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25 Jan 2019

NAMM 2019: Zoom reveals new guitar effects GCE-3, G1 Four, G1X Zoom and B1X Four

25 Jan 2019
instruments/stringinstruments NAMM 2019: Zoom reveals 4 new guitar effects GCE-3, G1 Four, G1X Zoom and B1X Four


Zoom reveals three new products during NAMM 2019!

GCE-3 Guitar Circuit Emulator

Zoom unveiled the new GCE-3 Guitar Circuit Emulator today at NAMM 2019. The Zoom GCE-3 is a compact USB recording interface that puts the endless collection of all guitar effects, amps and cabinets of the highly acclaimed Zoom multi-effect processors for guitar and bass (G1, G3n, G5n, B1, B3n and more) at your fingertips whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Use Zoom´s world class effects, amp and cabinet simulations for your recordings by simply loading your favorite effects and more on there internal DSP of the GCE-3 by using our Zoom Guitar Lab Software. The Zoom Guitar Lab software will also be updated to version 4.0 with the introduction of this new product and will offer many new features that make it easier than ever to organize and customize artist patches, effects chains, amp simulations and much more.

Features at a Glance

  • Instantly access dozens of high-quality effects, including distortion, overdrive, EQ, compression, delay, reverb, flanger, phaser and chorus
  • Free download of ZOOM Guitar Lab Mac/Windows software for creating, editing and managing patches
  • USB-C port for connection to computer
  • Built-In DSP processing
  • Input jack accepts standard guitar cable
  • Auxiliary stereo input jack for connection of smartphones and music players
  • Stereo headphone output with volume control

Zoom G1 Four and G1X

Zoom unveiled the new G1 FOUR and G1X FOUR Multi-Effects Processors for Guitar today at NAMM 2019. G1 FOUR and G1X FOUR are the successors of the highly acclaimed Zoom multi-effect pedals G1on and G1Xon. The two new pedals offer incredible new features, including a comprehensive collection of drum patterns, a looper and full integration with Zoom Guitar Lab. The Zoom Guitar Lab software will also be updated to version 4.0 with the introduction of these new products and will offer many new features that make it easier than ever to organize, edit and customize artist patches, effects chains, amp simulations and much more.

Features

  • G1 FOUR offers 65 built-in effects
  • G1X FOUR offers 71 built-in effects 
  • 13 amp models for simulating classic rigs
  • Up to 5 effects can be used simultaneously, chained together in any order
  • Looper for recording up to 30 seconds / 64 beats of CD-quality audio with seamless start and end times
  • Guitar Lab software for creating, editing and managing effects and patches
  • 68 built-in rhythm patterns which can be used in conjunction with the Looper
  • 50 memory locations for storing user-created patches 
  • Swap function makes patch organization a breeze
  • Auto Save function for automatic saving of all patch parameters
  • Preselect function allows silent patch selection while the current patch remains operational
  • Onboard chromatic tuner supports all standard guitar tunings, including open and drop tunings
  • Input jack accepts standard mono guitar cable (both active and passive instruments supported) 
  • Auxiliary input jack for connection of personal music players
  • Output jack for connection to amp or headphones
  • Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
  • Lightweight and small enough to fit in your gig bag
  • Easily integrated into any existing pedal board
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of 18 hours
  • USB port for firmware updates, power and connection to Guitar Lab
  • Optional AC adapter

Zoom B1X Four

B1X FOUR are the successors of the highly acclaimed Zoom multi-effect pedals B1on and B1Xon. The two new pedals offer incredible new features, including a comprehensive collection of drum patterns, a looper and full integration with Zoom Guitar Lab. The Zoom Guitar Lab software will also be updated to version 4.0 with the introduction of these new products and will offer many new features that make it easier than ever to organize, edit and customize artist patches, effects chains, amp simulations and much more.

Features

  • B1 FOUR offers 65 built-in effects
  • B1X FOUR offers 71 built-in effects 
  • 9 amp models for simulating classic rigs
  • Up to 5 effects can be used simultaneously, chained together in any order
  • Built-in expression pedal for control over any parameter (B1X FOUR only)
  • Looper for recording up to 30 seconds / 64 beats of CD-quality audio with seamless start and end times
  • Guitar Lab software for creating, editing and managing effects and patches
  • 68 built-in rhythm patterns which can be used in conjunction with the Looper
  • 50 memory locations for storing user-created patches 
  • Swap function makes patch organization a breeze
  • Auto Save function for automatic saving of all patch parameters
  • Pre Select function allows silent patch selection while the current patch remains operational
  • Onboard chromatic tuner supports all standard bass guitar tunings, including low-B, high-C, and drop tunings
  • Input jack accepts standard mono bass guitar cable (both active and passive instruments supported) 
  • Auxiliary input jack for connection of personal music players
  • Output jack for connection to amp or headphones
  • Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
  • Lightweight and small enough to fit in your gig bag
  • Easily integrated into any existing pedal board
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of 18 hours
  • USB port for firmware updates, power and connection to Guitar Lab
  • Optional AC adapter
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