An entire pedalboard in one device
The Zoom G5 is the ultimate guitar pedal. It offers 123 effects and 22 amp and cabinet models, and it allows you to chain up to 9 of them together for extraordinary multi-effect complexity. Four separate backlit displays—each with its own dedicated foot switch and control knobs—make it easy to edit effects and bring them in and out as needed. Advanced features like the revolutionary three-dimensional Z-Pedal, an onboard chromatic tuner, a 12AX7 tube booster, balanced line-level output, USB port, and integrated rhythm machine and looper complete the picture. Both onstage and in the studio, you can count on your G5 to deliver great sound and unparalleled flexibility.
145 ways to hone your tone
The G5 is loaded with 145 incredible-sounding DSP effects. These include 123 compressors, noise gates, filters, equalizers and wah effects, as well as boosters, overdrives, fuzzes, phasers and flangers, plus chorus, pitch shift, tremolo, vibrato—even ring modulation. There are simulations of both classic and contemporary pedals such as the MXR Dynacomp, Distortion+ and M-117R, Aphex Punch Factory, Moog MF-101, Ibanez TS808, Marshall Guv'nor, Fuzz Face, Big Muff, Pro Co Rat, ADA Flanger, Z.Vex Seek-Wah, and Boss OD-1, DS-1, Metal Zone, and CE-1. Original effects include Zoom's Noise Reduction (ZNR) algorithm and ExtremeDS, which offers the most powerful gain of any distortion effect in the world. Delays and natural-sounding reverbs include rooms, halls, arenas, plates, springs, and tape delay simulators, as well as dual effects such as compressor/overdrive, chorus/delay and delay/reverb. There are also an additional 20 expressive effects specially designed for use with the Z-Pedal.
In addition, there are 22 amp and preamp models—vintage and modern, tube and solid-state—based on the best from manufacturers like Fender, Marshall, Vox, Matchless, ADA, Mega Boogie, Sound City, Hiwatt, Orange, Carr Mercury, Two Rock, Diezel, ENGL, Bogner and Krank. Each comes with its own distinct virtual cabinet, and you can pair any amp model to any cabinet model to further alter the tonal quality. You can even match the output of a given amp/cabinet model to the actual setup you're playing through (options include Direct, Combo Front, Stack Front, Combo Power Amp and Stack Power Amp).
Easy to use yet packed with power
The intuitive design of the G5 allows easy navigation in both live and studio settings and makes creating, saving and rearranging effects a breeze. Four LCD screens, each with corresponding footswitches and parameter knobs, form a large graphical interface that allows you to view and edit multiple effects at a glance.
Up to 9 effects can be used simultaneously, arranged in any order you like, and signal flow can be reversed at the touch of a button. 297 patch memories are provided for the storage of custom edited and chained multi-effects, all pre-loaded with useful factory settings. Changing patches is near-instantaneous and requires just a tap of a footswitch.
A standard ¼" input jack and passive/active switch allow you to plug any electric guitar into the G5. Outputs are provided on dual mono ¼" and balanced XLR output jacks, enabling the unit to be connected to one or two amplifiers or to line-level devices (pre- or post-effect) such as external effects devices, recorders and mixing boards. There's also a dedicated headphone output for private monitoring.
Number of effects: 145
Number of simultaneous effects: 9 (8 DSP + 1 Z-Pedal effect)
Number of patches: 297 (99 banks of 3)
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
A/D conversion: 24-bit, 128× oversampling
D/A conversion: 24-bit, 128× oversampling
Signal processing: 32-bit floating-point and 32-bit fixed point
Frequency characteristics: 20Hz – 20 kHz +1 dB, -6 dB (into 10 kO load)
Display: Backlit dot matrix LCD x 4
Tuner range: 435 - 445 Hz
Type: Standard mono ¼" phone jack
Rated input level: -20 dBm*
Input impedance: 1 MO ACTIVE/PASSIVE (switch selectable)
Type: Dual mono ¼" phone jack
Maximum output level: +5 dBm (output impedance load of 10 kO or more)
Type: Standard stereo ¼" phone jack
Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32O load)
Type: XLR connector
Output impedance: 100 O (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 O (HOT-COLD)
PRE/POST (switch selectable)
GND LIFT (switch selectable)
Control input: For Zoom FP01/FP02/FS01
AC adapter: DC 9V center-negative, 500 mA (Zoom AD-16)
USB: Firmware update and interface functions
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit rate: 16-bit
Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (32bit) or newer with Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8GHz or faster, RAM 1GB or more
Windows® Vista SP1 (32bit, 64bit) or newer /
Windows® 7 (32bit, 64bit) with Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core 2.7GHz or faster, RAM 2GB or more
Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7 with Intel® Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster, RAM 1GB or more
Dimensions: 190mm(D) x 470mm(W) x 90mm (H)
AC adapter (Zoom AD-16)
Steinberg Cubase LE recording software