Energizer using 12AX7 tube
Giving body to the guitar sound and adding supple power and intensity -- that
is the task of the Energizer. Turning up the TUBE control to drive the 12AX7
produces warm crunch with rich harmonics. The BOOST control spruces up highs
and lows, resulting in more transparency. Enjoy a powerful tone also when
recording directly to a line input or via USB on a computer.
ZFX-3 -- a 32-bit DSP designed by ZOOM
The heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section.
ZOOM has started a fresh chapter with its new ZFX-3 chip. The 32-bit architecture
ensures outstanding performance and allows smooth and detailed signal processing.
Accuracy and speed ensure that even delicate picking and fingering work come
across with impressive clarity.
DSP sound modeling plus tube circuitry create the ultimate in distortion
96 kHz sampling and 24-bit A/D/A conversion assure super high resolution sound.
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 that 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 elevates your guitar playing to
the next level.
Preamp section with two channels
The preamp section, comprised of the amp/drive-modeling, and EQ modules offers
two channels per patch. You can easily select a channel by simple foot switch
operation. Toggle between a Fender clean sound for rhythm and a Marshall drive
sound for lead, while keeping modulation and spatial effect settings the same.
The user interface with analog knobs lets you shape the sound with the same
facility as on a guitar amp.
Great for stage work or direct recording
The amp/drive-modeling blocks have two dedicated algorithms for each amp/drive
type, designed for live playing and direct recording. The CABINET effect simulates
amp and mic recording characteristics as well, and the algorithm is automatically
switched according to the CABINET on/off setting.This lets you bring the same
guitar sound that you used during practice or recording right on to the stage.
Alternatively, sound settings that were determined during a session with the
band can be used seamlessly in the studio as well.
Amp select feature
This function optimizes frequency response to match the amp that you are using.
Settings are available to get the best out of popular models such as Roland
JC-120, a Fender combo, and a Marshall stack. The -10 dBm/+4 dBm output level
switch allows the G9.2tt to be used as a preamp, directly connected to the
power amp input of a guitar amplifier.
6-band graphic equalizer
The built-in EQ module has six frequency bands optimized for electric guitar.
Peaking type filters in the crucial middle range (400 Hz, 800 Hz, 3. 2 kHz,
6.4 kHz) are augmented by shelving type filters at the low and high end (160
Hz and 12 kHz). This ensures the shortest possible route from inspiration
to actual sound.
Guitar amplifier/stomp box modeling
Analog devices such as tubes and diodes have unique clipping characteristics.
Sophisticated digital simulation finally makes it possible to recreate the
sound of vintage tube amps and effect devices with astonishing realism. From
popular names such as Fender, Marshall, and Vox to modern amps including Mesa
Boogie, Hughes & Kettner, and Diezel -- the list of choices is extensive.
The cabinet simulator even has settings for mic position, to achieve totally
natural sounding performance.
32-bit processing for a wide choice of high-quality guitar sound effects
Ranging from trusty old standards to advanced choices for specialized needs,
the effect collection of the G9.2tt comprises 120 effects in 10 modules. Pick
an MXR Dynacomp, famous for its unusual compression action, or select wah
pedal simulations such as Vox and Crybaby. Choose from three types of chorus
for creating a solid, wide sound stage. Access seven types of reverb with
transparent, unblurred sound. And the list goes on: tremolo with selectable
modulation waveform, bend chorus with individual pitch bending, harmonized
pitch shifter, multi-tap delay even reverse delay. These professional quality
effects will fuel the creativity of every guitarist. The preamp section and
wah/filter effects allow changing the module insert position for even more
advanced tonal control.
Preset patches ready to use for recording or live performance
Whether you are after a true-blue vintage tone or fat high-gain sound, you
will find a choice here. There are settings that accurately simulate well-known
amps and stomp boxes, settings that are modeled on the signature sound of
famous guitarists, as well as totally original ZOOM effect sounds. The past
and the future of guitar sound is right there at your fingertips. The G9.2tt
comes preprogrammed with a total of 80 preset patches. For creative leeway,
a user area capable of storing the same number of patches is also provided.
