For the money this was unbeatable, but if I had my time again I may have waited for the Korg unit with its extra track, although woith the stereo digital bouncing capability, I've not missed this yet.
I have had alsmost as much fun with this unit as any other guitar toy I have played with. If you can think of it it can probably do it!
Model Year: 2001
Price: $200.00 Sterling (new)
Where Obtained: PMT Southend
Loade with switches that allow you to control almost any parameter needed, the controls are easy to use but not immediately obvious, with the complex instructions it can take a while to be able to use it. When the knowledge is in the head though, this is so simple it is silly. YOu can lay down drum and bass lines to almost any rythms you need, and layer and layer on top quickly and simply. Hours of fun can be had on this without any real difficulty.
The sounds from the d&b part are a bit clinical but no problem with that, they sound real just a bit technical (?). The effects are good sounds typical zoom try it you may like it. THe recording parts fine even with the built in mike. Not professional standard, but for sketching and playing brilliant value, it even mikes classical guitar reasonably well!
Once the instructions are understood it is easy, even intuitive, but it takes some hours to get there. THe time taken is enjoyable unlike some of the other rythm units I own, and with the effects and recording abilities almost anything is possible.
Plastic but tough, for bedroom fiddling, and home recording this is good at what it does, I carry commuting, and can play with the backing tracks and its seems to be pretty robust. Zoom are usually plastic but I don't remember anyone complaining about breaking them!
I recommend this device for everyone who needs quality for a good price.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: BlueMusic
3 audio tracks on Smart Media
Additional virtual tracks allow for multiple takes on each track
Multi-effects and guitar amp modeling
Drum and Bass accompaniment
Punch-in/out, Bounce Recording functions
SmartMedia recording (17 minutes of Stereo Hi-Fi recording on a 64 MB
I use a Fender California Strat with a Marshall 15 watts.
I play Jazz and Blues and it seems to be a very versatile device. It's a very impressive device and I recommend for everyone who needs to record his own songs for a very cheap price and an excellent result.
It's programmable and easy to create and edit patches. You can get a very good quality sound, much more than the GFX-707 model. The only requirement is to read with very attention its manual.