Zoom RFX-1000 Specifications

Zoom RFX-1000 Specifications
OPERATION MANUAL
Introduction
Thank you for selecting the ZOOM RFX-1000 (hereafter simply called the "RFX1000 "). The RFX-1000 is a sophisticated digital reverb and multi-effect processor with
the following features and functions.
• 33 immediately usable effects
The RFX-1000 comes with a full complement of preset effects (11 effects x 3 banks).
Right out of the box, the unit is ready to create great sound. The REVERB bank in
particular provides a wide spread and natural sounding ambience that meets even
demanding professional standards.
• Built-in professional quality reverb
The reverb effects alone allow 121 different settings. The convincing sound stage
created by the RFX-1000 far surpasses anything else available in this class.
• Innovative choices
Lo-Fi EFX purposely degrades sound quality for special effect. RESONANCE
processes the input signal with sophisticated filtering. MIC SIMULATOR produces
condenser mic sound from a dynamic microphone. These and various other effects
are great for recording and give full scope to your creativity.
• Attractive mixdown effects
Mixdown effects can be used effectively to tailor the overall mood of a song when
performing mixdown (mixing multiple tracks onto two final stereo tracks) or
mastering (fine-tuning the sound and level of a final 2-track mix).
• Intuitive editing controls
Convenient knobs on the front panel let you directly adjust items such as the mixing
ratio of original sound and effect sound. Editing effect parameters on the fly is also
easy and straightforward. This allows quick fine-tuning for optimum sound.
• MIC IN jack
The dedicated microphone jack on the front panel comes in handy for creating vocal
effects without having to make cumbersome connections in the rear. Controlling the
VOCODER effect is a snap thanks to this feature.
Please take the time to read this manual carefully so as to get the most out of your RFX1000 and to ensure optimum performance and reliability. Retain this manual, the
warranty card and all other documentation for future reference.
Contents
Controls and Functions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2
Front Panel • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2
Rear Panel • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2
Rack Mounting • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4
Getting Connected • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4
Trying Out the Effects • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 6
Changing the Sound of an Effect • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 7
RFX-1000 Effects • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8
Troubleshooting • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 15
Specifications • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 5
Safety Precautions/Usage Precautions
Controls and Functions
Front Panel
(5) INPUT control
(1) POWER switch
Controls and Functions
(2) POWER indicator
(6) OUTPUT control
(4) Level meter
(3) MIC IN jack
(7) MIX control
(1) POWER switch
Serves to turn the unit on and off.
(4) Level meter
These indicators show the signal input level.
(2) POWER indicator
When the RFX-1000 is on, this LED indicator is lit in
green. When the foot switch FS01 (option) was used
to switch the effects off, the indicator flashes red.
(5) INPUT control
Serves to adjust the signal from the INPUT jacks and
the MIC IN jack.
(3) MIC IN jack
A dynamic microphone with an output impedance of
about 600 ohms can be connected here. Normally the
input signal from this jack is mixed with the signal
from the rear-panel INPUT jacks. When the
VOCODER effect is selected, the mic input signal
serves for controlling the effect. You can use your
voice to alter the sound character and the envelope
(volume change curve).
(6) OUTPUT control
Serves to adjust the level of the signal supplied at the
OUTPUT jacks.
(7) MIX control
Serves to adjust the balance between original sound
(DRY) and effect sound (WET). When the control is
turned fully counterclockwise, only the original sound
is output. When the control is turned fully clockwise,
only the effect sound is output.
Note: When plugging or unplugging a
microphone here, noise may occur. Be sure
to turn down the INPUT control (5) first.
Rear Panel
(1) BYPASS jack
(1) BYPASS jack
Serves for connection of the foot switch FS01 (option)
for switching effects on and off.
(2) OUTPUT jacks
Connect these jacks to the recorder or playback
system.
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(3) INPUT jacks
Connect a line-level source, such as an instrument or
the send output of a mixer, to these jacks. If a plug is
inserted only in the L/MONO jack, the signal from
this plug will be supplied to both channels. A highimpedance source such as an electric guitar should be
routed through a preamplifier or a guitar effect first.
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Controls and Functions
(9) CHARACTER/VARIATION selector
(11) EFFECT TYPE selector
Controls and Functions
(10) BANK switch
(8) REVERB TIME/ADJUST control
(8) REVERB TIME/ADJUST control
Serves to adjust an effect parameter of the currently
selected effect.
