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Zoom GCE-3 mimi multi effects

Zoom GCE-3 mimi multi effects  ·  Source: Zoom


The new Zoom GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator is certainly the smallest audio interface with amp simulations and multi-effects in one unit I have ever seen and it launches at Winter NAMM.


Zoom GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator

This ridiculously USB audio interface gives you access to Zoom’s Guitar Lab software collection of guitar effects, amps and cabinets. It records to your computer via USB-C (for both Mac or Windows )and has both Aux-in on stereo mini-jack and a regular jack guitar input. Plus, as handy headphone out as well, so you can go off and noodle quietly to yourself.

Zoom GCE-3

Zoom GCE-3 it is tiny! · Source: Zoom

Take the load off

The GCE-3 can give you sounds from the Zoom G5n, G3Xn and the B3n bass pedal as well. The unit will take the load off your computers CPU and allows you to organise and download new effects patches. Effects include stuff like distortion, overdrive, EQ, compression, delay, reverb, flanger, phaser and chorus.

It also does amps and cabinet simulation, so you can build whole virtual guitar rigs with the setup, which makes this a perfect device for musicians on the move.

The built-in DSP processing takes the load and does all the work, so your computer doesn’t have to.


A handy clipboard function can memorize up to four individual effects, each its own custom parameters and you can then copy and paste them onto other patches as desired. Plus, you can also download new effects from Zoom.

It also comes bundled with Steinberg’s Cubase LE software to get you going, so if you needed a DAW you won’t need to go out and purchase any more software.


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