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Zoom 506 good enough for recording?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Matthias, Dec 12, 2000.

  1. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    I'll put it short:
    I've heard the Zoom 506 is rather noisy, it's that true?
    Can you do recordings with it? (call it semi-professional, not just demo)

    BTW: If it sounds like crap or not, I will soon find out for myself, I'm just interested in that noise question.

  2. I've been using mine for several years for recording and never any complaints. Some of the efx are noisy especially at high boosts but I stay away from those anyway. I do work in home/project studios and several professional studios. I was doing a session with some Nashville guys, and the guitar player asked what was in my rack, I pointed to the 506 and a Bellari stereo tube DI and said that's it he thought is was just a tuner. I have a BassPOD now but still take the 506 in case an effect is called for.
  3. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    my mom bought me a zoom 506 II for christmas, i haven't gotten it yet but when i played with it in the store, it was awesome.
  4. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    Thanks for the comments!

    Noise seems to be relative anyway:
    In a Bass POD review I found the comment that some amp modellings are a bit noisy, but still quiet compared to the original amps :D

    Anyone else here who can tell me more?


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