(9) CHARACTER/VARIATION selector
Serves to choose one of 11 character settings for the
currently selected effect, or to adjust an effect
parameter.
(10) BANK switch
Serves to select the effect bank (group of effects). The
following three effect banks are available.
• REVERB bank
Contains various reverb effects.
• EFFECTS bank
Contains single effects for instruments and voice,
and combined effects.
• MIX&SFX bank
Contains special effects and effects particularly
suited for mixdown (mixing multiple tracks onto
two final stereo tracks).
(11) EFFECT TYPE selector
Serves to choose an effect from the currently selected
bank.
(3) INPUT JACKS
(4) POWER connector
(2) OUTPUT jacks
(4) POWER connector
The supplied AC adapter is to be connected here for
powering the unit.
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Rack Mounting
The RFX-1000 is compatible with international 19-inch rack standards (EIA, DIN). Because the unit has been designed
for rack installation, it is preferable to operate the unit in this way, rather than simply placing it on a table or similar.
Align the four screw holes with the rack screw holes and securely fasten the unit to the rack with screws.
Caution
Rack Mounting / Getting Connected
lead to a fire risk or cause performance
degradation.
• Before installation, always unplug any
connecting cables and the AC adapter cable.
Otherwise the equipment or the cables may be
damaged.
• Make sure that the rack in which the unit is
installed is placed on a firm, solid surface, so
that it cannot shake or topple over. Otherwise
there is a risk of injury to persons or damage
to the unit or to other equipment.
• The RFX-1000 uses a metal frame,
making the unit heavier than it might
seem at first glance. While installing the
unit in a rack, carefully support the
weight of the unit until all screws are
securely tightened. Otherwise the unit
may drop, possibly causing injury to
persons or damage to itself or to other
equipment.
• Do not directly stack the unit on top of
other equipment. Otherwise heat may
Getting Connected
Basic Connections
RFX-1000 is connected to an electronic instrument, microphone, and mixer or other audio device
RFX-1000 rear panel
RFX-1000 front panel
FS01
MIC IN
Microphone
FS01
FS01
Always turn the power to all components off before making any connections.
Otherwise there is a risk of hearing damage or equipment damage by sudden
Caution
loud noise.
Insert Connection
This is an example for inserting the RFX-1000 between the sound source and a playback system or multi-track recorder
(MTR). A stereo source should be connected to the INPUT L/MONO and R jacks. A mono source should be connected to
the L/MONO jack only.
In this example, the signal from the mic or the instrument is effect processed by the RFX-1000 and then sent to the
playback system or MTR. The balance between original sound and effect sound is adjusted at the RFX-1000.
Rhythm machine, synthesizer, or similar
R
L
INPUT
Guitar effect
INPUT
L/MONO
R
L
OUTPUT
R
Guitar
Microphone
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MIC IN
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Mixer or
amplifier/speaker
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Rack Mounting
Rack Mounting / Getting Connected
* Rack mount screws are
not supplied with the unit.
Getting Connected
OUTPUT
R
L
R
INPUT
L/MONO
Synthesizer or similar
Amplifier/speaker
AC adapter
Send/Return Connection
This is an example for connecting the RFX-1000 to the send/return jacks of a mixer or multi-track recorder. Connect the
send jack of the mixer or MTR to the INPUT L/MONO jack of the RFX-1000, and connect the OUTPUT L/R jacks of the
RFX-1000 to the return jacks (or the stereo line input jacks) of the mixer or MTR.
In this configuration, the RFX-1000 should be set so that it outputs only the effect sound, and the balance between
original sound and effect sound should be adjusted at the mixer or multi-track recorder. Supplying the send signal to the
RFX-1000 in stereo is also possible.
INPUT
L/MONO
L
OUTPUT
R
RETURN
L
R
SEND
RFX-1000
Mixer or MTR
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Using the VOCODER Effect
This is a connection example for using the VOCODER effect from the MIX&SFX bank. Connect a dynamic microphone
to the front-panel MIC IN jack on the RFX-1000. Connect a synthesizer or other instrument to the rear-panel INPUT
L/MONO jack. You can then use the mic to vary the envelope (volume change curve) and the sound character of the
VOCODER effect. Instead of the mic, it is also possible to use the right- channel signal for controlling the effect. In this
case, the signal supplied to the INPUT L/MONO jack is controlled by the signal supplied to the INPUT R jack.
