Manual - Full Compass

Manual - Full Compass

Operation Manual

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS / Usage Precautions

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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

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.

Caution

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 B2.1u.

Warning

Power requirements

Since power consumption of this unit is fairly high, we recommend the use of an AC adapter whenever possible. When powering the unit from batteries, use only alkaline types.

[AC adapter operation]

• Be sure to use only an AC adapter which supplies 9 V DC,

300 mA and is equipped with a "center minus" plug

(Zoom AD-0006). The use of an adapter other than the specified type may damage the unit and pose a safety hazard.

• Connect the AC adapter only to an AC outlet that supplies the rated voltage required by the adapter.

• When disconnecting the AC adapter from the AC outlet, always grasp the adapter itself and do not pull at the cable.

• During lightning or when not using the unit for an extended period, disconnect the AC adapter from the AC outlet.

[Battery operation]

• Use four conventional IEC R6 (size AA) batteries

(alkaline).

• The B2.1u cannot be used for recharging.

• Pay close attention to the labelling of the battery to make sure you choose the correct type.

• When not using the unit for an extended period, remove the batteries from the unit.

• If battery leakage has occurred, wipe the battery compartment and the battery terminals carefully to remove all remnants of battery fluid.

• While using the unit, the battery compartment cover should be closed.

Warning

Environment

To prevent the risk of fire, electric shock or malfunction, avoid using your B2.1u in environments where it will be exposed to:

• Extreme temperatures

• Heat sources such as radiators or stoves

• High humidity or moisture

• Excessive dust or sand

• Excessive vibration or shock

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Warning

Handling

• Never place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the B2.1u since this can cause electric shock.

• Do not place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on the B2.1u since this can cause fire.

• The B2.1u is a precision instrument. Do not exert undue pressure on the keys and other controls. Also take care not to drop the unit, and do not subject it to shock or excessive pressure.

• Take care that no foreign objects (coins or pins etc.) or liquids can enter the unit.

Caution

Connecting cables and input and output jacks

You should always turn off the power to the B2.1u and all other equipment before connecting or disconnecting any cables. Also make sure to disconnect all connection cables and the power cord before moving the B2.1u.

Warning

Alterations

Never open the case of the B2.1u or attempt to modify the product in any way since this can result in damage to the unit.

Caution

Volume

Do not use the B2.1u at a loud volume for a long time since this can cause hearing impairment.

Usage Precautions

Electrical interference

For safety considerations, the B2.1u has been designed to provide maximum protection against the emission of electromagnetic radiation from inside the device, and protection from external interference. However, equipment that is very susceptible to interference or that emits powerful electromagnetic waves should not be placed near the B2.1u, as the possibility of interference cannot be ruled out entirely.

With any type of digital control device, the B2.1u included, electromagnetic interference can cause malfunctioning and can corrupt or destroy data. Care should be taken to minimize the risk of damage.

Cleaning

Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the B2.1u. 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.

* Windows and Windows XP are registered trademarks of

Microsoft Corporation.

* Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer.

* All other product names, trademarks, and company names mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.

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Contents

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS / Usage Precautions ................................ 2

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS .................................................................... 2

Usage Precautions .............................................................................. 2

Features .............................................................................................. 4

Terms Used in This Manual .............................................................. 5

Controls and Functions / Connections ........................................... 6

Selecting a Patch ............................................................................... 8

Using the Tuner ............................................................................... 10

Using the Rhythm Function ............................................................ 12

Editing a Patch ................................................................................. 14

Storing/Copying Patches ............................................................... 16

Using the Built-in Expression Pedal ............................................... 18

Other Functions................................................................................ 20

Making settings for the internal expression pedal .......................... 20

Adjusting the sensitivity of the built-in expression pedal ............... 20

Using an external expression pedal (FP01/FP02)............................ 21

Using a foot switch (FS01) ................................................................ 21

Using the B2.1u as audio interface for a computer......................... 22

Use as a direct box ........................................................................... 23

Restoring Factory Defaults ............................................................ 24

Linking Effects.................................................................................. 25

Effect Types and Parameters.......................................................... 26

How to read the parameter table ..................................................... 26

COMP/LIMIT ................................................................................. 27

WAH/EFX ...................................................................................... 27

DRIVE/SYNTH ............................................................................... 29

ZNR/MIX ....................................................................................... 30

LO EQ ........................................................................................... 30

HI EQ............................................................................................. 31

MOD/SFX ...................................................................................... 31

DELAY ........................................................................................... 33

REVERB ........................................................................................ 33

CONTROL..................................................................................... 34

Specifications .................................................................................. 35

Troubleshooting .............................................................................. 35

B2.1u Preset Pattern ............................................................ Back cover

The FCC regulation warning (for U.S.A.)

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part

15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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Features

Thank you for selecting the

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(hereafter simply called the "

B2.1u

"). The B2.1u is a multi effect processor with the following features and functions.

Latest technology for outstanding performance

96 kHz / 24 bit sampling (with 32 bit internal processing) assures excellent sound quality. The B2.1u

carves out a sonic outline in superb detail while preserving the original sound character of the bass guitar.

The B2.1u also has a USB connection and can be used as a direct bass guitar/computer interface.

Versatile palette of effects

Out of a total of 47 effects, up to nine (including ZNR) can be used simultaneously. The dazzling choices provided by the B2.1u include distortion effects modeled on famous amps and compact effects, compressor/ limiter effects for dynamic punch, a parametric equalizer essential for working on sonic nuances, as well as various delay and modulation effects. Both in quality and versatility, the B2.1u far surpasses anything in its class. You can even transform the output into a cool synth bass or fretless bass sound.

Really usable patches straight out of the box

Effect module combinations are stored and called up in units referred to as patches. The B2.1u comes with a full complement of 40 read-only plus 40 user-programmable patches, giving you 80 great reasons to start grooving.

Great for live performances and direct recording

The distortion effects have a special parameter that selects whether to apply only the head amp characteristics or add also the cabinet sound. This lets you use the B2.1u effectively not only for a live performance but also when feeding the signal directly to a recorder.

XLR connector for direct output

In addition to the [OUTPUT/PHONES] jack, the B2.1u features an XLR connector for sending a balanced line-level signal to equipment such as a PA mixer or recording console. The signal can be derived from a point before or after effect processing. A ground lift switch is also provided, which is useful to prevent hum in the direct output caused by ground loops.

Integrated auto-chromatic tuner and rhythm functions

Realistic PCM sound sources are available to auto-play a number of rhythm patterns. This is convenient for use as a metronome during practice or to provide a simple rhythm part for a quick session. An autochromatic tuner for bass guitar is also built right into the unit, including a function for silent tuning which lets you easily tune your instrument on stage.

Sophisticated user interface

The combination of a rotary type selector and three parameter knobs make the effect editing process intuitive and quick. The mute interval when switching patches has been reduced to less than 8 milliseconds. Seamless patch changing is now a reality.

Dual power supply principle allows use anywhere

The B2.1u can be powered from four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries or an AC adapter. Continuous operating time on batteries is approximately 6 hours with alkaline batteries.

Easy operation with expression pedal and foot switch

An optional foot switch (FS01) or expression pedal (FP01/FP02) can be connected to the [CONTROL

IN] jack. The foot switch is convenient for quickly toggling effect programs, setting the tempo of the rhythm function, turning delay hold on and off, etc. A connected expression pedal lets you adjust the volume in real time.

Please take the time to read this manual carefully so as to get the most out of the unit and to ensure optimum performance and reliability.

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Terms Used in This Manual

This section explains some important terms that are used throughout the B2.1u documentation.

IN

COMP/LIMIT WAH/EFX DRIVE/SYNTH ZNR/MIX

Effect module

As shown in the illustration above, the B2.1u can be thought of as a combination of several single effects.

