save your personalized amp and effect settings on your computer. Use its "radar charts" to access visual representations of each preset's tone characteristics, 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.
Number of effects: 116
Number of simultaneous effects: 6
Number of patches: 100 (10 banks of 10)
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
A/D conversion: 128× oversampling
D/A conversion: 128× oversampling
Signal processing: 32-bit
Frequency characteristics: 20Hz – 20 kHz +1 dB, -6 dB (into 10 kO load)
Display: Backlit dot matrix LCD x 3
Tuner range: 435 - 445 Hz
Type: Standard mono ¼" phone jack
Rated input level: -20 dBm*
Input impedance: 1 MO ACTIVE/PASSIVE (switch selectable)
Type: Standard mono ¼" phone jack
Maximum output level: +5 dBm (output impedance load of 10 kO or more)
Type: Standard stereo ¼" phone jack
Maximum line output level: +5 dBm
(output impedance load of 10 kO or more)
Maximum headphones output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32O load)
Type: XLR connector
Output impedance: 100 O (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 O (HOT-COLD)
PRE/POST (switch selectable)
GND LIFT (switch selectable)
Control input: For Zoom FP01/FP02/FS01
Battery type: AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Continuous battery operation time: 6 hours when using 4 AA alkaline batteries
AC adapter: DC 9V center-negative, 500 mA (Zoom AD-16)
USB: Firmware update and interface functions
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Bit rate: 16-bit
Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (32bit) or newer with Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8GHz or faster, RAM 1GB or more
Windows® Vista SP1 (32bit, 64bit) or newer /
Windows® 7 (32bit, 64bit) with Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core 2.7GHz or faster, RAM 2GB or more
Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7 with Intel® Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster, RAM 1GB or more
Dimensions: 170mm(D) x 234mm(W) x 54mm (H)
AC adapter (Zoom AD-16)
AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Steinberg Sequel LE recording software