MD player or sampler or similar
with recorded voice
INPUT
L/MONO
Synthesizer
Microphone
R
L
OUTPUT
R
MIC IN
RFX-1000 Keyboard amplifiers
Using Two Effects in Parallel
Getting Connected / Trying Out the Effects
The RFX-1000 allows using two effects at the same time (in parallel). This is possible with effects from the EFFECTS
bank which have a double name separated with a slash ("/"). The following illustration shows a connection example for
using two effects independently in the left and right channel.
Synthesizer
Preamplifier or
distortion effect
or similar
INPUT
L/MONO
Guitar
amplifier
R
L
Keyboard
amplifier
OUTPUT
R
Guitar
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Trying Out the Effects
1.
Verify that the AC adapter, sound source,
and playback system are correctly
connected to the RFX-1000.
The INPUT control and OUTPUT control of the
RFX-1000 as well as the volume control of the
playback system should be set to minimum.
2.
Turn on the system in the following order:
sound source
RFX-1000
playback
system.
3.
While playing the sound source, turn up the
INPUT control of the RFX-1000 to adjust the
input level.
4.
Adjust the OUTPUT control and the volume
control of the playback equipment to obtain
a suitable playback volume.
5.
Use the BANK switch and the EFFECT
TYPE selector to select the desired effect.
Depending on the position of the BANK switch, the
available effects are as shown below.
CLIP LED
To minimize noise and distortion, the INPUT control
should be set as high as possible without causing the
CLIP LED to light.
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Select effect with
EFFECT TYPE selector
Select bank with
BANK switch
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Changing the Sound of an Effect
The following controls are available for changing the sound character and intensity of the preset effects of the RFX-1000
and for adjusting the balance between original sound and effect sound.
(1) MIX control
Adjusts the mixing balance between the original sound and the effect sound.
• When using the insert type connection pattern
Use the MIX control to adjust the mixing
balance between original sound (DRY) and
effect sound (WET).
Original sound
Effect sound
For effects such as compressor/limiter or
microphone simulator where the output is
the processed original sound, turn the MIX
control fully to WET.
Unprocessed sound
(original sound)
The function of this control differs, depending on
which effect bank is currently selected with the
BANK switch.
Processed
sound
Only effect
sound is output
(3) CHARACTER/VARIATION selector
The function of this selector differs, depending
on which effect bank is currently selected with
the BANK switch.
• REVERB bank selected
• REVERB bank selected
The control adjusts the reverb duration.
Short reverb
The MIX control should be turned fully
to WET, so that only the effect sound
is output. The mixing balance between
original sound and effect sound
should be adjusted at the mixer or
multi-track recorder.
Changing the Sound of an Effect
(2) REVERB TIME/ADJUST control
• When using the send/return type
connection pattern
The selector can be used to choose one of 11
reverb sound characteristics (settings with
different tone and intensity).
Long reverb
11 reverb character
settings
• EFFECTS or MIX&SFX selected
• EFFECTS or MIX&SFX selected
The control adjusts a major parameter of the
currently selected effect.
The control adjusts a major parameter of the
currently selected effect.
For information on which parameters can be
adjusted for each effect, see pages 8 - 15.
For information on which parameters can be
adjusted for each effect, see pages 8 - 15.
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RFX-1000 Effects
This section lists all the effects available in the RFX- 1000 and describes the character or parameter variations that are
possible.
Effects suitable for a send/return connection are marked with the S/R symbol.
• REVERB Bank
This bank contains a variety of reverb effects. For effects 1 - 9, the CHARACTER control can be used to select one of
eleven character variations.
1.
HALL
These effects simulate the reverb in various types of medium to
large size buildings.
CHARACTER
1 Large Hall
2 Bright Hall
Simulates a large concert hall.
3 Recital Hall
Simulates a small hall.
4 Municipal
Simulates a fairly large municipal style hall.
5 Wood Hall
6 Cathedral
Simulates a medium-size hall with predominantly
wooden interior.
7 Medconcert
Simulates a medium-size concert hall.
8 Strings Hall
9 Castle Hall
Simulates a concert hall designed for classical music.
Simulates a medium-size hall with strong, bright
reverb.
Simulates a large cathedral.
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
Simulates a medieval castle.
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10 Small Hall
Simulates a small hall with warm sound character.
11 Gymnasium
Simulates a gymnasium.
2.
These effects simulate the reverb in various types of interior spaces,
ranging from small rooms to large clubs.
