ZOOM G1 Four
The ZOOM G1 Four is a multi-effects processor designed for use with electric guitars. Offered in an easy to use stompbox format, the G1 Four sports a wide selection of effects, amp emulations, and other features, such as an onboard 30-second looper and a chromatic tuner. With 68 built-in rhythm patterns, you can add drum loops to the mix, which can be quite helpful during looping.
Stomp on 60 traditional and boutique effects
The Zoom G1 FOUR comes loaded with more than 60 traditional and boutique effects. Add dimension to your sound with delays and reverbs. Give it a polished sheen with a chorus, flanger, or phaser. Or reach for something more esoteric like a ring modulator, pitch-shifting delay, or a sitar simulation — it’s all in there. There are also 13 classic amplifier and cabinet models onboard, covering everything from squeaky-clean tranquility to high-gain anarchy. Use up to five effects simultaneously, chained together in any order. And when you’ve got everything dialed in, you can save up to 50 user-created patches.
Get inspired with 68 built-in drum patterns
Metronomes are great for keeping time, but they’re not very inspiring. That’s why the G1 FOUR includes 68 built-in drum patterns. These great-sounding rhythms give you plenty to jam along to, boasting multiple time signatures — 4/4, 3/4, and more. When we ran the G1 FOUR through its paces here at Sweetwater, we found the built-in rhythm patterns to be one of our favorite features — they’re a lot of fun!
Craft multi-part arrangements with a 30-second looper
Built-in drum patterns are great for keeping the beat, but they don’t do much for harmonic context when you’re practicing. But thanks to the Zoom G1 FOUR’s onboard looper, you can lay down a chord progression, loop it, then play over it. You can record and loop up to 30 seconds of CD-quality audio, which is more than enough to craft dynamic multi-part arrangements. And don’t think that the usefulness of the G1 FOUR’s looper is limited to practice sessions — it’s an awesome performance tool too!