Finally, a monster guitar pedal that’s easy to use! The Zoom G5 Guitar Amp Modeling Multi-Effects Pedalboard combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard and the power of a multi-effects pedal and USB audio interface, along with an extra LCD display/footswitch interface, Tube Booster, 3D Z-pedal and additional amp models and effects. While extremely easy to use, the Zoom G5 guitar effects processor gives you the ultimate in control over your guitar tones in stage and studio settings.
Zoom G5 Guitar Amp Modeling Multi-Effects Pedalboard Features
Up to nine simultaneous stomps
- Tube Booster (12AX7 tube) for up to 16dB of amp overdrive
- 3D Z-pedal for multi-dimensional parameter control
- Four large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
- Over 123 stompbox presets and 22 amp models
- Simultaneous use of up to nine effects
- ZFX-IV effects processor
- Create and store up to 297 (99 banks x 3 patches) original tones
- Looper function with 60 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
- Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
- USB audio interface for DAW recording
- Balanced XLR output and selectable modes for DI use
- Powered via AC adaptor (included)
- Includes Edit&Share and Steinberg Cubase LE recording software
The Zoom G5 pedalboard offers four large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to nine stompbox and amp effects simultaneously. The interface of the G5 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.
Tube Booster for amp overdrive
The Zoom G5 effects processor’s Tube Booster (12AX7 tube) allows you to add sudden power and intensity to your performance, particularly when soloing. While its Boost control can add up to 16dB of amp overdrive, the Tone knob lets you control the EQ of your sounds with the added volume. The Tube Booster also offers extra power when recording directly to a line input.
Evolution of tube amp simulation
||Z-pedal offers 3D parameter control
The expression pedal featured on the Zoom G5 pedalboard supports 3D action by sensing not only up and down, but also side to side movement. This Z-pedal lets you build highly complex sound control patterns by allowing you to assign up to three parameters in each axis of pedal movement (vertical and horizontal). In addition, there are 20 effects specifically designed for use with the Z-pedal. Get creative in ways never imagined before, and explore a whole new realm of pedal performance with the Zoom G5.
A sigmoid curve clipper within the Zoom G5 re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp’s waveform. With its tube distortion, the G5 can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain drive tones that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of picking and strumming techniques.
Super-real amp modeling
The Zoom G5’s 22 super-real amp models range from vintage heads 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, you can digitally design your own custom rig. The G5’s modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.
123 world-renowned stompbox effects
The Zoom G5 offers 123 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world’s most popular guitar pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to nine effects in any combination. The Zoom G5’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. The G5 can store up to 297 (99 banks x 3 patches) of your original creations!
The newest generation of DSP: ZFX-IV
The ZFX-IV DSP effects processor boasts amazing power and clarity, upgrading everything from sound to functionality and operability over previous ZFX versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the Zoom G5 can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.
Looper function with 60-second phrase recording/overdubbing
The Zoom G5 effects processor’s Looper capabilities include 60 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 and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks. You can even create a full band feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.
Your personal drummer
Every guitar player needs a drummer, and with the Zoom G5 processor you can choose from over 40 different rhythm patterns, including 4, 8 and 16-beat, shuffle and many others. The tap key also makes it easy to set tempo and start a one-man jam session anytime.
USB audio interface for DAW recording
The Zoom G5 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 Cubase LE recording software. The pedal’s direct monitoring capability eliminates any latency issues, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.
Balanced XLR output for DI use
With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect the Zoom G5 to any mixing console and maintain a balanced, high quality signal. Its convenient Pre/Post switch can direct an effected sound to the main outputs while sending the original analog bass guitar signal directly to the XLR output without passing through an A/D converter.
Accurate, real-time Tuner function
The G5 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 in tune. In addition, the Zoom G5’s LCD displays and LED indicators make the Tuner easy to see on a dark stage, where you can also mute the output to tune silently.
Super-low noise design
The Zoom G5’s super-low noise design virtually eliminates background noise and the ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with clear tones, along with natural decay and reverb tails.
Super-fast patch change speed
With the Zoom G5 pedalboard’s amazing 1.6ms patch change speed, you will never miss a beat. Change from rhythm playing to a solo in an instant by simply tapping a switch.
Optional expression pedal and footswitch
Connect an optional FP02 expression pedal to the Zoom G5 and control volume in real time. Use an optional FS01 footswitch to tap the tempo used for the drum machine, looper and effects. You can also use an FS01 to mute the Delay/Reverb input or turn Delay Hold on or off.
Free Edit&Share software for Mac/PC
Zoom’s Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the G5, 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.