ROOM
CHARACTER
1 Tile Chamber
Simulates the acoustics of a tiled room.
2 Warm Room
3 Big Wooden
Simulates the acoustics of a room with warm sound
character.
Simulates the acoustics of a fairly large room made
of wood.
4 Meeting Room
Simulates the acoustics of a conference room.
5 Large Club
Simulates the acoustics of a large club with strong
reverb.
6 GtrSpace
Reverb with a pronounced midrange.
7 Strings Room
Reverb emphasizing the low range and midrange.
8 Small Chamber
9 Glass Room
Reverb which makes the spoken voice stand out
clearly.
REVERB TIME
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
10 Rehearsal Space
Simulates a rehearsal room with strong reverb.
11 Garage
Simulates the reverb character of a garage.
3.
These effects simulate the so-called "plate reverb" sound (as
produced by a pickup mounted to a large, free-hanging iron plate).
PLATE
1 Large Plate
2 Bright Plate
S/R
Recommended
setting
Reverb with lean low end.
CHARACTER
8
REVERB
S/R
TIME Recommended
setting
Simulates the reverb produced by a large plate.
Bright plate reverb suitable for percussion.
REVERB TIME
S/R
Recommended
setting
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
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3 Dark Plate
Plate reverb with a feeling of depth.
4 Clear Plate
Transparent plate reverb suitable for vocals.
5 Short Plate
Plate reverb with short reverb time.
6 Slap Plate
Reverb with a long pre-delay.
7 Lo-Pass Plate
Plate reverb acting on the low frequencies.
8 Hi-Pass Plate
Plate reverb acting on the high frequencies.
9 Rich Plate
Dense, rich-sounding plate reverb.
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
10 Endless Plate
Smooth plate reverb with long duration.
11 Tunnel
Simulates the reverb as heard in a tunnel.
4.
Reverb effects best suited for vocals and narration.
VOCAL
CHARACTER
1 Female Rock
2 Male Ballad
Reverb suitable for female rock singers.
3 Chorus
Reverb suitable for chorus music.
4 Female Folk
Natural sounding reverb great for female vocals.
5 Hi Male Rock
6 Narration
Reverb suitable for fairly high-pitched male vocals.
7 Chanting
Reverb suitable for chanting.
8 Slapback
Emphasizes vocals without changing other
characteristics.
9 Enhancer
Reverb with emphasized high end.
REVERB
S/R
TIME Recommended
setting
Reverb suitable for ballads sung by male vocalists.
Reverb suitable for emphasizing narration.
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
Wide simulated space suitable for vocals.
11 EchoVerb
Reverb with long pre-delay.
5.
These effects lend a natural sounding ambience to the sound source
which is suitable not only for single instruments but also for stereo
music sources.
AMBIENCE
CHARACTER
1 Rock Mix
Reverb for rock type music sources.
2 Jazz Band
Reverb for jazz band type music sources.
3 Reggae Mix
Reverb with a strong wet feeling, for reggae and
related genres.
4 Keyboard
Great ambience for keyboard playing.
5 Hip Hop
6 Film Score
Ambience for rap and hip hop type music.
7 Electronic Mix
Spatial effect suitable for synthesizer.
8 New Age
Ambience suitable for MIDI sound sources.
9 Strings Quartet
Warm, midrange centered ambience for strings.
Ambience for film music.
10 Choral Mix
Rich ambience for chorus and vocal ensembles.
11 Percussion Mix
Ambience suitable for percussion ensembles.
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RFX-1000 Effects
10 LushVerb
S/R
REVERB TIME Recommended
setting
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
9
6.
DIMENSION
These effects control the spatial expansiveness of the sound.
CHARACTER
1 Super Wide
2 Stereo Mono
Emphasizes the stereo spread of music sources.
3 Left Right
Changes the sound localization from left to right.
4 Right Left
Changes the sound localization from right to left.
5 Big Delay
6 Mono Stereo
Effect with long pre-delay for creating a wide space.
7 StereoMids
Adds a wide, expansive feeling to the midrange.
8 Huge Bass
Creates an expansive low end.
9 Ping-Pong
Reverb bouncing back and forth between left and
right.
REVERB TIME Recommended
setting
Changes the sound localization from stereo to
mono.
Changes the sound localization from mono to
stereo.
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
10 Bass/Treble
Adds reverb to the low and high range.
