Zoom G5N Guitar Effects & Amp simultor
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.
Advanced features for that extra edge
The G5 offers a slew of advanced features, including a built-in Tube Booster—complete with a real 12AX7 vacuum tube—for warmth and intensity, plus up to 16dB of extra overdrive. There's also a built-in chromatic tuner that supports a variety of standard guitar tunings—even drop tunings. A Tap Tempo function allows you to to set delay times and modulation effect frequencies in real time to the rhythm of the song you're playing. There are 41 realistic-sounding rhythm patterns too—PCM samples of drums being played in a variety of different genres and time signatures.
It's easy to create full orchestrations with your G5. An onboard Looper enables you to layer up to 60 seconds of performance (through the effect or effects of your choice) in high quality 16-bit 44.1kHz audio. The Looper can also be used in conjunction with rhythm accompaniments, allowing you to play along with the pattern of your choice.
The amazing Z-Pedal: extraordinary expression in three dimensions
The G5's Z-Pedal provides a level of expression unsurpassed by any other guitar pedal. It senses not only vertical, but also horizontal side-to-side movement, allowing you to control up to three effect parameters simultaneously, such as volume, modulation rate, and delay time. 20 factory patches are provided which are specifically designed for use with the Z-Pedal.
A simple calibration procedure enables you to customize the Z-Pedal sensitivity, allowing the G5 to adapt to your particular pedaling style. The torque can be easily adjusted, and pedal range can be independently set for every patch. You can even set the minimum value higher than the maximum value for reverse pedaling effects.
Using your G5 with a computer
The G5 has a USB port for connection to any Macintosh or Windows computer, allowing it to act as a 2-input / 2-output audio interface. Simply launch your DAW or the included Steinberg Cubase LE software and start laying down tracks. Direct monitoring during recording ensures zero latency, allowing you to overdub with ease.
The G5 is also fully compatible with Zoom's Edit & Share software, available below as a free download. This easy to use software allows you to catalog, edit and share your patches. Powerful sorting tools help you quickly find exactly the sound you're after, then drag, drop and reload them in whatever order you need for your next gig—easy to do with a laptop even if you're on the road.
State of the art editing with every G5
The Zoom G5 comes with a free download license for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software, providing not just the ability to create incredible guitar sounds in every box, but to do spectacular things with it.
Take your recordings to a more professional level. Steinberg’s powerful and state-of-the-art audio software used by creators around the world now comes with every Zoom G3, G3X, and G5 purchase.
Currently shipping with:
Cubase LE8 for Mac OS X 10.9/10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1
For information on license activation and upgrades, visit our Steinberg Software support page.