Each of these effects is referred to as an effect module.

In addition to modules comprising compressor and limiter effects (COMP/LIMIT), amp simulator/synth bass effects (DRIVE/SYNTH), and modulation/special effects (MOD/SFX), the B2.1u also provides a module f o r Z N R ( Z O O M N o i s e R e d u c t i o n ) . V a r i o u s parameters such as effect intensity can be adjusted for each module individually, and modules can be switched on and off as desired.

Effect type

Within some effect modules, there are several different effects which are referred to as effect types.

For example, the modulation/SFX effect module

(MOD/SFX) comprises chorus, flanger, pitch shifter, delay, and other effect types. Only one of these can be selected at a time.

Effect parameter

All effect modules have various parameters that can be adjusted. These are called effect parameters.

In the B2.1u, effect parameters are adjusted with the parameter knobs 1 – 3. Similar to the knobs on a compact effect, these change aspects such as tonal character and effect intensity. Which parameter is assigned to each knob depends on the currently selected effect module and effect type.

LO EQ HI EQ MOD/SFX DELAY REVERB

OUT

Patch

In the B2.1u, effect module combinations are stored and called up in units referred to as patches. A patch comprises information about the on/off status of each effect module, about the effect type used in each module, and about effect parameter settings. The internal memory of the B2.1u holds up to 80 patches

(including 40 patches which allow read/write).

Bank and area

A group of ten patches is called a bank. The memory of the B2.1u comprises a total of eight banks, labelled A to d and 0 to 3. Banks A – d form the user area which allows read/write. Banks 0 to 3 are the preset area containing read-only patches.

The patches within each bank are numbered 0 through 9. To specify a patch of the B2.1u, you use the format "A1" (patch number 1 from bank A), "06"

(patch number 6 from bank 0), etc.

Play mode/edit mode

The internal status of the B2.1u is referred to as the operation mode. The two major modes are "play mode" in which you can select patches and use them for playing your instrument, and "edit mode" in which you can modify the effects. The module selector serves for switching between the play mode and edit mode.

Operating the B2.1u on batteries

1.

Turn the B2.1u over and open the cover of the battery compartment on the bottom.

B2.1u bottom view

Latch

2.

Insert four fresh IEC

R6 (size AA) batteries.

Four IEC R6

(size AA) batteries

3.

Close the cover of the battery compartment.

Push the cover in until the latch audibly snaps into place.

Insert batteries facing in alternate directions.

Cover

Latch

Press the latch to release it and then raise the cover.

Use four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries.

When the batteries are getting low, the indication "bt" appears on the display.

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Controls and Functions / Connections

Top Panel

Module selector

Switches between play mode and edit mode. In edit mode, the knob selects the module for operation.

BANK [-]/[+] keys

In play mode, the keys serve for directly switching to the next lower or higher bank.

In edit mode, the keys switch the effect type for the currently selected module.

[STORE] key

Serves for storing edited patches in memory.

[

W]/[Q] foot switches

These switches are used for selecting patches, switching effect modules on and off, controlling the tuner, and other functions.

Computer

[USB] connector

Allows you to connect the B2.1u. to a computer, for exchanging audio data.

Rear Panel

Mixer

[BALANCED OUT] connector

This XLR connector can be used to send a balanced line-level signal to

PA equipment, recording devices, or similar.

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[PRE/POST] switch

Selects the point where the signal supplied at the [BALANCED OUT] connector is obtained. In the "POST" position (switch engaged), the signal is branched at a point after effect processing, and in the "PRE" position (switch disengaged), it is branched at a point before effect processing.

[GROUND] switch

Determines whether the [BALANCED OUT] connector is grounded or not. In the "LIFT" position (switch engaged), the ground pin of the [BALANCED OUT] connector is uncoupled from the signal path. In the

"CONNECT" position (switch disengaged), the ground pin is connected.

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Controls and Functions / Connections

Parameter knobs 1 - 3

These knobs allow changing the level of effect parameters or of the overall patch. During rhythm playback, the knobs let you select a pattern, set the tempo, and adjust the rhythm volume.

[PEDAL ASSIGN] key

This key lets you select the function of the built-in expression pedal. The currently selected function is shown by a lit LED.

[TAP] key

Allows manual input of time related effect parameter values such as delay time, and rhythm pattern tempo.

RHYTHM [

R/P] key

Serves to start/stop rhythm playback.

Display

Shows patch numbers, setting values, and other information about operating the B2.1u.

Expression pedal

Lets you adjust the volume or various effect parameters in real time during play.

[INPUT] jack

Serves for connecting the bass guitar.

Bass Guitar

[DC IN] jack

An AC adapter (ZOOM AD-0006) with a rated output of 9 volts DC,

300 mA (center minus plug) can be plugged into this jack.

FP01/FP02

FS01

Headphones

Bass Guitar amplifiers

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AC adapter

[POWER] switch

Turns the unit on and off.

[CONTROL IN] jack

Serves for connection of the optional foot switch

(FS01) or expression pedal (FP01/FP02).

[OUTPUT/PHONES] jack

This stereo phone jack serves for connection to the bass guitar amplifier or for monitoring with headphones. It is also possible to use a Y cable for sending the output to two amplifiers, to produce a spacious stereo effect sound.

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Selecting a Patch

To try out the various effects of the B2.1u, we recommend that you simply play your instrument while switching patches.

Turn power on

Use a shielded cable with mono phone plug to connect the bass guitar to the [INPUT] jack of the B2.1u.

When using the B2.1u with the AC adapter, plug the adapter into the outlet and plug the cable from the adapter into the [DC IN] jack on the B2.1u.

Set the [POWER] switch on the rear panel of the B2.1u to ON.

Turn the bass guitar amplifier on and adjust the volume to a suitable position.

Set the B2.1u to play mode

If the Module selector is set to a position other than "PLAY", set it to "PLAY".

The bank and patch that were selected when the power was last turned off will appear on the display.

A 1

Bank name Patch number

HINT

Immediately after turning the B2.1u on, the unit will be in play mode, even if the

Module selector is set to a position other than "PLAY".

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Select a patch

To switch the patch, press one of the [

W]/[Q] foot switches.

Pressing the [

W] foot switch calls up the next lower patch, and pressing the [Q] foot switch calls up the next higher patch.

Repeatedly pressing one foot switch cycles through patches in the order A0 – A9 ... d0 – d9

→ 00 – 09 ... 30 – 39 → A0, or the reverse order.

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Adjust tone and volume

To adjust the effect sound and volume levels in play mode, the Parameter knobs 1 – 3 can be used. Each knob controls a specific parameter.

Parameter knob 1

Adjusts the CABINET parameter of the

DRIVE/SYNTH module

(cabinet simulator effect intensity).

Parameter knob 3

Adjusts the PATCH

LEVEL parameter (output level of the entire patch).

Parameter knob 2

Adjusts the TONE parameter of the DRIVE/SYNTH module (mainly distortion sound character).

When you turn a Parameter knob, the corresponding

LED lights up and the display briefly shows the current value of the respective parameter.

NOTE

• If the DRIVE/SYNTH module is set to OFF for the currently selected module

(indication "oF" is shown on the display),

Parameter knobs 1 and 2 have no effect.

• The higher the setting value of Parameter knob 1 (CABINET parameter), the more will the cabinet character be emphasized.

• Changes made here are temporary and will be lost when you select another patch. To retain the changes, store the patch in the user area.

• The master level in common to all patches is set in edit mode (→ p. 34).

Directly selecting a bank

To select the banks A – d, 0 – 3 directly, use the BANK [-]/[+] keys.

Pressing the BANK [-] key calls up the next lower bank, and pressing the BANK

[+] key calls up the next higher bank.