11 Millennium
Creates a vast reverb space.
7.
These reverb effects are most suitable for drums and percussion.
PERCUSSION
CHARACTER
RFX-1000 Effects
1 Rock Kit/1
2 LatinPerc
Reverb suitable for rock drum.
3 Jazz Drums
Reverb for jazz drums.
4 Tom
Slightly deep effect for tom-toms.
5 Shaker
6 Reggae Drums
Creates optimum ambience for shakers and similar
percussion instruments.
7 Rock Kit/2
Allows adding reverb to snares or cymbals without
affecting the low range.
Mallet type percussion can be enhanced with this
effect.
Reverb with short pre-delay, emphasizing the low
frequencies.
8 MalletPerc
9 Slap
REVERB TIME
Midrange-centered effect for reggae drums.
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
10 Afro Drums
Reverb suitable for Afro type drums.
11 Bells
High range effect suitable for bells.
8.
These effects are best for ensemble sections such as strings or
brass.
ENSEMBLE
S/R
Recommended
setting
Light ambience for percussion.
CHARACTER
10
S/R
REVERB
S/R
TIME Recommended
setting
1 Strings
2 Brass
Reverb suitable for strings.
3 Piano
Warm, extended reverb great for piano solos.
4 Winds
Reverb suitable for woodwinds.
Reverb Time
5 Synth/1
6 Solo Strings
Reverb suitable for synthesizer.
Sets the reverb
duration.
7 Jazz Organ
Light reverb for highlighting organ sound.
Reverb suitable for brass ensembles.
Reverb suitable for solo strings.
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8 Chorus
Wide reverb for chorus groups.
9 Solo Winds
Subdued reverb great for wind instrument solos.
Reverb Time
10 Church Organ
Reverb for adding a spacious feeling to organ
music.
Sets the reverb
duration.
11 Synth/2
Great reverb sound for synthesizer.
9.
These effects add a feeling of power and energy to sound sources.
POWER
CHARACTER
REVERB TIME
1 Kick/1
2 Kick/2
Stresses the body impact of bass drums.
3 Snare/1
Stresses the body sound of snare drums.
4 Snare/2
Adds a bright reverb sound to snare drums.
5 Toms/1
6 Toms/2
Suitable for low toms and floor-standing toms.
7 Hand Perc
Suitable for hand percussion.
8 DistGtr/1
Suitable for distortion guitar sound with strong box
character.
Suitable for distortion guitar sound with bright
character.
Increases the perceived size of the bass drum
image.
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb
duration.
Emphasizes the midrange sound of tom-toms.
9 DistGtr/2
10 Vocal/1
Increases the power impact of vocals.
11 Vocal/2
Suitable for ballad type vocals.
10.
Special effect where the reverb is briskly cut by a gate.
GATE
Adjusts the threshold level where the
gate becomes active.
Threshold
REVERSE
REVERB TIME
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb duration.
This achieves a similar effect as a tape run in reverse.
Threshold
S/R
REVERB TIME
CHARACTER
Adjusts the sensitivity of the effect, that
is the level from which the reverb is
applied.
S/R
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CHARACTER
11.
S/R
Recommended
setting
Reverb Time
Sets the reverb duration.
• EFFECTS Bank
This bank contains seven sophisticated single effects (1 - 7) as well as four combined effects (8 - 11) which use two
effects simultaneously. The combined effects marked with a "+" are made up of two effects connected in series. The
combined effects marked with a "/" use two effects in parallel in the left and right channel.
1.
COMP LIM
(Compressor • Limiter)
This effect serves for keeping signal levels within a certain range.
The compressor raises the level of signals below a certain threshold and
reduces the level of strong signals. The limiter only reduces the level of
strong signals.
VARIATION
Comp Lim
Release
Switches between compressor and limiter
and adjusts the release time.
1 - 6: Compressor
Higher values mean longer
release time.
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REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Threshold
Sets the level where the
compressor/limiter becomes
active.
7 - 11: Limiter
Higher values mean longer
release time.
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2.
DELAY
A delay effect with a maximum delay time of up to 1486 ms.
VARIATION
Cross-feedback
3.
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Adjusts the amount of feedback (number of
delay sound repetitions).
6: Feedback = 0
Feedback
Delay Time
Short delay
Normal feedback
VARIATION
Pitch Shift
Interval
Long delay
2
20
3
100
4
200
5
300
6
400
7
500
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Sets the amount of pitch shift. The range
extends from slight detune to 1 octave up or
down.
