Zoom A2 Acoustic Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Price : Check Price Average Customer Rating 4.2 out of 5 Product Feature q Effect Types: 47 q Effect Modules: 8 q Maximum Simultaneous Effects: 8 q Patch Memory: User 40+Preset 40, Total 80 q Sampling Frequency: 96kHz q Read moreProduct DescriptionZooms A2 processes the line signal from your acoustic guitar pickup, adding the tone and space normallyassociated with mic recording. Even if youre playing through an amp or PA, your guitars natural resonance willshine through. It will also model famous acoustic sounds, and features EQ and effects for getting exactly whatyoure after. Read moreProduct DescriptionZooms A2 processes the line signal from your acoustic guitar pickup, adding the tone and space normallyassociated with mic recording. Even if youre playing through an amp or PA, your guitars natural resonance willshine through. It will also model famous acoustic sounds, and features EQ and effects for getting exactly whatyoure after. caption Click to enlarge.
96kHz sampling brings out the true nature of acoustic guitar soundThe rich, detailed tone of an acoustic guitar is created by a delicate triple harmony of strings, neck, and body.But a piezo or magnetic pickup never captures the full body resonance, often resulting in thin sound dominatedby the strings. This tendency cant be fully compensated with a conventional preamp equalizer.The A2 series incorporates 24-bit / 96 kHz sampling and sophisticated sound modeling technology to processthe line signal from the pickup, adding a lush body tone and the spatial ambience that is created by micrecording. Even when playing through an amplifier or PA speaker, the resonance of the guitar body is restored,allowing the natural acoustic sound to shine through.The new ZOOM ZFX-3 32-bit DSP chipThe heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. ZOOM has attained a new level withthe ZFX-3 chip. 32-bit architecture ensures outstanding performance and allows smooth and detailed signalprocessing. Fine nuances of fingering and touch come through without any deterioration, thanks to thisincredibly powerful DSP.Select optimum characteristics to match pickup and amp modelThe GLOBAL module that controls settings for the entire unit combines a pair of parameters called AMP SELECTand PICKUP SELECT. These let you optimize frequency response for the type of pickup and amp that you areusing. Whether recording or live on stage, you can always get just the right acoustic sound. 2-bit architecture ensures outstanding performance and allows smooth and detailed signal processing. Built-in six-band EQ optimized for acoustic guitar. Power with AC adapter or four AA batteries. Simulate famous and popular acoustic guitar tones.Six-band linear equalizer or two-band parametric equalizer provide ambience controlCenter frequency allocation and filter slopes of the built-in six-band EQ are optimized for acoustic guitar.
Peaking type filters in the crucial middle range (320Hz, 500Hz, 1.2kHz, 6.3kHz) are augmented byshelving-type filters at the low and high end (60Hz and 12kHz). Further flexibility is offered by the possibility toswitch to a two-band parametric EQ, for delivering a pin-point boost or cut. The A2 series lets you really takecontrol.Feedback control featureWhen playing an acoustic guitar on stage, acoustic feedback (howling) is often a problem--but now there is aremedy. The feedback control feature allows automatic or manual detection of the constantly changingfeedback point, and an effective notch filter is then brought into action to provide the required attenuation.Auto detection can be triggered with the foot switch to allow swift reaction during a performance.47 high-quality effects implemented with 32-bit processingEight modules dedicated to aspects such as dynamics, filtering, modulation, and ambience offer a total of 47effects. A limiter/compressor lets you control peaks and ensure that levels are matched. The air effectsimulates the ambience in a room, the detune effect adds pitch-shifted harmony components for that fleeting12-string guitar sound. Or emphasize a specific frequency range with the resonator. All of these effects areoptimized for acoustic guitar and can be put to use right away. Other features include multi-tap delay and longdelay with settings up to 5000ms, reverse delay, flanger, phaser, and various other studio-class effects.Add body and depth with 3 types of chorusAdd just the right amount of body and depth to the sound when you need it. The choice is yours: warm andmild mono chorus, clear and transparent stereo chorus, expansive and three-dimensional chorus ensemble,and more.Enhance your acoustic sound with 9 types of reverbThe A2 has nine types of reverb designed specifically for