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Using the Tuner

The B2.1u incorporates an auto-chromatic tuner. To use the tuner function, the built-in effects must be bypassed (temporarily turned off) or muted (original sound and effect sound turned off).

Switch to bypass or mute

Setting the B2.1u to the bypass

In play mode, press both [

W]/[Q] foot switches together briefly and release.

B P

Setting the B2.1u to the mute state

In play mode, press both [

W]/[Q] foot switches together and hold for at least 1 second.

M T

Patch change at bypass/mute

When you press both [

W]/[Q] foot switches together while

playing your instrument, the bypass/mute condition is activated. However, the sound may change momentarily just before the condition is activated. This is because the

B2.1u switches to the next higher or lower patch when one of the foot switches is pressed slightly earlier. (When you cancel the bypass/mute condition, the original patch number will be active again.)

This kind of behavior is not a defect. It is due to the very high speed at which the B2.1u responds to patch switching. To prevent the sound change caused by the above condition, do not produce sound with your instrument until the bypass/mute condition is fully established.

Play the string to tune

Play the open string to tune, and adjust the pitch.

A 8

The left side of the display shows the note which is closest to the current pitch.

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Using the Tuner

Adjusting the reference pitch of the tuner

If required, you can fine-adjust the reference pitch of the B2.1u tuner.

The default setting after power-on is center A = 440 Hz.

Turn Parameter knob 1.

The current reference pitch is shown.

The adjustment range is 35 – 45 (center A = 435 to 445 Hz).

4 0

While the reference pitch value is shown, turn

Parameter knob 1 to adjust it.

4 2

When you release the Parameter knob, the display indication will return to the previous condition after a while.

NOTE

When you turn the B2.1u off and on again, the reference pitch setting will be reset to 40 (center A = 440 Hz).

Return to play mode

Press one of the [

W]/[Q] foot

switches.

The right side of the display shows a symbol that indicates by how much the tuning is off.

A 8

Pitch is high Pitch is correct Pitch is low

Tune other strings in the same way.

Indication turns faster the more the pitch is off

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Using the Rhythm Function

The B2.1u has a built-in rhythm function that plays realistic drum sounds in various patterns. The rhythm function is available in play mode or in the bypass/mute condition.

Set the B2.1u to play mode

If the Module selector is set to a position other than "PLAY", set it to "PLAY".

Start the rhythm function

To start the rhythm function, press the RHYTHM [

R/P] key.

NOTE

During rhythm playback, the

REVERB module is OFF.

Select a rhythm pattern

The B2.1u has 40 built-in rhythm patterns.

For more information on the pattern contents, see the back cover of this manual.

To continuously switch rhythm patterns, turn Parameter knob 1.

To select the next higher or next lower rhythm pattern, press one of the BANK [-]/[+] keys.

When the above steps are carried out, the current rhythm pattern number (01 – 40) is briefly shown on the display.

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Using the Rhythm Function

Adjust the rhythm volume

To adjust the rhythm volume, turn

Parameter knob 3.

When you turn the Parameter knob, the current setting (0 – 30) is shown on the display.

2 5

Adjust the tempo

The rhythm pattern tempo can be adjusted in the range of 40 – 250 BPM (beats per minute).

To continuously change the rhythm tempo, turn Parameter knob 2.

To manually specify the rhythm tempo, hit the [TAP] key at least three times in the desired interval.

At the first push of the [TAP] key, the current tempo value is shown on the display. The B2.1u then automatically detects the interval for the second and subsequent keypresses and sets the tempo accordingly.

While the above steps are carried out, the current tempo value (40 – 250) is shown on the display.

For values in the range from 100 to 199, a dot is shown after the first digit. For values of 200 and above, dots are shown after the first and second digits.

2 0 4 0

Dot is shown

Dots are shown

Tempo = 120 BPM Tempo =240 BPM

Stop the rhythm

To stop the rhythm, press the RHYTHM [

R/P] key.

The B2.1u returns to the previous condition.

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Editing a Patch

The patches of the B2.1u can be freely edited by changing the effect parameter settings. Try editing the currently selected patch to create your own sound.

Select the effect module

Turn the Module selector to select the effect module to edit. The following settings are available.

(5)

(3)

(4)

(2)

(1)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(5) LO EQ module

(6) HI EQ module

(10) Pedal/foot switch related parameters

When you switch to a different module, the effect type currently selected for that module is shown on the display. While the B2.1u is in edit mode, a dot appears in the bottom right of the display.

Effect type

A G

Dot shows that unit is in edit mode

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To switch an effect module on and off

The indication "oF" appears on the display. When you press one of the foot switches again, the indication returns to the previous condition.

O F

To switch the selected module between ON and OFF, press one of the [

W]/[Q] foot switches.

HINT

The ZNR/MIX module cannot be turned off in this way. To disable ZNR, set the effect parameter value to "oF".

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Editing a Patch

Terminate the edit mode

To terminate the edit mode and return to the play mode, set the

Module selector to the "PLAY" position.

NOTE

When you return to play mode and select another patch, the changes you have made in edit mode will be lost unless you store the patch first. To retain the changes, store the patch as described on page 16.

Change the parameter value

To change the setting value of effect parameters, use the Parameter knobs

1 – 3.

Which parameter is assigned to a knob depends on which effect module/effect type is selected. For information on parameters for effect modules/effect types, see page 27 – 34.

When you turn a Parameter knob, the corresponding LED lights up and the display briefly shows the current value of the respective parameter.

5 5

NOTE

When a module that is set to OFF is selected, the display will show "oF".

Select the effect type

To switch the effect type of the selected module, use the BANK [-]/[+] keys.

S B

NOTE

If you press the BANK [-]/[+] keys for a module that is set to OFF, the module will be turned ON.

For modules that have only one effect type, pressing the BANK [-]/[+] keys has no effect.

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Storing/Copying Patches

An edited patch can be stored in a bank of the user area (A – d). It is also possible to store an existing patch in another location to create a copy.

In play mode or edit mode, press the [STORE] key

The bank and patch number are shown on the display as a flashing indication.

A 0

NOTE

Patches of banks in the preset area (0 –

3) are read-only. No patches can be stored or copied into these locations. If you press the [STORE] key while a patch from the preset area is selected, the patch "A0" (bank A, patch number 0) will be selected automatically as default store/copy target.

Select the store/copy target bank

To select the store/copy target bank, use the BANK [-]/[+] keys.

D 0

NOTE

Only a bank of the user area (A – d) can be selected as store/copy target bank.

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Storing/Copying Patches

To cancel the store process

To cancel the store process, operate the

Module selector before pressing the [STORE] key again ( ).

Press the [STORE] key once more

When the store/copy process is completed, the B2.1u returns to the previous mode, with the target patch being selected.

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Specify the store/copy target patch number

To specify the store/copy target patch number, use the [

W]/[Q] foot switches.

D 4

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Using the Built-in Expression Pedal

The expression pedal on the top panel of the B2.1u lets you adjust the effect sound or the volume in real time during play. Which element is controlled by the pedal can be selected for each patch individually.

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Select the patch for which the expression pedal is to be used

Select the element to be controlled by the expression pedal

Press the [PEDAL ASSIGN] key to select the element to be controlled by the expression pedal. The row of LEDs above the key shows which element is currently selected.

The respective selection is indicated as follows.

• All LEDs are out

The expression pedal has no effect.

• VOLUME

The expression pedal controls the volume for the entire patch.

• DRIVE MIX

MIX BALANCE parameter of ZNR/MIX module

• WAH/EFX, MOD/SFX, DELAY, REVERB

Respective module parameter

HINT

• Which parameter will be changed by the expression pedal depends on the effect type selected for the respective module. For details, see pages 27 - 33.

• The pattern in which the parameter changes when the expression pedal is operated can be selected in edit mode from four choices. For details, see page 34.