VARIATION value 1
Shift (cent)
7
Sets the delay duration.
Stereo pitch shifter which adds a pitch-shifted component to the
original sound.
PITCH
S/R
8
700
9
10
900 1100
Pitch Shift
Up/Down
11
1200
Determines the direction of
pitch shift.
Downward shift
Upward shift
100 cent = 1 semitone
4.
CHORUS
A stereo chorus with three voices per channel.
VARIATION
Chorus Depth
Adjusts the depth of pitch modulation. Turning
the control clockwise increases modulation.
Light modulation
[Setting example]
5.
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Chorus Rate
Slow
VARIATION = 4
RFX-1000 Effects
Specifies the range over which the effect is
active. Turning the control clockwise makes
the range broader.
Narrow range
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Flanger Rate
VARIATION = 10
Adjusts the intensity of the fluctuation.
Turning the control clockwise results in more
intense fluctuation.
Phaser Depth
Slight fluctuation
ADJUST
TRM-PAN
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Phaser Rate
Intense fluctuation
[Setting example] Fluctuation optimized for electric piano
Adjusts the phaser
fluctuation rate.
Slow
Fast
ADJUST
VARIATION = 7
Effect ranging from tremolo to auto-panning.
VARIATION
Turning the control counterclockwise gives tremolo.
Turning it clockwise gives auto-panning with a
wider spread.
Strong tremolo
12
Fast
Phaser with pronounced fluctuation.
PHASER
Depth
Adjusts the flanger
modulation rate.
Slow
VARIATION
7.
ADJUST
Broad range
[Setting example] Ultra-slow flanger great for hi-hat
6.
Fast
Stereo flanger with a wide range.
VARIATION
Flanger Depth
Adjusts the pitch modulation
rate.
Heavy modulation
High-grade chorus with smooth presence
FLANGER
S/R
Strong auto-panning
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Rate
Adjusts the tremolo to autopanning rate.
Slow
Fast
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8.
This is an in-series combination of delay and reverb.
DLY+REV
VARIATION
Reverb Mix
9.
Adjusts the mixing ratio of the reverb sound.
Turning the control clockwise increases the
reverb ratio.
CHO+REV
10.
Adjusts the mixing ratio of the reverb sound.
Turning the control clockwise increases the
reverb ratio.
VARIATION
Adjusts the mixing ratio of the reverb sound.
Turning the control clockwise increases the
reverb ratio.
Weak reverb
11.
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Chorus Depth
Adjusts the modulation depth.
(Modulation rate is fixed.)
Strong reverb
VARIATION
Adjusts the mixing ratio of the reverb sound.
Turning the control clockwise increases the
reverb ratio.
Weak reverb
Strong reverb
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Delay Time
Adjusts the delay time up to
a maximum of 743 ms.
(Feedback is fixed.)
Short delay
Long delay
This is a parallel combination of flanger and reverb. The left channel
carries the flanger effect and the right channel the reverb effect.
FLG/REV
Reverb Mix
Adjusts the delay time up to
a maximum of 743 ms.
(Feedback is fixed.)
This is a parallel combination of delay and reverb. The left channel
carries the delay effect and the right channel the reverb effect.
DLY/REV
Reverb Mix
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Delay Time
This is an in-series combination of chorus and reverb.
VARIATION
Reverb Mix
S/R
S/R
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Flanger Rate
Adjusts the modulation rate.
(Modulation depth is fixed.)
Slow modulation
Fast modulation
This bank comprises special effects such as MIC SIMULATOR and VOCODER as well as mixdown effects useful for
mixdown (mixing multiple tracks onto two final stereo tracks).
The effects from this bank are best used with the MIX control turned fully
clockwise, so that only the WET sound is output.
WET sound only
For effects 1 - 4, the parameters adjusted by the VARIATION control and REVERB TIME/ADJUST control are the
same.
1.
POWER MIX
Mixdown effect which emphasizes the bass and gives the sound a
powerful punch.
2.
WIDE MIX
Mixdown effect which stresses the left/right stereo spread.
3.
BOOST MIX
Mixdown effect which gives the sound a tight low end and snappy high
end.
4.
VOCAL MIX
Brings out suppleness and warmth in vocals by stressing the midrange and
adding plate type reverb.
VARIATION
Reverb Color
Switches the reverb sound character.