acoustic guitar including Hall, Room, Arena, TiledRoom. Many guitarists will also be familiar with Spring Reverb. The A2 also features a reverb setting called"Early Reflections" and a Slap Reverb that is a first for this class. Each reverb setting is fully adjustable so theuser can make each phrase more distinct.12 acoustic guitar/preamp sound character simulationsA simulation module lets you choose among a number of very famous and popular acoustic guitar tones. Thedifferent sonic characteristics that depend on body size and shape as well as on the materials used arefaithfully reproduced. Whats more, a mic module simulates the sound of guitar as recorded through amicrophone, with selectable positioning and mic type (dynamic / condenser).Analog style editing knobs make it a snap to create your very own soundThe three rotary knobs let you tailor three different parameters at the same time. This could be sensitivity,attack, and level for the compressor effect, or delay time, feedback, and mixing level for the delay effect. Itslike having an array of stomp boxes ready for action. In play mode, the three knobs adjust the modulationeffect mix level, delay/reverb mix level, and the patch level. This lets you quickly match the units performanceto the band or the room acoustics.40 ready to use preset patches for stage and studioThe unit comes preprogrammed with recommended settings for various acoustic guitar models, settings thatare modeled on the signature sound of famous guitarists, rich ambience settings using chorus and reverb, andmore. Plus, a user area capable of storing another 40 patches gives you plenty of creative leeway.Worlds fastest patch change speed: 8msThe annoying interval heard when switching patches on standard effects pedals has been virtually eliminated.With its record-setting speed of 0.008 seconds, the A2 series never misses a beat. For example, when changingto a lead solo during a song, you no longer need to press the switch slightly in advance. Simply push the footswitch and start playing the solo phrase.Built-in auto-chromatic tuner for guitarThe guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing two foot switches together. High-brightness LEDindicators make the note readout easy to see also on a dark stage. The calibration range is 435 to 445Hz, andmute tuning without sound output is also possible. Tuning has never been easier or more convenient.
ZNR keeps playing pauses quietThe built-in ZOOM Noise Reduction (ZNR) provides optimized performance for guitar. While minimizing anyalteration of the original sound, ZNR shuts out unwanted noise in the playing pauses. Even the tails of longsustain notes come out beautifully, with natural release.Integrated drum machine with PCM sound sourcesRealistic drum sounds derived from PCM sources are arranged in a variety of rhythm patterns for differentmusical genres. The 40 rhythm variations include the steady 8-beat of Rock and Pop, funky 16-beat, a "Jazzy"4-beat, and many more choices.Optional foot switch allows versatile remote operationWhen the optional foot switch (FS01) is connected, tap tempo input of settings such as delay time andmodulation rate is possible. Other selectable functions include bank switching, drum machine start/stop, anddelay hold on/off switching.Ultra low noise design with 100 dB S/N ratioWith an amazing rated signal-to-noise ratio of 100dB, background noise ceases to be a problem, leaving onlysuperbly clean, transparent sound.Sturdy metal chassis and rubber damping for superior toughness and durabilityThe combination of a solid metal chassis with shock-absorbent rubber damping ensures that the unit can standup to the rigors of use on stage. Take it on the road or into the studio, the A2 series will not let you down.Two-way power allows use just about anywhereThanks to its circuit design optimized for low voltage operation, the unit will run for more than 7.5 hours on aset of four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. A separately available AC adapter (AD-0006) can be plugged in forextended studio work, but on stage you never need to worry about AC power.Expression pedal adds further versatility to your guitar playThe optional expression pedal (FP02) is a great way to control effect parameters in real time. Besides adjustingthe volume or the tone of a simulation effect, the pedal can be used for manual detection of feedbackfrequency, controlling the modulation rate, or adjusting the delay/reverb mix level.Whats in the BoxZoom A2 Multi Effects Pedal, AC Adapter, Users Manual Read moreYou May Also LikeZoom AD0006D AC AdapterPlanet Waves Screeching Halt Acoustic Soundhole CoverBehringer AT108 15-Watt Acoustic AmplifierPlanet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 0.5 feet (3-pack)Zoom FS01 Footswitch