Zoom’s G3X guitar effects and amp simulator combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects processor and USB audio interface. With complete control over individual effects and amp modeling, you can change your tones on the fly for both stage and studio.
Three stomps. One pedal.
G3X offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to three 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.
Evolution of tube amp simulation.
A newly developed sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amplifier’s waveform. With its faithful tube distortion, G3X can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain tones that are authentic to the original models.
Super-real amp modeling.
G3X’s 13 super-real amp models range from vintage 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 from different makers, you can digitally design your own custom rig. G3X’s modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.
Only one amp model can be used at a time.
94 stompbox models.
G3X has 94 diverse types of stompbox presets, including some of the world’s most popular guitar pedals. You can use up to three effects in any combination. 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.
Only two effects can be used in some combinations that feature amp models or HD Reverb.
The newest generation of DSP: ZFX-IV.
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, G3X possesses amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.
Looper function with 40-second phrase recording/overdubbing.
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.
When the UNDO/REDO functions is enabled, the recording time is limited to 20 seconds.
USB audio interface for DAW recording.
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.
100 versatile effects on-board.
Select from 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on 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. G3X can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.
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.
Balanced XLR output for DI use.
With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect 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 G3X’s tones based upon its connection with your personal rig. In addition to modes for the front inputs of combo and stack amps, 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 G3X to your pedalboard.
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 on pitch. In addition, 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.
World's fastest patch change speed: 1ms.
With 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.
Runs on batteries, AC adapter, or USB power.
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, G3X gives you reliable power options.
Super-low noise design.
G3X’s signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB and noise floor of -100dBm virtually eliminate background noise. G3X’s ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with beautiful tones and natural release.
Free Edit&Share software for Mac/PC.
Zoom’s Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for 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 10 patches x 10 banks
Sampling frequency 44.1kHz
A/D conversion 24bit, 128times over-sampling
D/A conversion 24bit, 128times over-sampling
Signal processing 32bit floating point and 32bit fixed point
Frequency Response 20Hz?20kHz +1dB-3dB(10k?load)
Display LCD × 3
Input 1/4'' phone jack
Rated input level: -20dBm
Input impedance: 1M?
Output R 1/4'' phone jack
Maximum output level: [line]+5dBm(Output load impedance 10k? or higher)
L/Mono/Phone 1/4'' stereo phone jack (LINE / PHONES)
Maximum output level: [line]+5dBm(Output load impedance 10k? or higher)
Output XLR jack
Output impedance: 100?(HOT-GND?COLD-GND)?200?(HOT-COLD)
GND LIFT(Switch selectable)
Control Input For FP02 / FS01
USB Audio Interface: 16bit / 44.1kHz
Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7
S/N (input conversion noise) 120dB
Noise Floor ?100dBm
Power AC adapter DC9V/Center negative/500mA(ZOOM AD-16)
Battery AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Continuous battery operation time: 20 hours when using 4 AA alkaline batteries
USB Bus power
External dimensions G3 = 170 (D) x 234 (W) x 54 (H) mm
G3X = 175 (D) x 323 (W) x 66 (H) mm
Weight G3 = 1.2kg
G3X = 1.6kg