ZOOM and I go back a LONG way. Back to last century. Remember the 9030? the 9000? The list goes on. I've always been drawn to their tech approach to guitar gear. The G6 is the latest offering from Zoom. It doesn't disappoint. They've bundled 22 amp/cab sims in, 70 IR spots (you can bring in your own too), TONS of effects, USB 2 x 2 audio stream capability (not shown in this video) ... lots of stuff. Sounds? They're great too. You can tweak them to make them sound the way you want but the starting blocks are cool. It's not expensive either. Will it do what you want? Probably. Check out the video and the official page. Rock on.
・ 16 types of standard amp models + 6 types of ZOOM original amp models
・ In addition to 22 types of cabinet models, 70 IR data are pre-installed.
・ ZOOM original effect: 2 types of distortion + 3 types of modulation
-IR loader function that can read up to 2048 samples, 120 in total (70 presets + 50 users)
・ Up to 7 effects + 1 amp model (or up to 9 effects) can be used at the same time
・ 240 types of effect patches can be stored in memory (for both factory and user)
-4.3-inch touch screen with swipe, drag and drop operations
・ Looper function that can record phrases of up to 45 seconds (monaural 90 seconds) and 68 types of rhythm pattern functions
・ 2 in / 2 out USB audio interface function
-Send / return terminal to which you can connect your favorite external effects
-Stereo AUX input terminal that is convenient for connecting music players, etc.
・ Expression pedal for foot control of volume / pitch / wah, etc.
-SD card slot that can read external IR data and expand / save looper recording time
-Compatible with the Mac / Windows software "Guitar Lab" for which additional effects / patches can be obtained.
・ You can use the iPhone / iPad application "Handy Guitar Lab" with the optional Bluetooth adapter (BTA-1).
・ Extend the product warranty period to 3 years with free online user registration
External dimensions: 228 mm (D) x 418 mm (W) x 65 mm (H)
Weight: 1.94 kg
Guitar: Strats. 2011 Eric Johnson (at the end of the vid); 2020 Ultra Strat.
Cables: Providence and Boss
Power Supply: ZOOM PSU
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro and Canon D60
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum
Desktop Monitors: PreSonus R80 R-Series Active AMT Studio Monitors (https://www.presonus.com)
Computer: 2017 Apple iMac Pro, 2.5 GHz 14-Core Intel Xeon W, 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro Vega 64X 16 GB
Software: Logic Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Compressor.
This video was requested and sponsored by Zoom's Australian Distributor, Dynamic Music. I get the G6. Yay.