Intuitive interface great for stage use
Each of the four analog style rotary knobs let you directly edit parameters
on-the-fly, a total of four simultaneously. The LCD panel clearly shows patch
and parameter names. Direct access keys are provided for each module. The
advanced user interface is designed to ensure hassle-free operation, while
not getting in the way of your creativity. On stage, the foot switches allows
easy effect bank selection, module and hold delay on/off switching or tap
tempo input. The self-lit switches show module status at a glance.
Real-time modulation for 4 simultaneous parameters fosters lively playing
The built-in expression pedal allows control over effect parameters in realtime.
Common pedal effects such as wah, pitch, and volume control are of course
supported, 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. Create a rotary speaker style sound by varying
tremolo, chorus, and auto-panning rate. Also,the ARRM (Auto Repeat Real-time
Modulation) function is capable of producing rhythmical tone changes, opening
up a wealth of possibilities.
World's fastest patch change speed: 7 ms
Switching patches has never been smoother or less noticeable. With its record-setting
speed of 0.007 seconds (7ms), the G series never miss a beat. When changing
to a lead preset in the middle a song, you no longer need to press the switch
in advance, simply push the foot switch and start playing your solo.
Built-in tuner supports special tuning requirements
The guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing a dedicated footswitch.
In addition to the standard auto-chromatic tuner, various other tuning methods
for guitar and bass are possible, and open tunings are also supported. High-brightness
LED indicators make the note readout easy to see on a dark stage. The calibration
range is A 435 to 445 Hz, and muted tuning(without sound output) is also possible.
Tuning your guitar has never been easier or more convenient.
ZNR keeps playing pauses really quiet
The built-in ZOOM Noise Reduction (ZNR) provides optimized signal performance
for guitar. While minimizing any alteration of the original sound, ZNR cuts
unwanted noise during pauses. Tails of sustained notes remain unaffected,
with a long natural release.
Ultra low noise design with 120 dB S/N ratio and -100 dB noise floor
With an amazing rated signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB and a -100 dB noise
floor, background noise ceases to be a problem, leaving only superbly clean,
Sturdy metal chassis and rubber damping for superior toughness and durability
The combination of a solid metal chassis with shock-absorbant rubber damping
ensures that the unit can stand up to the rigors of on stage use. Take it
on the road or bring it into the studio, the G9.2tt will not let you down.
And it looks great, too, the stylish two-tone coloring using silver and black,
rounded shape, and chrome-plated parts give the unit a high-class, futuristic
USB based audio interface functions
The USB port allows the unit to function as an audio interface for a computer.
Simply plug the unit in to your computer with a USB cable to use the high-quality
sound of the G9.2tt 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 unit itself, there are no latency problems
Supported OS: Windows XP / Mac OS X 10.2 or later
MIDI IN/OUT jacks allow linking to other equipment
The ability to exchange MIDI data with other devices opens up a wealth of
possibilities. You can switch patches in conjunction with a MIDI enabled preamp,
or use the unit as a real-time controller for other MIDI equipment. By connecting
the MIDI interface to a computer, you may use a dedicated editor/librarian
application to edit and store patch data.
AUX IN jacks accommodate external sources
The playback signal from external sources can be plugged-into the AUX input.
Jam along with a rhythm machine, external CD or mp3 player. You may also utilize
the connectors as a stereo line input to record audio into your computer via
the USB interface.
Accelerator blends tube and solid state sound
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. Blending natural compression with typical tube saturation
characteristics creates a rich, organic tone.
Z-pedal takes pedal performance to the next level
The pedal on the right side of the G9.2tt supports 3D action by sensing not
only conventional up/down but also sideways movement. The Z-pedal lets you
build highly complex sound control patterns by allowing you to assign up to
four parameters in each axis of pedal movement (vertical and horizontal).