• If the module to which the expression pedal was assigned is set to OFF in the patch, the LED flashes. In this case, operating the expression pedal has no effect. If DRIVE MIX is selected, the LED flashes when the DRIVE/SYNTH module (not the ZNR/MIX module) is off.

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Using the Built-in Expression Pedal

Operate the pedal

While playing your instrument, move the expression pedal up or down.

Move up or down

To switch a module on or off

When you push the expression pedal fully down, the module selected with the [PEDAL ASSIGN] key is switched on or off.

Push fully down

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Store the patch as necessary

The expression pedal setting can be stored for each patch individually.

NOTE

If you select another patch in play mode without storing the patch, any changes that you have made to the settings will be lost.

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Other Functions

This section describes how to use the internal expression pedal as well as an external pedal or foot switch.

Use of the B2.1u as an audio interface or direct box is also explained.

Making settings for the internal expression pedal

The built-in expression pedal on the top panel of the B2.1u can function as a volume pedal or it can be used to control an effect parameter in real time.

Which function is selected for the expression pedal is stored for each patch individually.

For details on parameters that can be modified with the expression pedal, see pages 27 – 33.

1.

Select the patch for which you want to use the expression pedal.

2.

Set the Module selector to the

"CONTROL" position.

The B2.1u goes into edit mode.

3.

Turn Parameter knob 1 to select one of the following modulation targets

for the expression pedal ( p. 34).

oF

Pedal is inactive.

VL

Volume

WU, Wd, WH, WL

WAH/EFX module

bU, bd, bH, bL

ZNR/MIX module

NOTE

When the modulation target is set to the ZNR/MIX module, the mixing balance between the original

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sound and effect sound of the DRIVE/SYNTH module can be adjusted with the pedal. (If the DRIVE/SYNTH module is set to OFF, the pedal has no effect. )

MU, Md, MH, ML

MOD/SFX module

dU, dd, dH, dL

DELAY module

rU, rd, rH, rL

REVERB module

HINT

• The modulation target can also be selected by using the [PEDAL ASSIGN] key (

p. 18). This method is available both in edit mode and in play mode.

• Which parameter changes when the expression pedal is operated depends on the effect type selected for the module. For details, see pages 27 – 33.

• The pattern in which the parameter changes when the expression pedal is operated can be selected in edit mode from four choices. For details, see page 34.

4.

If necessary, store the patch.

The expression pedal setting is stored as part of the patch.

5.

Select the patch in play mode and operate the expression pedal.

The selected function will be activated.

When the B2.1u is in the bypass condition, the expression pedal always functions as a volume pedal, regardless of the setting made in step 3.

Adjusting the sensitivity of the built-in expression pedal

The expression pedal of the B2.1u is adjusted for optimum operation at the factory, but sometimes, readjustment may be necessary. If the sound does not change when the pedal is fully pushed down, or if it changes excessively even if the pedal is only lightly pushed, adjust the pedal as follows.

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1.

Turn power to the B2.1u on while keeping the [PEDAL ASSIGN] key depressed.

The indication "dn" appears on the display.

D N

2.

With the expression pedal fully raised, press the [STORE] key.

The display indication changes to "UP".

3.

Push the expression pedal fully down and then lift your foot off the pedal.

4.

Press the [STORE] key once more.

The expression pedal adjustment is completed, and the unit returns to the play mode.

HINT

• The point where the module is switched on or off when the pedal is depressed is always the same, regardless of the action taken in step 3.

• If "Er" appears on the display, repeat the procedure from step 2.

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Push strongly, so that pedal touches here.

When foot is lifted, pedal returns slightly.

Other Functions

Using an external expression pedal (FP01/

FP02)

When you connect an optional expression pedal

(FP01/FP02) to the [CONTROL IN] jack of the

B2.1u, you can use that pedal as a volume pedal, separately from the built-in expression pedal.

1.

Plug the cable from the external expression pedal into the [CONTROL

IN] jack, and then turn the B2.1u on.

2.

Operate the external expression pedal in play mode or edit mode.

The volume changes.

HINT

The external expression pedal always functions as a volume pedal.

Using a foot switch (FS01)

Connecting an optional foot switch (FS01) to the

[CONTROL IN] jack of the B2.1u allows bank switching in play mode. It is also possible to switch bypass/mute on and off, control the tap tempo function, or perform other functions with the foot switch.

1.

Plug the cable from the FS01 into the

[CONTROL IN] jack, and then turn the

B2.1u on.

2.

Set the Module selector to the

"CONTROL" position.

The B2.1u goes into edit mode. You can now make settings for the expression pedal or foot switch.

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Other Functions

3.

Turn Parameter knob 2 to select one of the following functions for the foot switch.

bP (bypass/mute)

The foot switch controls bypass or mute on/off.

This has the same effect as pressing both [

W]/

[

Q] foot switches at the same time in play mode.

tP (tap tempo)

Pressing the foot switch repeatedly can be used to set the interval for the rhythm function or to make settings for effect parameters supporting the tap function. This has the same effect as pressing the [TAP] key.

bU (bank up)

Each push of the foot switch switches to the next higher bank. This has the same effect as pressing the BANK [+] key.

rH (rhythm on/off)

The foot switch controls start/stop of the rhythm function. This has the same effect as pressing the RHYTHM [

R/P] key.

dH (delay hold)

The foot switch controls on/off of the delay hold function. When a patch using the hold function is selected, pressing the foot switch will activate hold, causing the current delay sound to be repeated (see illustration at the bottom of this page). Pressing the foot switch once more cancels the hold condition, and the delay sound will decay normally.

Original sound

Delay sound

dM (delay input mute)

The foot switch controls muting on/off for the delay module input signal.

HINT

• For information on effect parameters supporting the tap function, see pages 27 – 33.

• To use the hold function, an effect type that supports the hold function must be selected in the patch. For details, see page 33.

• While the delay module is set to hold or mute, the dot in the center of the display flashes.

4.

Select the patch in play mode and operate the foot switch.

The selected function will be activated.

This function applies to all patches.

Using the B2.1u as audio interface for a computer

By connecting the [USB] connector of the B2.1u

to a computer, the B2.1u can be used as an audio interface with integrated AD/DA converter and effects. The operating environment conditions for this type of use are as follows.

Compatible operating system

• Windows XP

• MacOS X (10.2 or later)

Quantization

16-bit quantization

Hold

22

Foot switch pressed Pressed again

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Sampling frequency

32 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz

HINT

With each of the operating systems listed above, the

B2.1u will function as an audio interface simply by connecting the USB cable. There is no need to install any special driver software.

To use the B2.1u as an audio interface for the computer, connect the [USB] connector of the

B2.1u to a USB port on the computer. The B2.1u

will be recognized as an audio interface.

HINT

• If the [POWER] switch of the B2.1u is set to OFF, power will be supplied via the USB connection.

• If the [POWER] switch of the B2.1u is set to ON, power will be supplied from the batteries in the

B2.1u or the AC adapter. Care should be taken e s p e c i a l l y w h e n r u n n i n g o n b a t t e r y p o w e r , because setting the switch to ON may result in faster depletion of the batteries.

In this condition, the sound of a guitar connected to the [INPUT] jack of the B2.1u can be processed with the effects of the B2.1u and then recorded on the audio tracks of a DAW (Digital

Audio Workstation) software application on the computer.

At the same time, the [OUTPUT/PHONES] jack of the B2.1u carries the playback sound from the

Other Functions

audio tracks of the DAW application, mixed with the guitar sound processed by the effects of the

B2.1u (see illustration at the bottom of this page).

For details on recording and playback, refer to the documentation of the DAW application.

NOTE

• Also when using the B2.1u as an audio interface, the signal after effect processing is always available directly at the [OUTPUT/PHONES] jack.

