96 kHz sampling brings out the original sound character of the bass
The fundamental frequencies of an electric bass are about 40 to 600 Hz,
but harmonics go all the way up to the ultrasonic frequency range. Many
conventional pedal effects make the low end sound thin and lifeless.
This usually is not only because of insufficient response in that range,
but also because the harmonics are not handled properly. The B2 series
from ZOOM makes such problems history. 24-bit resolution and a sampling
frequency of 96 kHz ensure signal processing power on a par with the best
rack-mount devices. The dynamic, wide-range bass signal retains its full
impact, and the result is clear, powerful sound that remains a distinct presence
also when playing in a band ensemble.
ZOOM original 32-bit DSP ZFX-3
The heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. ZOOM
elevates performance to the next level with its newly developed ZFX-3 chip.
32-bit architecture means outstanding accuracy and smooth and detailed signal
processing. Fine nuances of fingering and touch come through without any deterioration.
Great bass amp sounds for any situation
Sophisticated bass amp modeling allows you to adjust parameters such as speaker cabinet
characteristics and low-range response in three levels. Get the dynamic, high-impact
bass sound of a large cabinet even with flat-response systems. This is handy when using
headphones or studio monitors, or when playing through a small combo amp or other bass
amp with low output power. Alternatively, turn the cabinet effect off and use only the
characteristics of the amp head. Create your very own bass amp sound and get it whenever
and wherever you want, even when using a series of different bass amplifiers on stage.
Six-band linear EQ or two-band parametric EQ offer total flexibility
Center frequency allocation and filter slopes of the built-in six-band EQ are optimized
for bass guitar. Peaking type filters in the middle range (150Hz, 450Hz, 1kHz, 3kHz)
are augmented by shelving type filters at the low and high end (70Hz and 6kHz). This
ensures the shortest possible route from creative idea to actual sound. Further flexibility
is offered by the possibility to switch to a two-band parametric EQ, for delivering a pin-point
boost or cut. The B2 series lets you really take control.
Two bass synthesizer types with different filtering and internal waveforms
Sophisticated bass amp modeling allows you to adjust parameters such as speaker cabinet characteristics
and low-range response in three levels. Get the dynamic, high-impact bass sound of a large cabinet even
with flat-response systems. This is handy when using headphones or studio monitors, or when playing
through a small combo amp or other bass amp with low output power. Alternatively, turn the cabinet
effect off and use only the characteristics of the amp head. Create your very own bass amp sound and
get it whenever and wherever you want, even when using a series of different bass amplifiers on stage.
13 different bass amp and stomp box modeling choices
By digitally simulating the clipping action of analog devices such as tubes and diodes, the unit faithfully
duplicates the characteristics of tube amps and vintage effects. Going far deeper than the superficial "tone",
this also includes elements such as depth and dynamics. Freely adjust the mix between drive sound and original
sound to create deep distortion while your bass delivers a real punch.
47 high-quality effects implemented with 32-bit processing
Nine modules dedicated to aspects such as dynamics, drive, modulation, and ambience offer a total of 47 effects.
Because the effects are optimized for the bass guitar range, you can freely create various sonic scenarios without
impairing the bass foundation of the ensemble sound. A limiter/compressor lets you control peaks and ensure that
levels are matched. The auto wah and resonance filter are indispensable for playing that funky sound. The octaver
creates a wave of energy in the ultra-low range. The defret effect gives you the sweet tone and smooth transients
of a fretless bass. Other features include delay with settings to 5000 ms and hold function, tape echo for that
vintage feeling, crystal-clear stereo chorus, as well as flanger, phaser, pitch shifter and many other studio-class effects.
The right tools for the job -- editing controls with analog fee
The three rotary knobs let you tailor three different parameters at the same time. Control sensitivity, attack, and level for
the compressor effect, or time, feedback, and mixing level for the delay effect. It's like having an array of stomp boxes ready
for action. In play mode, the three knobs adjust cabinet character, drive effect tone, and patch level. This lets you quickly
match the unit's performance to the bass guitar amp or room acoustics. Delay time and modulation rate settings can be made directly
via the intuitive TAP key input
40 ready to use preset patches for stage and studio
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