NAMM06: Zoom Introduce Two New Guitar Multi-FX…

…with Expression pedals (one in 3-D) and USB      01/02/06

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Zoom have two new tube-driven multi-FX pedals for guitarists – the G7.1ut and the G9.2tt. Both pedals feature a 96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit A/D/A conversion plus a USB port, which allows the unit to function as an audio interface for a computer. You simply plug the unit in to a computer with a USB cable to use the G7.1ut or the G9.2tt in a computer-based recording system.
Both also feature Expression pedals with the G9.2tt, according to Zoom, having the first 3-D expression pedal.
Here’s a summary of each pedal in Zoom’s own words…
G7.1ut Guitar Console

Bringing together the newest in DSP modeling plus tube circuitry in a brand new multi-effects console, Zoom is introducing the G7.1ut. With Zoom’s brand new 32-bit ZFX-3 chip, the G7.1ut guarantees outstanding performance, world’s fastest patch changes, and smooth and detailed processing.
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 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 takes guitar playing to the next level.
Giving body to the guitar sound and adding power and intensity, the tube driven Energizer circuit produces warm crunch with rich harmonics. It allows for powerful tone, live or when recording direct.
The preamp section comprised of the amp/drive-modeling, and EQ modules offers two channels per patch. Easily select a channel by simple foot switch operation. The user interface with analog knobs allows the sound to be shaped with the same facility as on a guitar amp. The modeling blocks have two dedicated algorithms for each for live playing and direct recording. Easily use the same guitar sound during practice or recording or on stage.
The built-in expression pedal allows control over effect parameters in real time. Standard effects such as wah, pitch, and volume control are included, but you can also opt to adjust drive gain, modulation rate, delay/reverb mix level, and other parameters. Up to four parameters can be assigned to a single pedal, allowing dramatic techniques such as raising the chorus, delay, and reverb at the same time.
G9.2tt Guitar Console

Going beyond the conventional standards of multi-effects pedals, Zoom is introducing the new G9.2tt guitar effects console with 3-D Z-Pedal, which provides high-quality effects, recording options, and expanded control from the studio to the stage.
Incorporating two 12AX7 tubes, and the state of the art 32-bit ZFX-3 chip, the G9.2tt combines the best of the digital and analog worlds. Whether you are after a true vintage tone or fat high-gain sound, you will find a choice here. There are 106 effects in 10 modules including modeling that accurately simulates well-known amps and stomp boxes.
The preamp section offers two channels per patch. You can easily select a channel by simple foot switch operation. The amp/drive-modeling blocks have two dedicated algorithms designed for live playing and direct recording. This lets you bring the same guitar sound that you used during practice or recording right on to the stage.
The pedal features a one of a kind 3D Z-pedal which takes performance to a new plane by not only sensing conventional up/down but also sideways movement. The pedal lets you build highly complex sound control patterns by allowing the user to assign up to four parameters in each axis of pedal movement.
The analog input section incorporates an Accelerator that can amplify the signal in a tube or a solid-state based circuit. The 12AX7 tube produces fat, sturdy sound that can be mixed with the clear and transparent sound from the solid-state circuit. The separate tube Energizer section gives body and warmth to the guitar sound.
A separate stomp box, rack-mount effect or other device can be connected to the G9.2tt’s effects loop and used as part of a patch. Send/return level as well as on/off status are stored as part of the patch.
Price and Availability
The G7.1ut has an MSRP of $494.99
The G9.2tt has an MSRP of $659.99
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