• If the DAW application has an echo back function

(input signal during recording is supplied directly to an output), this must be disabled when using the

B2.1u. If recording is carried out with this function e n a b l e d , t h e o u t p u t s i g n a l w i l l s o u n d a s i f processed by a flanger effect.

• Use a high-quality USB cable and keep the connection as short as possible. If power is supplied to the B2.1u via a USB cable that is more than 3 meters in length, the low voltage warning indication may appear.

Use as a direct box

The [BALANCED OUT] connector on the rear panel lets you use the B2.1u as a direct box for sending the bass signal directly to a PA mixer or r e c o r d i n g c o n s o l e . ( G a i n : 0 d B , o u t p u t impedance: 200 ohms, HOT-COLD)

DAW application

[INPUT]

[OUTPUT/PHONES]

B2.1u

Effects

Record

[USB]

USB

[INPUT]

B2.1u

Effects

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[OUTPUT/PHONES]

Playback

[USB]

USB

DAW application

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Restoring Factory Defaults

To use this function, connect the [BALANCED

OUT] connector of the B2.1u to the PA mixer or recording console, using XLR balanced cable. At t h e s a m e t i m e , y o u c a n a l s o c o n n e c t t h e

[OUTPUT/PHONES] jack to the bass amplifier for monitoring. (The amp settings will have no effect on the signal supplied at the [BALANCED

OUT] connector.) processing, select the "PRE" position (switch disengaged).

[BALANCED OUT] connector

B2.1u

Bass guitar

[OUTPUT/PHONES] jack

Mixer

Bass amp

The [PRE/POST] switch lets you control the type of signal supplied at the [BALANCED OUT] c o n n e c t o r . T o u s e t h e s i g n a l a f t e r e f f e c t processing, select the "POST" position (switch engaged). To use the signal before effect

In certain configurations, a ground loop (electrical signal loop created because devices within the same system are connected to a separate ground) may occur, leading to noise problems (audible hum). In such a case, try setting the [GROUND] switch to "LIFT". This may help to eliminate or reduce the noise.

HINT

The [GROUND] switch determines whether the

[BALANCED OUT] connector is grounded or not.

When the switch is set to the "LIFT" position (switch engaged), the ground pin of the [BALANCED OUT] connector is uncoupled from the signal path. This can be effective in eliminating or reducing hum noise caused by a ground loop.

Restoring Factory Defaults

In the factory default condition, the patches of the user area (A0 – d9) contain the same settings as the patches of the preset area (00 – 39). Even after overwriting the user patches, their original content can be restored in a single operation ("All Initialize" function).

1.

Turn the B2.1u on while holding down the [STORE] key.

The indication "AL" appears on the display.

2.

A L

To carry out the All Initialize function, press the [STORE] key once more.

All patch settings are returned to the factory default condition, and the unit switches to play m o d e . T o c a n c e l A l l I n i t i a l i z e , p r e s s t h e

RHYTHM [

R/P] key instead of the [STORE] key.

NOTE

When you carry out All Initialize, any newly created patches that were stored in the user area will be deleted (overwritten). Perform this operation with care to prevent losing any patches that you want to keep.

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Linking Effects

The patches of the B2.1u consist of nine serially linked effect modules, as shown in the illustration below.

You can use all effect modules together or selectively use certain modules by setting them to on or off.

LIMITER AUTO

RESONANCE

FILTER

OCTAVE

TREMOLO

SUPER BASS

SWR

ACOUSTIC

BASSMAN

Effect module

COMP/LIMIT WAH/EFX DRIVE/SYNTH ZNR/MIX

COMPRESSOR AUTO WAH AMPEG ZNR

LO EQ

LO EQ

LO

PARAMETRIC

EQ

PHASER

RING

MODULATOR

DEFRET

PEDAL WAH

HARTKE

TRACE ELLIOT

TUBE PRE

SANSAMP

TS9

ODB-3

MXR BASS D.I+

FUZZ FACE

STDSYN

SYNTLK

MONO SYN

HI EQ

HI EQ

HI

PARAMETRIC

EQ

MOD/SFX

CHORUS

STEREO

CHORUS

FLANGER

PEDAL

PITCH

VIBRATO

STEP

DELAY

TAPE ECHO

PITCH

SHIFTER

HARMONIZED

PITCH

SHIFTER

DELAY

DELAY

PINGPONG-

DELAY

ECHO

REVERB

HALL

ROOM

SPRING

Effect type

* Manufacturer names and product names mentioned in this table are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate any affiliation with ZOOM CORPORATION.

For some effect modules, you can select an effect type from several possible choices. For example, the COMP/LIMIT module gives a choice between

COMPRESSOR, LIMITER, and other effect types. The REVERB module comprises HALL,

ROOM, and other effect types from which you can choose one. Because the ZNR/MIX module has only one effect type, you cannot choose the type for this module.

HINT

• The DRIVE/SYNTH module has a "CABINET" parameter that controls how the speaker cabinet characteristics are reproduced. This allows you to match the cabinet character effect to various requirements of a live performance or of direct recording.

• The mixing balance of the DRIVE/SYNTH module original sound and the effect sound/synth sound, as well as the signal level after passing the module can be adjusted with the ZNR/MIX module.

• When "STDSYN", "SYNTLK", or "MONO SYN" is selected as effect type for the DRIVE/SYNTH module, the action of the COMP/LIMIT module and

WAH/EFX module (connection position set to "bF") will apply only to the original sound after passing the DRIVE/SYNTH module and not to the synth sound.

• The ZNR/MIX module cannot be turned off with the f o o t s w i t c h . T o d i s a b l e Z N R , s e t t h e e f f e c t parameter value to "oF".

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Effect Types and Parameters

How to read the parameter table

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Effect parameters 1 – 3

These are the parameters that can be adjusted with Parameter knobs 1 – 3 when the effect type is selected. The setting range for each parameter is shown.

Three-digit setting values are shown with a dot between the two numerals.

Example: 1 – 98, 1.0 = 1 – 98, 100

Module selector

The Module selector symbol shows the position of the knob at which this module/parameter is called up.

Effect module

Effect type

DELAY

DELAY module

DL

dL

This is a delay module which allows long delay times and use of the hold function.

DELAY

HOLD

PD

This is a delay with a maximum setting of 5000 ms.

Pd

PINGPONG DELAY

HOLD

EC

This is a ping-pong type delay where the delay sound alternates between left and right.

EC

ECHO

HOLD

This effect simulates a tape echo with a long delay time of up to 5000 ms.

These three effect types have the same parameters.

TAP

TIME

1 – 99,

1.0 – 5.0

Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in

100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0).

FEEDBACK

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the feedback amount.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the mixing ratio of original sound and effect sound.

Expression pedal

A pedal icon ( ) in the listing indicates a parameter that can be controlled with the built-in expression pedal.

Specify the respective module as modulation target for the expression pedal (→ p. 20), and then select the respective effect type of the module. The parameter can then be controlled in real time with a connected expression pedal.

Tap

key.

In edit mode, when the respective module/effect type is selected, repeatedly hitting the [TAP] key will set the parameter according to the key press interval (modulation cycle, delay time, etc.).

In play mode, if the DELAY module is ON for the currently selected patch, repeatedly hitting the

[TAP] key will temporarily change the parameter.

Hold

on and off with the foot switch (FS01).

Set the foot switch function to "dH" (delay hold) (→ p. 22) for the respective patch. When this patch is then selected in play mode, the hold function can be switched on and off by pressing the foot switch.

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Effect Types and Parameters

COMP/LIMIT

COMP/LIMIT (Compressor/Limiter) module

This module includes a compressor that keeps the overall signal level within a certain range by attenuating high-level signal components or boosting low-level signal components, and a limiter that suppresses peak components.

CP

CP

COMPRESSOR

The compressor attenuates high-level signal components and boosts low-level signal components to keep the overall signal level within a certain range.