There are also effects specifically designed for use with the Z-pedal. Get
creative in ways never imagined before, and explore a whole new realm of pedal
Recommended setting of Z pedal:
-- Vertical parameter: wah, horizontal parameter: drive gain
-- Vertical parameter: wah, horizontal parameter: pitch shift
-- Vertical parameter: modulation rate, horizontal parameter: cross-fade of
-- Vertical parameter: delay time, horizontal parameter: delay feedback
-- Vertical parameter: delay/reverb mix, horizontal parameter: delay/reverb
-- Vertical parameter: oscillator pitch, horizontal parameter: oscillator
-- Vertical parameter: formant shift (o -- a), horizontal parameter: formant
shift (a -- i)
External send/return loop connectors
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. Find new uses for your
favorite pedals and spark your creativity in a variety of unexpected ways.
COMP module: Compressor Rack Comp Limiter
WAH/EFX1 module: Auto Wah, Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Crybaby Wah, Octave
Auto Resonance, Phaser, Slow Attack, Multi Wah, Booster, Fixed Phaser, Vox
Wah, Pedal Resonance
EXT LOOP module: External Loop
ZNR Module: ZNR Noise Gate, Dirty Gate
PRE AMP module: FD Clean, HW Clean, Tweed Bass, Z Combo, MS Drive, Rect Modern,
HK Drive, DZ Drive, Z Stack, Centaur, DS-1, Fuzz Face, TSF Combo, Z OD, Z
Clean , VX Clean, UK Blues, BG Crunch, MS #1959, Rect Clean, HK Clean, DZ
Clean, ENGL Drive, Over Drive, Guv'nor , dist?, Big Muff, SDM Stack, Extreme
DS, Acoustic Sim., JC Clean, US Blues, VX Crunch, MS Crunch, Rect Vintage,
HK Crunch, DZ Crunch, PV Drive, TS808, RAT, Hot Box, Metal Zone, FZM Stack,
EQ module: 6 Band Equalizer
CABINET module: Cabinet Sim.
MOD/EFX2 module: Chorus, Modulation Delay, Pedal Pitch, Delay, Dynamic Flanger,
Pedal Mono Pitch, Bend Chorus, Stereo Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Tape Echo,
Mono Pitch, Cry, Comb Filter, Chorus Ensemble, Pitch Shifter, Step, Dynamic
Delay, Harmonized Pitch, Reverse Delay, Air
DELAY module: Delay, Ping Pong Echo, Air, Ping Pong Delay, Analog Delay, Echo,
REVERB module: Hall, Arena, Early Reflection, Ping Pong Delay, Room, Tiled
Room, Multi Tap Delay, Ping Pong Echo, Spring, Modern Spring, Pan Delay, Auto
For Z-Pedal: Z-Delay, Z-MonoPitch, Z-Step, X-Flanger, X-Vibe, Z-Dimension,
Z-Oscillator, Z-Talking, X-Phaser, X-Wah, Z-Echo, Z-Pitch, Z-Tornado, X-Step
Effect types: 120
Effect modules: 10
Maximum simultaneous effects: 10
Patch memory: user 100+ preset 100, total 200
Sampling frequency: 96kHz
A/D conversion: 24 bit, 64 times over-sampling
D/A conversion: 24 bit, 128 times over-sampling
Signal processing: 32 bit
Frequency response: 20Hz-40kHz +1.0dB, -3.0dB (10kohmload)
Guitar input: 1/4 in. phone jack (rated input level: -10dBm, Input impedance:
AUX input: 1/8 in. stereo phone jack (rated input level: -10dBm, Input impedance:
External return: 1/4 in. phone jack (rated input level: -10dBm / +4dBm)
Line output(L/MONO, R): 2 x 1/4 in. phone jack (Rated output level: -10dBm
/ +4dBm, Maximum output level: +19dBm, output load impedance: 10kohm or more,
output impedance: 1kohm or less)
Headphone output: 1/4 in. stereo phone jack (Rated output: 60mW / 32ohm load,
20mW / 300ohm load, Output impedance: 47kohm)
External send: 1/4 in. phone jack (Rated output level: -10dBm / +4dBm)
Tube circuitry: 2 x 12AX7
USB interface: 16 bit, 32kHz / 44.1kHz/48kHz
Display: 2 digit 7 segment LED, backlit LCD
Power requirements: 15V AC, 1.5A
Dimensions: 595(W)x 235(D)x 85(H)mm
Supplied accessory: AC adaptor(AD-0012)