While my tryst with the zoom 70CDR continues, I happened to see some demos of the Zoom G3X and when I did dig deeper found that this processor in fact is loaded with features. So began my tryst with this Zoom G3X.
At the onset this processor is loaded with the same kind of effects (though not so many) like the MS70CDR (which I love by the way), this has some nice Amp modelling and some decent dirt pedals.
As in my previous blog, the major drawback for me in the MS70CDR were these things…
1. No easy way to TAP TEMPO the tempo and use the TUNER
2. No way to use my existing pedals / 70 CDR in such a way that I could get dotted eighths
3. Had to use a Amp modelling pedal like the Tech 21 series to get a decent sounding tone when running into the PA /mixer
To address these drawbacks, when I saw the Zoom G3X, I jumped at it.
And when I found out that the same MIDI signals can be used (which I used in the 70CDR), I couldn’t but help, pick this thing up…
Now come the hacks J
I took the old 70CDR Arduino board and tweaked the code and viola, the Zoom G3X now does all I want it to.
1. Change patches via MIDI
2. Use TAP tempo and Tuner
3. Dooooooooooooooootttted eighths delay …
4. There is one more thing I love - Ability to switch ON / OFF individual pedals in a PATCH (I am writing code [50% done] to control this thingy via MIDI…
Here are some pics and a demo video of my small pedal board with the MIDI controller and foot switch.