SENSE

0 – 10

Adjusts the compressor sensitivity.

Higher setting values result in higher sensitivity.

ATTACK

1 – 10

Adjusts the time between the sound attack point and the start of compression. Higher setting values result in faster compression action.

LEVEL

2 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the signal level after passing the module.

LM

LM

LIMITER

This is a limiter that suppresses signal peaks above a certain reference level.

THRESHOLD

0 – 10

Adjusts the reference signal level for the limiter action.

RATIO

1 – 10

Adjusts the limiter intensity. Higher setting values result in stronger compression of the input signal.

LEVEL

2 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the signal level after passing the module.

WAH/EFX

WAH/EFX (Wah/Effects) module

Comprises wah and filter effects as well as VCA type effects.

AW

AW

AUTO WAH

This effect varies wah in accordance with playing intensity.

AR

Ar

AUTO RESONANCE FILTER

This effect varies the frequency band of the resonance filter according to the picking intensity.

The two effect types above have the same parameters.

POSI & DIR MIX

b0 – b9,

A0 – A9

Selects the connection position of the

WAH/EFX module. The b0 - b9 settings specify connection before the DRIVE/

SYNTH module, and the A0 - A9 settings specify connection after the HI

EQ module. The numbers 0 - 9 specify the original sound mixing balance, with higher values resulting in stronger original sound.

SENSE

-10 – -1, 1 – 10

Adjusts the effect sensitivity.

When set to a negative value, the filter characteristics are inverted.

RESONANCE

0 – 10

Adjusts the resonance of the sound.

OC

oC

OCTAVE

This effect adds a 1-octave lower component to the original sound.

OCT LVL

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the mixing balance of the effect sound (1-octave lower sound).

DIR LVL

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the mixing balance of the original sound.

TONE

0 – 10

Adjusts the sound quality after mixing.

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TR

tr

TREMOLO

This effect periodically varies the volume.

DEPTH

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the modulation depth.

RATE

0 – 50

TAP

Adjusts the effect rate.

WAVE

u0 – u9, d0 – d9, t0 – t9

Allows selection of the modulation waveform. Available settings are "u"

(rising sawtooth), "d" (falling sawtooth), and "t" (triangular). Higher setting values result in more clipping of wave peaks, which reinforces the effect.

PH

PH

PHASER

This effect produces sound with a pulsating character.

POSITION

bF, AF

RATE

0 – 50

COLOR

1 – 4

Selects the connection position of the

WAH/EFX module. The bF setting specifies connection before the DRIVE/

SYNTH module, and the AF setting specifies connection after the HI EQ module.

TAP

Adjusts the modulation rate.

Adjusts the type of sound.

RG

rG

RING MODULATOR

This effect produces a metallic ringing sound. Adjusting the FREQUENCY parameter results in a drastic change of sound character.

POSITION

bF, AF

Selects the connection position of the

WAH/EFX module. The bF setting specifies connection before the DRIVE/

SYNTH module, and the AF setting specifies connection after the HI EQ module.

FREQUENCY

1 – 50

Adjusts the frequency that is used for modulation.

BALANCE

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the balance between the original sound and the effect sound.

DF

dF

DEFRET

This effect changes the sound of any bass into a sound resembling a fretless bass.

SENSE

0 – 30

Adjusts the effect sensitivity.

TONE

1 – 50

Adjusts the sound quality.

COLOR

1 – 10

Adjusts the amount of harmonics.

Higher setting values result in stronger sonic character.

PW

PW

PEDAL WAH

Simulates a Vox wah pedal

POSI & DIR MIX

b0 – b9,

A0 – A9

Selects the connection position of the

WAH/EFX module. The b0 - b9 settings specify connection before the DRIVE/

SYNTH module, and the A0 - A9 settings specify connection after the HI

EQ module. The numbers 0 - 9 specify the original sound mixing balance, with higher values resulting in stronger original sound.

FREQUENCY

1 – 50

Adjusts the frequency that is emphasized. When no expression pedal is used, the effect is the same as with a half-raised pedal.

LEVEL

2 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the signal level after passing the module.

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DRIVE/SYNTH

DRIVE/SYNTH module

This module provides special effects such as 13 types of amp and stomp box simulations and a synth bass sound. The mixing balance of original sound and effect sound/synth sound, and the signal level after passing the module are adjusted with the ZNR/MIX module.

AG

Simulation of the AMPEG SVT that is one of the most popular bass guitar amps in Rock.

SW

AG

SW

* Manufacturer names and product names mentioned in this table are trademarks or registered trademarks

of their respective owners. The names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate

any affiliation with ZOOM CORPORATION.

AMPEG

SWR

SB

Simulation of the MARSHALL SUPER BASS, a milestone in the history of Rock.

AC

Sb

AC

SUPER BASS

ACOUSTIC

Simulation of the SWR SM-900 famous for its hi-fi sound.

BM

bM

BASSMAN

Simulation of the FENDER BASSMAN 100.

Simulation of the ACOUSTIC 360 known for its special midrange sound.

HA

HA

HARTKE

Simulation of the HARTKE HA3500 famous for its aluminum cone.

TE

tE

TRACE ELLIOT

Simulation of the TRACE ELLIOT AH-500.

All above effect types have the same parameters.

CABINET

oF, 1 – 3

With the "oF" setting, only the head amp characteristics are applied. A numeric setting adds cabinet sound of differing intensity as well.

TU

tU

TUBE PRE

TONE

0 – 10

Adjusts the sound quality.

ZOOM original tube preamplifier sound.

TS

DS

tS

Simulation of the Tube Screamer used by many guitarists as a booster.

dS

TS9

MXR BASS D.I. +

Simulation of the distortion channel of the MXR Bass

D.I.+.

All above effect types have the same parameters.

GAIN

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the distortion intensity.

SA

SA

SANSAMP

Simulation of the SANSAMP BASS DRIVER DI, very popular among bassists.

OD

od

ODB-3

Simulation of the Boss Overdrive ODB-3 for bass guitar.

FF

FF

FUZZ FACE

Simulation of the Fuzz Face that made rock history with its zany look.

CABINET

oF, 1 – 3

With the "oF" setting, only the stomp box characteristics are applied. A numeric setting adds cabinet sound of differing intensity as well.

TONE

0 – 10

Adjusts the sound quality.

SS

SS

STDSYN (Standard Synth)

ZOOM standard synth bass sound.

GAIN

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the distortion intensity.

CABINET

oF, 1 – 3

VARI

1 – 4

SENSE

0 – 98, 1.0

Numeric settings select different cabinet types.

ST

St

SYNTLK (Synth Talk)

Selects the synth sound variation.

Adjusts the trigger detection sensitivity.

This effect produces a synth sound like a talking modulator using vowels for vocalization.

CABINET

oF, 1 – 3

Numeric settings select different cabinet types.

VARI

iA, UE, UA, oA

Selects the type of vocalization.

DECAY

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the rate of sound change.

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Effect Types and Parameters

MS

MS

MONO SYN (Mono Synth)

This is a monophonic (single-note) bass synthesizer that detects the input signal pitch.

CABINET

oF, 1 – 3

Numeric settings select different cabinet types.

VARI

s1 – s5, p1 – p5, m1 – m5

Selects the waveform type and sound variation. "s" produces a sawtooth wave,

"p" produces a square wave, and "m" uses PWM (pulse width modulation).

DECAY

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the rate of sound change.

ZNR/MIX

ZNR/MIX module

This module serves for reducing noise during playing pauses. The module also is used to control the mixing balance of original sound and effect sound for the DRIVE/SYNTH module, and the signal level after the module. The ZNR/MIX module cannot be turned off with the foot switch. To disable ZNR, set the effect parameter value to "oF".

