Zoom G2.1u Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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USB interface. Built in drum machine. Includes Cubase LE. Includes adapter.

G2.1u: Taking Multi-Effects to the Next Level
G2.1u: Taking multi-effects to the next level Conventional floor-type multi-effect processors are designed to sound good when they are plugged into a guitar amp. Modeling processors are designed for recording in line. Until now, there was no product that could handle both scenarios with equal finesse.

Introducing The G Series from Zoom. Each G Series Pedal offers two algorithms: One for live and one for recording. The sound you created at practice or in the studio can now be brought straight to the stage. Or take the sounds you worked out during a rehearsal and apply them seamlessly in the recording studio. Your creative scope has suddenly doubled.

16 amp/stomp modeling

9 effect modules

54 effect types

40 user patch + 40 factory patch

6 bands EQ

USB audio interface

Built-on Expression Pedal

Harmonized pitch shifter

World fastest patch change

Built-in PCM drum machine

96kHz Sampling Brings Out Authentic Sounding Tube Amp Harmonics
Everyone knows that the sound of tube amplifiers is the ultimate in guitar tone. By employing high-accuracy sampling at 96kHz, G Series pedals faithfully model these sonic properties, right up to the highest harmonic register. Dynamic range is also excellent, thanks to 24-bit A/D/A conversion. These extremely high levels of digital processing also make your playing sound cleaner and clearer thanks to the fast processing speeds.

ZFX-3: A New-Generation DSP from Zoom
The heart read more of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. Zoom has reached a new level with its newly developed ZFX-3 chip. 32-bit architecture ensures smooth and detailed signal processing. Accuracy and speed bring out the character of your instrument without restrictions.

54 High-Quality Effects Made Possible by 32-Bit Processing
A total of nine effects modules are included, including dynamics, ambience, drive, and modulation. Together they offer 54 types of effects. The Harmonized Pitch Shifter lets you play along in key. Use long delays or multi-tap delay of up to 5000 milliseconds. Select dynamic flanger and have the effect level controlled by picking intensity. Select from 3 types of modulation waveforms for the tremolo. A multitude of high-performance choices opens up totally new territory in this class. Touch up the harmonic register with the 6-band equalizer. The cabinet simulator gives a choice of mic positions. The G Series has in incredible level of flexibility and the ability to create an awesome array of great tones.

Latest Modeling Technology Supports 16 Different Drive Sounds
By digitally simulating the clipping action of analog devices such as tubes and diodes, the G Series faithfully duplicates the distortion of tube amps and vintage effects. This includes not only the superficial sound character but also elements such as depth and dynamics. As you start using the G Series, you will be amazed by the realistic balance between fundamental notes and harmonics that is essential to a great analog tone.

The Right Tools for the Job: Editing Controls with Analog Feel
The 3 rotary knobs let you tailor 3 different parameters at the same time. This could be the equalizer bass/midrange/treble, or the chorus depth/rate/mixing level, or the delay time/feedback/mixing level. It's like having an array of stomp boxes ready for action. In play mode, the 3 knobs are assigned to drive effect gain, tone, and patch level. This lets you quickly match the unit's performance to the guitar or amp type, room acoustics, or other factors. Delay time and modulation rate settings can be made directly via the intuitive TAP key input.

Preset Patches Ready to Use for Recording or Live Performance
The unit comes preprogrammed with a total of 40 preset effects patches. 20 pairs of similar sounding and similarly named effects are optimized respectively for use with a guitar amp on stage or for recording with DAW software or a mixer. There are settings for duplicating well-known amps and stomp boxes, settings that are modeled on the signature sound of famous guitarists, as well as totally original Zoom creations. There is also enough built-in memory to store up to 40 of your own effects patches.

World's Fastest Patch Change Speed: 5ms
Thanks to the speed of Zoom's new processors, that annoying interval when switching patches has been all but eliminated. With its amazing speed of 0.005 seconds, the G Series pedals never miss a beat. When changing from rhythm to lead, you no longer need to press the switch slightly in advance. Simply push the foot switch and start playing the solo phrase. No more fear of losing the rhythm when making patch changes.

Built-In Auto-Chromatic Tuner for Guitar
The guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing two foot switches together. High-brightness LED indicators make the note readout easy to see also on a dark stage. The calibration range is 435 to 445Hz, and mute tuning without sound output is also possible.

ZNR Makes Those Playing Pauses Silent
Zoom Noise Reduction (ZNR) was developed specifically for guitar. While keeping any alteration of the original sound to an absolute minimum, ZNR shuts out unwanted noise in the playing pauses. Even the tails of long sustain notes come out beautifully, with natural release. Additional flexibility is provided by two noise gates. The vintage type Dirty Gate is a great match for fuzz sounds, while the high-speed muting of the Gate setting brings heavy riffs into clear focus.

Integrated 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 riffs for blues sessions, and many more choices. Rhythm training is a cinch, and the rotary knobs let you quickly make tempo or level adjustments.