2 - 6: Short reverb mix ratio
increases towards higher
numbers.
1: Reverb = Off
ZOOM RFX-1000
7 - 11: Long reverb mix
ratio increases towards
higher numbers.
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Intensity
Adjusts the intensity of the
respective effects.
Weak effect
Strong effect
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RFX-1000 Effects
• MIX&SFX Bank
5.
MIC SIMULATOR
Simulates the characteristics of a high-quality condenser microphone
while using an economical dynamic microphone.
VARIATION
Vocal/Inst Comp
Switches the characteristics for vocals or
instruments, and adjusts the limiter
sensitivity.
1 - 6: Vocals
Higher numbers result in
higher limiter sensitivity.
6. CABINET SIM
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Enhance
7 - 11: Instruments
Higher numbers result in
higher limiter sensitivity.
Adds the sound character of an amplifier speaker cabinet to the sound of
an electric guitar.
VARIATION
Combo/Stack &
Depth
Selects the amplifier type (combo or stack)
and adjusts the effect intensity.
1 - 6: Combo type
Higher numbers result in
stronger cabinet sound.
7.
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Presence
7 - 11: Stack type
Higher numbers result in
stronger cabinet sound.
VARIATION
Adjusts the amount of distortion. Turning the
control clockwise increases distortion.
Weak distortion
8.
RING MOD
Strong distortion
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Rotary Rate
RFX-1000 Effects
Switches the delay mode.
9. RESONANCE
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Frequency
2 - 10: Varies the delay time
from flanging to repeat
delay.
This is a filter effect with a resonance component.
Selects the filter type and adjusts the
resonance intensity.
1 - 6: Manually adjusts the
cutoff frequency. Turning the
control clockwise increases
the resonance.
Lo-Fi EFX
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Frequency
/ Sensitivity
7 - 11: Uses the input signal
envelope to automatically
alter the cutoff frequency.
Turning the control
clockwise increases the
resonance.
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When the Type & Q
parameter is set to manual
(1 - 6), this control adjusts
the cutoff frequency. When
the Type & Q parameter is
set to automatic (7 - 11), this
control adjusts the
sensitivity.
This is a special effect that can be used to purposely degrade
sound quality.
VARIATION
Lo-Fi Color
Sets the frequency with
which the input signal is to
be multiplied.
11: Feedback = Off
VARIATION
10.
Fast rotation
This is a ring modulator with short delay.
1: Delay = Off
Varies the input signal
modulation frequency.
Type & Q
Adjusts the speaker rotation
speed.
Slow rotation
VARIATION
Delay Mode
Adjusts the level of the ultra
high range.
Simulates a rotary speaker where the speaker is turned by mechanical
means.
ROTARY
Drive
Adjusts the intensity of the
treble enhancer.
Selects the sound character.
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Tone
Adjusts the effect tone.
ZOOM RFX-1000
11.
VOCODER
This effect lets you use a mic connected to the MIC IN jack to control the
signal from a synthesizer supplied to the INPUT L jack. The signal
supplied to the INPUT R jack is mixed with the MIC IN signal and can also
be used as control signal.
To use this effect, turn the MIX control fully to WET.
VARIATION
Mode &
Character
1
2
3
4
5
REVERB TIME/ADJUST
Selects the number of filter bands for the
VOCODER and the sound character.
Fast attack
18 bands
Slow attack
6
7
8
10 bands
9
10
11
Fast attack
Slow attack
Sensitivity
Adjusts the VOCODER
sensitivity.
VOCODER only
+ chorus
+ distortion + chorus
VOCODER only
+ distortion
VOCODER only
+ chorus
+ distortion + chorus
VOCODER only
+ chorus
+ distortion + chorus
High sensitivity
Low sensitivity
Troubleshooting
Symptom
No sound or very low
volume
No effect sound
Remedy
Follow the instructions in "Getting Connected".
• Is another kind of AC adapter connected?
Use only the supplied AC adapter.
• Is sound source connected correctly to
INPUT jacks and are OUTPUT jacks
connected correctly to playback system?
Follow the instructions in "Getting Connected".
• Are all shielded cables used for the
connection okay?
Try replacing the shielded cables.
• Are the connected sound source and
playback system operating normally? Is the
volume set to a proper position?
Check all components and set the volume to a
suitable position.
• Are INPUT control and OUTPUT control of
RFX-1000 set properly?