NR

nr

ZNR (ZOOM Noise Reduction)

This is ZOOM's original noise reduction that suppresses noise in playing pauses without affecting the tonal quality of the sound. Also allows adjusting the mixing balance and level of the DRIVE/SYNTH module.

ZNR

oF, Z0 – Z9

LEVEL

2 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the ZNR sensitivity. For maximum noise reduction, set the value as high as possible without causing the sound to cut in or decay unnaturally.

MIX BALANCE

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the mixing balance between the signal before input to the DRIVE/SYNTH module and the signal after passing the module. Higher setting values result in stronger WET sound.

When the DRIVE/SYNTH module is set to Off, the indication "oF" is shown.

Adjusts the signal level after passing the

DRIVE/SYNTH module. When the

DRIVE/SYNTH module is set to Off, the indication "oF" is shown.

LO EQ

LO EQ module

This is an equalizer for the low frequency range. You can select either a 3-band equalizer or parametric equalizer.

LE

LE

LO EQ (Low EQ)

This is a 3-band equalizer that adjusts the frequency range below 450 Hz.

70Hz

±12

70 Hz, shelving type equalizer.

150Hz

±12

150 Hz, peaking type equalizer.

450Hz

±12

450 Hz, peaking type equalizer.

LP

LP

LO PARAMETRIC EQ (Low Parametric EQ)

This is a parametric equalizer that adjusts the frequency range below 650 Hz.

TYPE

1, 2, SH

Selects the type of filter. "1" gives a peaking type filter with narrow Q, "2" gives a peaking type filter with wide Q, and "SH" produces a shelving type LO

EQ.

FREQUENCY

See Table 1

Selects a frequency within the range of

100 - 650 Hz.

GAIN

Adjusts the gain.

±12

Table 1

Display

10

25

35

Frequency

100Hz

250Hz

350Hz

Display Frequency

50

65

500Hz

650Hz

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HI EQ

HI EQ module

This is an equalizer for the high frequency range. You can select either a 3-band equalizer or parametric equalizer.

HE

HE

HI EQ (High EQ)

This is a 3-band equalizer that adjusts the frequency range above 1 kHz.

1kHz

±12

1 kHz, peaking type equalizer.

3kHz

±12

3 kHz, peaking type equalizer.

HP

HP

HI PARAMETRIC EQ (High Parametric EQ)

This is a parametric equalizer for the frequency range above 800 Hz.

6kHz

±12

6 kHz, shelving type equalizer.

TYPE

1, 2, SH

Selects the type of filter. "1" gives a peaking type filter with narrow Q, "2" gives a peaking type filter with wide Q, and "SH" produces a shelving type LO

EQ.

FREQUENCY

See Table 2

Selects a frequency within the range of

800 Hz – 4.8 kHz.

GAIN

Adjusts the gain.

±12

Table 2

Display Frequency Display Frequency

80

800Hz

3.6

3.6kHz

1.2

2.4

1.2kHz

2.4kHz

4.8

4.8kHz

MOD/SFX

MOD/SFX(Modulation/SFX) module

Comprises modulation and delay effects such as chorus, pitch shifter, delay, and echo.

CH

CH

CHORUS

This effect mixes a variable pitch-shifted component to the original signal, resulting in full-bodied resonating sound.

DEPTH

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the modulation depth.

RATE

1 – 50

Adjusts the modulation rate.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

SC

SC

STEREO CHORUS

This is a stereo chorus with clear sound.

DEPTH

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the modulation depth.

RATE

1 – 50

Adjusts the modulation rate.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

FL

FL

FLANGER

This effect produces a resonating and strongly undulating sound.

DEPTH

0 – 98, 1.0

RATE

0 – 50

Adjusts the modulation depth.

TAP

Adjusts the modulation rate.

RESONANCE

-10 – -1, 0,

1 – 10

Adjusts the modulation resonance intensity.

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PP

PP

PEDAL PITCH

This effect allows using a pedal to shift the pitch in real time.

COLOR

See Table 3

MODE

UP, dn

TONE

0 – 10

Selects the type pitch change type effected by the pedal.

Table 3

COLOR MODE

1

UP dn

2

UP dn

UP

Pedal minimum value

3

4 dn

UP dn

-100 cent

Original sound only

DOUBLING

Detune + DRY

0 cent

+1 octave

0 cent

-2 octaves

Selects the direction of the pitch change.

Pedal maximum value COLOR MODE

Original sound only

-100 cent

Detune + DRY

5

UP dn

6

UP dn

DOUBLING

+1 octave

0 cent

-2 octaves

0 cent

7

8

UP dn

UP dn

Adjusts the sound quality.

Pedal minimum value

-1 octave + DRY

+1 octave + DRY

-700 cent + DRY

500 cent + DRY

-∞ (0 Hz) + DRY

+1 octave

-∞ (0 Hz) + DRY

+1 octave + DRY

Pedal maximum value

+1 octave + DRY

-1 octave + DRY

500 cent + DRY

-700 cent + DRY

+1 octave

-∞ (0 Hz) + DRY

+1 octave + DRY

-∞ (0 Hz) + DRY

VB

Vb

VIBRATO

Effect with automatic vibrato.

DEPTH

0 – 98, 1.0

RATE

0 – 50

BALANCE

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the balance between original sound and effect sound.

Adjusts the modulation depth.

TAP

Adjusts the modulation rate.

ST

St

STEP

Special effect that changes the sound in a staircase pattern.

DEPTH

0 – 98, 1.0

RATE

0 – 50

Adjusts the modulation depth.

TAP

Adjusts the modulation rate.

RESONANCE

0 – 10

Adjusts the modulation resonance intensity.

DL

dL

DELAY

This is a delay with a maximum setting of 2000 ms.

TAP

TIME

1 – 99,

1.0 – 2.0

Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0).

FEEDBACK

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the feedback amount.

TE

tE

TAPE ECHO

This effect simulates a tape echo.

TAP

TIME

1 – 99,

1.0 – 2.0

Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0).

FEEDBACK

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the feedback amount.

PT

Pt

PITCH SHIFTER

This effect shifts the pitch of the original sound up or down.

SHIFT

-12 – -1, dt,

1 – 12, 24

Adjusts the pitch shift amount in semitones.

Selecting "dt" gives a detuning effect.

TONE

0 – 10

Adjusts the sound quality.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

BALANCE

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the balance between original sound and effect sound.

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Effect Types and Parameters

HP

HP

HARMONIZED PITCH SHIFTER

This is an intelligent pitch shifter that automatically generates harmonies according to a preset key and scale.

SCALE

-6, -5, -4, -3,

-m, m, 3, 4,

5, 6

Determines the interval for the pitch shifted sound (see Table 4).

Table 4

Setting Type of scale

-6

-5

-4

Major scale

-3

-m m

Minor scale

Interval

Sixth down

Fifth down

Fourth down

Third down

Third down

Third up

KEY

Setting Type of scale

3

4

5

6

Major scale

C, Co, d...b

Determines the tonic for the scale used for pitch shifting (see Table 5).

Interval

Third up

Fourth up

Fifth up

Sixth up

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

Table 5

Setting Tonic Setting Tonic

C

Co d do

E

F

C

C#

D

D#

E

F

Fo

G

Go

A

Ao b

F#

G

G#

A

A#

B

DELAY

DELAY module

This is a delay module which allows long delay times and use of the hold function.

DL

dL

DELAY

HOLD

This is a delay with a maximum setting of 5000 ms.

PD

Pd

PINGPONG DELAY

HOLD

This is a ping-pong type delay where the delay sound alternates between left and right.

EC

EC

ECHO

HOLD

This is a warm sounding long delay of up to 5000 ms duration.

These three effect types have the same parameters.

TAP

TIME

1 – 99,

1.0 – 5.0

Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in

100-ms steps (1.0 – 5.0).

