Stringed instruments and accessories
At NAMM Summer Session 2002 Zoom launches live-effects guitar and bass processors combined with an easy-to-use drum machine with SmartMedia sampler, and about 70 new effects.
The new models' (707II for guitar, 708II for bass) onboard drum machine includes 60 preset rhythm patterns featuring high-quality PCM sounds. The internal sampler lets players record sounds for learning riffs and phrases. Playback speed can be reduced with or without affecting pitch and storage is available via a SmartMedia card.
The 707II features 74 Zoom guitar effects (10 simultaneously) including a variety of distortions, reverbs, delays, modulation effects and more. Other features include amp tone simulation and 120 patch memory locations (60 user and 60 preset). The 708II has 69 Zoom bass guitar effects (9 simultaneously) including EQ, reverbs, delays, modulation effects and more. The 708II also features 33 amp modeling programs that emulate some of the world's most revered bass amps and cabinets.
Designed for performance, the systems features analog edit knobs for easy adjustment of effect parameters in real time. They can also be used as "Instant Edit" in play mode for distortion, modulation and reverb programs. A large LED display clearly shows all critical information on dark stages and other low light situations. The built-in expression pedal controls a variety of parameters. Simple up/down footswitch operation allows easy access to patches and sampling functions.
For convenience, the units can be powered by four AA batteries or an optional AC adaptor.