Zoom MS-60B Firmware Update 2.0 (June 2017)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Alib8, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Alib8


    Aug 16, 2014
    Hey everyone, I just saw this on the Zoom news page:
    Firmware Update: V2.0 for MS-60B (dated June 02, 2017)

    "The MultiStomp MS-60B, Zoom’s versatile bass effects pedal has just been given a firmware update. Firmware Version 2.0 adds 84 new effects in addition to the 58 effects the MS-60B already has."

    I was just trying to decide between a Zoom B1on, MS-60B and the MS-100BT when I saw these news. I was leaning on the MS-100BT as all the downloadable effects have been made free.

    It seems like MS-60B is now up to date on all the newer effects that are on the Zoom B1on/MS-100BT, so there is there any reason to not prefer it with this new firmware update, in terms of available effects and sound quality?

    Old list: https://www.zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/MS-60B_FX-list_English.pdf
    New fx list: https://www.zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_MS-60B_FX-list_v2.pdf
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2017
  2. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    Awesome! My favorite bass pedal ever! I have two of them and a MS-100BT (which I can't load other effects on because I don't have the right apple device).
  3. lakefx


    Sep 14, 2012
    Awesome! Looking through the list, the Dual Comp and addition of dry blend to a couple of the dirt models are particularly exciting.
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  4. Johno Dunn

    Johno Dunn Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Carpinteria, Ca.
  5. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Starke, FL
    Owner: JLA Custom In Ear Monitors
    Way cool!! I still use my MS60B, into a Rolls PM-351 as a mini wired ears rig. These updates are awesome
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  6. MS-100BT freeing up all the algos is news to me. May have to finally pull the trigger on one of those... :thumbsup:

    The MS-60B update makes that unit equally compelling.

    Throw in the towel and get the magic trifecta of the aforementioned two and the MS-70CDR?

    andruca likes this.
  7. warrplayer


    Apr 16, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Don't forget the ms-60b is mono in and the MS-100bt is stereo. If they get turned into the same boxes, the 100 wins by this hardware default. Luckily I already own both.
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    they updated the firmware of the MS-70CDR too.
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  9. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    How do you use a stereo-in? I understand the concept of stereo-out for modulation, but I don't get the in...can you use it to plug two basses in or something?
  10. warrplayer


    Apr 16, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    No. For your bass it would make no difference. It is more for if you want to use the Zoom after an effect that has a stereo out. Say you have your own favorite stereo chorus and want to add some Reverb from the zoom. USing the MS-100bt allows you to keep the stereo image intact. It is just more of a true multieffect device.
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  11. warrplayer


    Apr 16, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I use both all the time (and a b1on) when I am recording.
  12. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Awesomesauce. I really, really, really didn't expect that to happen.

    Finally, a TS model. I always felt that was a huge omission in the original firmware.
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  13. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Now with compressors, octavers, 2-band parametric EQ (LPF, HPF), and synths, to say that I am elated would be an understatement :hyper:
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2017
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  14. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    The first thing I'm going to try after the update is "The Bomber".
    rdcpedals likes this.
  15. Awersumsauzages!
  16. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    This was unexpected. Guess I gotta take it off the shelf and see what's new!
  17. warrplayer


    Apr 16, 2008
    Charlotte, NC

    Maybe make that the last thing you try right before you die. ;)
  18. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    If you're not kidding (as in, you didn't hear about this "effect" from the B3), you're going to be sorely disappointed. =0)
    OzzyGreg likes this.
  19. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    This update appears to preserve user settings, but I'd recommend a backup using Zoomlib before updating. Zoomlib 1.01 works fine with the new firmware.
    LowLund likes this.
  20. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Thanks! I never think to check on updates. Big help.
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