Zoom's completely redesigned drive sounds use their most technologically advanced spectral analysis, impulse response and frequency response data, making all the new settings offered on the G2Nu/G2.1Nu the most realistic models they've ever created. There are 20 models of legendary guitar amps and stomp boxes, with accurately fine-tuned sonic aspects like gain setting, range and harmonics character. In addition, you can choose from 10 original sounds created by ZOOM, designed for excellent clarity and presence, capturing your dynamic range adjustments and picking nuances that give you that truly expressive tone that you crave
The G2Nu/G2.1Nu operate as an audio interface, letting you record directly to a computer connected via USB cable. All your sound settings used during rehearsal or a live performance can be recorded onto your DAW software. Its direct monitoring capability eliminates any latency problems, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.
All 30 drive sounds have a special modeling algorithm designed specifically for line recording. Simply turn on the DIRECT key on the top panel and enjoy dynamic amp sounds that recreate the ideal speaker cabinet characteristics over a flat response audio system or headphones. Of course, this mode works perfectly for direct recording to a DAW application via the USB audio interface.
The G2Nu/G2.1Nu features 20 highly creative and versatile patches produced under the supervision of master guitarist Steve Vai. Also included are dozens of presets that authentically recreate the vintage rock sounds of the sixties and seventies, plus the styles of many famous artists.
We supply 100 patches right out of the box and you can create your own and save up to 100 more right on the pedal.
To recreate the rich blend of harmonics in the upper frequency ranges that are unique to tube amplifiers, you need a powerful, fast processor. Thanks to its high-resolution signal processing using 96 kHz sampling and 24-bit A/D/A conversion, the advanced ZFX-3 sound engine implements complex digital modeling technology to convincingly recreate those subtle tube amp characteristics.
One of the most important and useful new additions to the G2Nu/G2.1Nu is its large 1.9 inch display. This new screen makes creating your own sounds a breeze. But Zoom also simplified the interface with three large control knobs to make changing your tone similar to a stomp box, making the overall operation easy and intuitive.
Ranging from standard to advanced, nine modules with 83 high-quality effects provide unsurpassed flexibility and tonal variation. Choose effects like the MXR Dynacomp, famed for its peculiar compression, Vox Crybaby and other renowned wah pedals, four types of chorus with great depth and ambience and six types of reverb providing transparent clarity. Or let your tonal imagination run free with dynamic flangers, tremolo with selectable modulation waveform, harmonized pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, reverse delay and many more.
The frequency bands of the built-in 6-band graphic equalizer were designed specifically for electric guitar. In the crucial midrange, which determines a great deal about tonal quality (400 Hz, 800 Hz, 3.2 kHz, 6.4 kHz), peaking type characteristics are used. The low end (160 Hz) and high end (12 kHz) are adjusted with shelving type curves. This gives you the complete tone control capability normally found on high-end studio gear.
The LCD display and LED indicators make its auto- chromatic tuner easy to use on a dark stage. Its mute tuning capability is also very useful on stage.
Choose from 40 different rhythm patterns including 8-beat and 16-beat as well as 4-beat, shuffle and many other variations. The intuitive tap key makes it easy to directly set the tempo. Start a jam session anytime, anywhere.
Specifications such as a signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB and noise floor of -100 dBm provide a level of performance that is unsurpassed. Background noise is effectively eliminated, and ZOOM's proprietary ZNR noise reduction also removes unwanted noise. Even the tails of sustained notes come out beautifully, with natural release.
With its amazing patch change speed of only 5 milliseconds, the G2Nu/G2.1Nu allows you to never miss a beat. Change from rhythm playing to a solo in an instant by simply pushing the switch and start playing the solo phrase at the same time because the muting interval when switching patches has been reduced to an absolute minimum.
The optional foot switch (FS01) allows tap tempo input for rhythm, looper, and effects. Other selectable functions include rhythm pattern start/stop, bank switching, delay input muting, and delay hold on/off switching.
You can connect an optional expression pedal (FP02) to control effect parameters such as wah, pitch shift, volume, drive gain, modulation rate, or delay/reverb mix in real time. The G2.1Nu has a built-in expression pedal and a dedicated PEDAL ASSIGN key which makes it easy to select the effect you want control on any patch setting. Effect on/off switching is also possible by pushing the pedal fully down.
While offering performance and functions far beyond its class, the G2Nu/G2.1Nu has a sturdy metal chassis that can stand up to the rigors of the road, yet, it’s still compact enough to fit into the pocket of a guitar case. Wherever you need it: on tour, in the studio, or rehearsals, the G2Nu/G2.1Nu is ready to rock.
The G2Nu/G2.1Nu can use three different power sources: AC adaptor, batteries or USB bus power when plugged into your computer. Whether in the studio or on stage, the G2Nu/G2.1Nu gives you power options that work.
30 types of redesigned drive sounds
USB interface allows direct recording to a computer
Large 1.9-inch LCD panel supports new intuitive interface
96kHz sampling and 24-bit A/D/A conversion
100 preset guitar sounds + 100 user patches
20 patches designed by renowned guitarist Steve Vai
83 high-quality effect types
6-band graphic equalizer
Auto-chromatic tuner with LED indication
Integrated drum machine with PCM sound sources
Looping function records 5-second phrases
Ultra-low noise design: signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB and noise floor of –100dB
Extremely fast 5 ms patch change speed
Built-in expression pedal
Edit & Share software available through free download
Heavy-duty construction and slim size
Runs on AA batteries, AC adapter (included) or USB bus power
Effect Types: 83
Effect Modules: 9
Patch Memory: User 100 + Preset 100
Sampling Frequency: 96kHz
A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 64 times over-sampling
D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 64times over-sampling
Signal Processing: 32-bit
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHz + 1.0dB, -3.0dB (10kΩload)
Display: 128 x 64 pixel, 1.9" backlit LCD
Input: 1/4" phone jack
Rated input level: -20dBm
Input impedance: 1MΩ
Output: 1/4" stereo phone jack (Line / headphones combined)
Maximum output level: +5dBm (Output load impedance: 10kΩ or higher)
Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Ω load
Control Input: Expression pedal, footswitch
USB Interface: 16-bit, 32kHz/44.1kHz/48kHz
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X v10.4/10.5/10.6
Noise Floor: -100dBm
Power Requirements: AA size (LR6) battery x 4, AC adaptor (AD-16: DC9V/Center negative/500mA), USB bus power
Battery life: 6.5 hours. (with alkaline batteries)
Dimensions (mm): 169(D) x 260(W) x 67(H)
Weight: (without batteries): 1300g