Zoom B3 Bass Multi-Effects and USB Interface Pedal
Zoom's B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects pedal and USB audio interface.
- Three large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
- 12 amp or 99 stompbox models which can be used in any combination
- Over 100 built-in ZFX-IV DSP effects
- Create and store up to 100 original tones
- Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
- Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
- USB audio interface for DAW recording
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Three Stomps. One Pedal
The B3 offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilise 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 amp's waveform. From the warm, fat sound of R&B to the intense, aggressive tone of metal, the B3 can simulate amplifier sounds that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of fingering and picking techniques.
Super-Real Amp Modelling
The B3's 12 super-real amp models range from vintage heads to the latest trends in amp technology, each with its own distinct cabinet modelling that can be used to alter its tone characteristics. By combining amplifiers and cabinets, you can digitally design your own custom rig. The B3's modelling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.
99 World-Renowned Stompbox Effects
The B3 offers 99 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular bass pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to three effects in any combination, as well as its high-quality stereo tube presets and bass synthesizers. It also includes patches personally designed by four of the world's top bassists: Victor Wooten (Béla Fleck & the Flecktones), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Doug Wimbish (Living Colour). In addition, the B3 can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.
The Newest Generation Of DSP: ZFX-IV
The all-new 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 B3 can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.
Looper Function With 40-Second Phrase Recording/Overdubbing
The B3's Looper capabilities include 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing. The 'sound-on-sound' function allows you to layer bass 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 bassist needs a drummer, and with the B3 you can choose from 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 B3 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 favourite DAW such as the included Steinberg Sequel 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 B3 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 analogue bass guitar signal directly to the XLR output without passing through an A/D converter.
Add A B3 To Your Pedalboard
The B3 is perfect for use in combination with traditional stompboxes. By adding a B3 to your pedalboard, you will decrease the size and complexity of your setup, while expanding your system's effects and modelling capabilities.
Accurate, Real-Time Tuner Function
The pedal's Tuner function offers smooth, real-time response with precise bass tuning accuracy. Whether you're in the middle of a performance or practising alone in your room, simply hold down the pedal's centre footswitch to start getting your strings back in tune. In addition, the B3'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.
Runs On Batteries, AC Adapter Or USB Power
The B3 can operate on three different power sources: AC adaptor (included), batteries or USB bus power when plugged into your computer. Four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries provide over six hours of continuous use. Whether on stage or in the studio, the B3 gives you reliable power options.
Super-Low Noise Design
The B3's 'noise floor' of -100dBm 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.
Free Edit&Share Software For Mac/PC.
Zoom's Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the B3, allows you to create, edit and save your personalised amp and effect settings on your computer. Use its 'radar charts' to access visual representations of each preset's tone characteristics, the 'amp/effect' sorting feature to easily locate your sounds and drag-and-drop options to rearrange patches for editing. With Edit&Share, you can download the latest patches online, as well as share your patches with others.
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