Follow the instructions in "Trying Out the
Effects" and adjust the controls properly.
• Is a microphone connected to the rearpanel INPUT jack?
Connect the microphone to the front-panel MIC
IN jack.
• Are effects turned off and is the MIX control
fully turned to the WET position?
Turn the MIX control towards DRY.
• Is input signal level too high?
Adjust INPUT control so that CLIP LED does
not light at signal peaks.
• Were effects turned off with foot switch
FS01 connected to rear panel?
Press foot switch again to turn effects on.
• Is incorrect foot switch connected?
Use only ZOOM FS01.
RFX-1000 Effects / Troubleshooting / Specifications
Input sound breaks up
or is distorted
Check
• Is supplied AC adapter connected correctly?
Specifications
Number of preset programs
Sampling frequency
A/D converter
D/A converter
DSP
Rear Inputs
L/MONO, R
Input impedance:
Reference input level:
Microphone input
Input impedance:
ZOOM RFX-1000
363 (11 effects x 3 banks x 11
variations)
44.1 kHz
18 bit, 64 times oversampling
18 bit, 8 times oversampling
Zoom original ZFX-2 (24-bit signal
processing)
Reference input level:
Outputs
L, R:
Output impedance:
Reference output level:
Control connector
Power requirements
standard monaural phone jack x 2
10 kilohms (MONO), 20 kiloohms
(STEREO)
-10 dBm to +4 dBm
standard monaural phone jack x 1
20 kilohms
Dimensions
Weight
-56 dBm
standard monaural phone jack x 2
100 ohms or more
-10 dBm to +4 dBm
BYPASS (FS01)
Applied AC adapter 12V AC (AD0008)
482 (W) x 44 (H) x 115 (D) mm
1.5 kg
* 0 dBm = 0.775 Vrms
* Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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Safety Precautions/Usage Precautions
Safety Precautions
Caution
In this manual, symbols are used to highlight warnings and
cautions for you to read so that accidents can be prevented.
The meanings of these symbols are as follows:
Warning
Caution
This symbol indicates explanations about
extremely dangerous matters. If users
ignore this symbol and handle the device
the wrong way, serious injury or death
could result.
This symbol indicates explanations about
dangerous matters. If users ignore this
symbol and handle the device the wrong
way, bodily injury and damage to the
equipment could result.
Please observe the following safety tips and precautions to
ensure hazard-free use of the RFX-1000.
Warning
Caution
Caution
• Power requirements
The RFX-1000 is powered by the supplied AC
adapter . To prevent malfunction and safety hazards,
Do not use any other kind of AC adapter.
When using the RFX-1000 in an area with a
different line voltage, please consult your local
ZOOM distributor about acquiring a proper AC
adapter.
• Environment
Avoid using your RFX-1000 in environments where
it will be exposed to:
• Extreme temperature
• High humidity or moisture
• Excessive dust or sand
• Excessive vibration or shock
• Handling
The RFX-1000 is a precision instrument. Do not
exert undue pressure on the unit.
Also take care not to drop the unit, and do not
subject it to shock or excessive pressure.
Caution
• Connecting cables and input and output
jacks
You should always turn off the power to the RFX1000 and all other equipment before connecting or
disconnecting any cables. Also make sure to
disconnect all cables and the AC adapter before
moving the RFX-1000.
• Alterations
Never open the case of the RFX-1000 or attempt to
modify the product in any way since this can result
in damage to the unit.
Usage Precautions
• Electrical interference
The RFX-1000 has been designed to minimize radio
frequency emissions and is highly resistant to external
interference. However, if placed very close to equipment
such as TV sets or radio receivers, reception
interference may occur. If you encounter problems,
move the RFX-1000 further away from the affected
equipment.
Whatever the type of digital control device, the RFX1000 included, electromagnetic damage can cause
malfunctioning, and can corrupt or destroy data. Since
this is an ever-present danger, thorough care should be
taken to minimize the risk of damage.
• Cleaning
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the RFX-1000. If
necessary, slightly moisten the cloth. Do not use
abrasive cleanser, wax, or solvents (such as paint thinner
or cleaning alcohol), since these may dull the finish or
damage the surface.
Please keep this manual in a convenient place for
future reference.
ZOOM CORPORATION
NOAH Bldg., 2-10-2, Miyanishi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0022, Japan
PHONE: +81-42-369-7116 FAX: +81-42-369-7115
Printed in Japan RFX-1000-5000
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