Ultra Low Noise Design: 120dB SN Ratio and -100dB Noise Floor
Specifications such as a signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB and noise floor of -100dB demonstrate a level of performance that is unsurpassed in this class. Background noise is a thing of the past, leaving the unit free to produce only its own superbly transparent sound. Especially when using reverb effects such as Hall, Room, or Spring, the low noise floor combined with 96kHz sampling and 32-bit processing results in breathtaking performance.

Sturdy Metal Chassis and Rubber Damping for Superior Toughness and durability
The combination of a solid metal chassis with shock-absorbent rubber damping ensures that the unit can stand up to the rigors of use on stage. Take it on the road or into the studio, the G Series will not let you down.

2-Way Power Allows Use Just About Anywhere
Thanks to its circuit design optimized for low voltage operation, the unit will run for more than 7.5 hours on a set of four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. The AC adaptor (AC-0006) can be plugged in for extended studio work, whereas on stage you never need to worry about AC power.

Optional Foot Switch Allows Versatile Remote Operation
With an optional foot switch (FS01) you can set tempos for delay time and modulation rate. Other selectable functions include bank switching, drum machine start/stop, and delay hold on/off switching.

Expression Pedal Adds Further Versatility to Your Guitar Play
The built-in expression pedal is a great way to control effect parameters in real time. Control the vintage wah, pitch shift, or adjust the volume dynamics. Go beyond conventional pedal effects by varying drive gain or modulation rate, and adjusting the mixing ratio of delay and reverb. The dedicated Pedal Assign key and status LED indicators make it a cinch to select the effect to control. Effect on/off switching is also possible by pushing the pedal fully down.

USB Port Enables Computer Recording
The USB port allows the unit to function as an audio interface for a computer. Simply connect a USB cable to utilize the high-quality sound of the G2.1u in a computer-based recording system. The high-performance DAW application "Cubase LE" comes bundled with the unit, so you can start creating sophisticated music straight away. Because playback from the DAW application can be monitored at the G2.1u itself, there are no latency problems during recording. Powering the unit from the computer via the USB bus is also supported.
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Effect Types: 54

Effect Modules: 9

Maximum Simultaneous Effects: 9

Patch Memory: User 40+Preset 40, Total 80

Sampling Frequency: 96kHz

A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 64 times over-sampling

D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times over-sampling

Input: 1/4 in. phone jack (Rated input level: -20dBm, Input impedance: 1M ohms)

Output (Line / headphones combined): 1/4 in. stereo phone jack(Maximum output level: +5dBm, Output load impedance: 10k ohms or higher)

Control Input: Expression pedal, Foot switch

USB: Type B (Based on USB 1.1)

Display: 2-digit 7-segment LED display, Parameter LED, Pedal assign LED

Power Requirements: AA size(LR6)battery x 4(Optional), or AC adaptor DC9V/300mA/ Center minus type (AD-0006 recommended)

Battery Life: 7.5hours (with alkaline batteries)

Dimensions: 255(W)x165(D)x79(H)mm

Weight: 1100g (without batteries)

Included Accessories: AD-0006(AC adaptor)

Optional Accessories: FP02(Expression pedal), FS01(Foot switch), AA size batteries , USB cable

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (631) 542-5270
Email: info@zoom-na.com
Web: https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/contact/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 9 out of 10 stars. (164 ratings)
Submitted March 22, 2009 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Native Chickens = Little Black Tank"
Overall: 9 out of 10 stars
Well I think I'd be satisfied with this product to my grave... Like I've been satisfied with my 18-year-old Boss DS-1 I bought from my teacher years ago...

Hey lookie here, I traded my native chickens for this Little Black Tank... I had my Ibanez Saber in it and plugged it in my Roland Cube20x, and it sounds really clear... Real good, natural sound, even with low-end amps and guitars... I have used some of the other Zoom products, and by far this has the best tone and sound quality...

Features? This one has all the features AND FX I need...

Ease of Use
I love to experiment... And its quite easy to get good sounds from this one... I already had my own personal tone patches from this one because it has all the features to modify and attain my own sound... Also, the manual is clear on its instructions regarding on how to use it, so people out there, you better study the manual because only dumb people dont read an instruction manual...

I just had it months ago, and I think I need to use it for a long time to test its quality... But it looks real hard to me, it will last long with regular use... I always clean it after use to prolong its good looks and quality... CARE + GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT = REAL QUALITY PRODUCT (remember this)

This product is worthy of its selling price... I read more got a 30 percent discount on it... hahahaha!

Manufacturer Support
"... never had a problem with it...."

The Wow Factor
SEX APPEAL? It looks sexy, hehehe, and aggresive... I just love the design... I just love to sit in my mini-studio and stare at it for a long time instead of practicing... (senseless isn't it?)

Musical Background:
Hobbyist, Recording Musician, Experimental

Musical Style:
Old-School Blues-based, a la "George Lynch" and "Ozzy", Instrumental
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