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Zoom B3 multi-effects part 2

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by David Wilson, Dec 21, 2013.


  1. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  2. I'm in... Marking my spot so I can find it...
     
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  4. G On Bass

    G On Bass Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    Still diggin' mine!. Maybe looking for a 2nd one...
     
  5. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Same here.. a great practice tool as well.
     
  6. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    I'm getting to explore it as a practice tool more as well - the ability to connect it to the computer and play MP3s through it is really helpful. And when I want to practice a song to a set BPM, I find the drum patterns more useful than a metronome.
     
  7. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Disclosures:
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    I use mine for apartment practice a lot, and a lot of live applications. If I run it DI to the board though, the mute for the tuner doesn't work and it still sends signal? is there a way to fix this? I like people not hearing me tune....
     
  8. If you have an expression pedal it acts as a volume pedal when in tuner mode.
     
  9. Beersurgeon

    Beersurgeon

    Jul 16, 2010
    Denver
    Make sure the pre/post button in the back is on post.
     
  10. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Disclosures:
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    Thanks guys! Yeah it was the pre/post button... I actually have another question for youtube videos with it. I wanted to start recording bass covers, when I have the b3 hooked up through the USB I can run the headphones and hear my bass and the song I choose on my PC. When I hit record though it only picks up the bass signal(even though I still hear wmp running). Any ideas? I'm open to any open source suggestions.
     
  11. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    So you want to record the signal from the B3, and also the song playing through it?
     
  12. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Disclosures:
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    Yes.

    The B3 will record direct and is acting as the computer's mic/headphone which is a bit of the dilemma. If it's acting as the mic how do I record anything else with it. The regular laptop mic is pretty noisy so I'd prefer not to run amp and auxillary speaker from laptop. Trying to record as clean as possible.
     
  13. What recording software are you using?
     
  14. Voss451

    Voss451

    Mar 2, 2009
    It sounds like an easy fix. Just play along with the track and record yourself playing. Afterwards, you can just overlay the original mp3 in another track and re-mix them together.
     
  15. musicman7722

    musicman7722 Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Hampton, NH US of A
    I was wondering how close this comes to simulating the SABDDI? I tend to use the fat tube sound but roll off treble an bass a bit in an attempt to punch the mids. I like the idea of using this pedal and not the sans amp. Many more features.

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  16. musicman7722

    musicman7722 Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Hampton, NH US of A
    The only effect I use is a pog octave box. Does this box have one in its effects?
     
  17. thedude77md

    thedude77md Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    My guitarists and drummer are Sansamp BDDI nuts and love the things. They didn't know I was using the Zoom instead the other day.

    I am in love with mine. I want a second. I no longer haul around a pedal board.
     
  18. HugoBazZ

    HugoBazZ

    May 12, 2013
    Any ideas for some good synth sounds ? :)
    Only had the b3 for about 2weeks, i like it a lot :)
     
  19. Musicman, the B3 isn't as good as the POG IMO.
     
  20. Hugo, I like to combine filters, fuzz, octaves, and chorus etc for synth esque sounds. I find the B3's synth effects a little stiff feeling and harsh sounding for my taste.
     



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