FEEDBACK

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the feedback amount.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

REVERB

REVERB module

HL

HL

HALL

This reverb simulates the acoustics of a concert hall.

RM

rM

This is a module with various kinds of reverb effects.

ROOM

This reverb simulates the acoustics of a room.

SP

SP

SPRING

This effect simulates a spring-type reverb.

The above three effect types have the same parameters.

DECAY

1 – 30

TONE

0 – 10

Adjusts the duration of the reverb.

Adjusts the sound quality.

MIX

0 – 98, 1.0

Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound.

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Effect Types and Parameters

CONTROL

CONTROL module

Serves for making pedal settings and lets you control the foot switch function and master level setting applying to all patches.

RTM DESTINATION

See Table 6

FS

See Table 7

MASTER LEVEL

0 – 98, 1.0

Selects the modulation target module that is controlled with the built-in expression pedal (see Table 6).

When a foot switch (FS01) is connected to the [CONTROL IN] jack, this selects the function that can be operated with the foot switch (See Table 7). The function selected here applies to all patches.

Adjusts the master level for all patches.

RTM (Real Time Modulation): The effect parameter can be changed with the expression pedal in real time.

Table 6

Setting Modulation target oF

VL

OFF

Volume

WU, Wd, WH, WL WAH/EFX module (*) bU, bd, bH, bL ZNR/MIX module (*)

MU, Md, MH, ML

MOD/SFX module (*) dU, dd, dH, dL

DELAY module (*) rU, rd, rH, rL

REVERB module (*)

Table 7

Setting bP

Function

Bypass/Mute tP

Tap tempo bU

Bank up rH Rhythm function on/off dH

Delay hold dM

Delay mute

The operation of modules denoted by (*) changes as follows, according to the letter at right.

U

UP

The parameter is at minimum when the pedal is fully raised and at maximum when the pedal is fully pushed down.

"UP"

Maximum value

Minimum value

D

DOWN

The parameter is at maximum when the pedal is fully raised and at minimum when the pedal is fully pushed down.

"DOWN"

Maximum value

H

HIGH

When the pedal is fully raised, the parameter is at the value set in the patch. When the pedal is fully pushed down, the parameter is at maximum.

Minimum value

"HIGH"

Maximum value

Value set in patch

L

LOW

When the pedal is fully raised, the parameter is at minimum.

When the pedal is fully pushed down, the parameter is at the value set in the patch.

"LOW"

Value set in patch

HINT

When the ZNR/MIX module is selected as modulation target, the pedal adjusts the mixing balance of the DRIVE/SYNTH module (→ p. 30).

Minimum value

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Specifications

Effect types

Effect modules

47

Patches

Max. 9 simultaneous modules

User area: 10 patches x 4 banks

Preset area: 10 patches x 4 banks

Sampling frequency

96 kHz

A/D converter

24 bit, 64 times oversampling

D/A converter

24 bit, 128 times oversampling

Signal processing

32 bit

Frequency response

Display

20 Hz – 40 kHz +1 dB -3 dB

(with 10 kilohms load)

2-digit 7-segment LED

Parameter LEDs,

Pedal assign LEDs

Input

Standard mono phone jack

Rated input level

-20 dBm

Input impedance

1 megohm

Output

Standard stereo phone jack

(doubles as line and headphone jack)

Maximum output level

+5 dBm (output load impedance

10 kilohms or more)

Maximum phones output level

20 mW + 20 mW

(into 32 ohms load)

XLR jack (balanced output)

Input/output gain 0 dB

Output impedance 100 ohms

(HOT-GND)

(COLD-GND)

200 ohms

(HOT-COLD)

Control input

For FP02 (FP01) /FS01

USB interface

PC interface: 16-bit (stereo configuration for recording/playback)

Sampling frequency:

32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Power requirements

AC adapter 9 V DC, 300 mA (center minus plug) (ZOOM AD-0006)

Batteries

Four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries,

Approx. 6 hours continuous operation (alkaline batteries)

Dimensions

165 mm (D) x 255 mm (W) x

79mm (H)

1200 g (without batteries)

Weight

Options

• 0 dBm = 0.775 Vrms

Expression pedal FP02/

Foot switch FS01

• Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Troubleshooting

No power

Refer to "Turn power on" on page 8.

Reverb effect does not operate

While a rhythm pattern is playing, the reverb effect is not available. Stop the rhythm pattern first ( → p. 12).

No effect processing occurs (when

using [BALANCED OUT] connector)

Check whether the [PRE/POST] switch is set to

POST (signal after effect processing).

High level of noise

Is ZOOM AC adapter being used? Be sure to use

ZOOM B2.1u

only adapter for 9 V DC, 300 mA with center minus plug (ZOOM AD-0006).

High-level noise is heard (when using

[BALANCED OUT] connector)

A ground loop may have been created among connected devices. Check whether setting the

[GROUND] switch to "LIFT" results in an improvement.

Battery life is short

Are manganese batteries being used? The use of alkaline batteries is recommended.

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B2.1u Preset Pattern

# PatternName

1 8beat_1

2 8beat_2

3 8beat_3

4 8shufle

5 16beat_1

6 16beat_2

7 16shufle

8 ROCK

9 HARD

10 METAL_1

11 METAL_2

12 THRASH

13 PUNK

14 DnB

15 FUNK_1

16 FUNK_2

17 HIPHOP

18 R'nR

19 POP_1

20 POP_2

TimSig

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

# PatternName

21 POP_3

22 DANCE_1

23 DANCE_2

24 DANCE_3

25 DANCE_4

26 3per4

27 6per8

28 5per4_1

29 5per4_2

30 LATIN

31 BALLAD_1

32 BALLAD_2

33 BLUES_1

34 BLUES_2

35 JAZZ_1

36 JAZZ_2

37 METRO_3

38 METRO_4

39 METRO_5

40 METRO

TimSig

5/4

5/4

4/4

4/4

3/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

3/4

3/4

4/4

3/4

4/4

3/4

3/4

4/4

5/4

ZOOM CORPORATION

ITOHPIA Iwamotocho 2chome Bldg. 2F, 2-11-2, Iwamoto-cho,

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032, Japan

Web Site: http://www.zoom.co.jp

B2.1u - 5000-1

B2.1u Patch List

No. Patch name

A0

A1

A2

ROCK

PHASER

SLAP

No Holds

Barred

Description

Based on the ultimate rock bass amp, the AMPEG SVT, this sound is great both for finger playing and when using a pick.

Phaser sound lets you embellish your slap playing with modulation effects.

All-rounder distortion sound is great for chord or lead playing. Turn on pedal wah, flanger, and echo for even more excitement.

A3 AUTO WAH

A4

Yes!

Traditional-style auto wah with many applications. Transform percussive play with ghost notes straight into a funky sound.

Progressive rock sound, taking a hint from Yes bassist Chris Squire.

Main effect Pedal setting

AMPEG

PHASER

ODB-3

AUTO WAH

VOLUME

PHASER

RATE

FLANGER

RATE (OFF)

AUTO WAH

SENSE

CHORUS &

ECHO

ECHO MIX

A5

Miller's

Crossing

Marcus Miller type slap sound. Typically deep SWR bass amplifier sound is complemented by glossy highs.

SWR DELAY MIX

A6

Sublime

A7

Tremolo

A8

A9

B0

B1

B2

No Worries

STEP SYNTH

DELAY

SVT

SWR

SUPER

BASS

B3

TRACE

B4

BASSMAN

B5

ACOUSTIC

B6 HARTKE

B7

B8

B9

TUBE

SANSAMP

TUBE

SCREAMER

Sub bass sound such as used for Techno, Electronica, and Drum'n Bass. Experience a sine wave so low it seems to hug the ground.

Enchanting tremolo sound with reverb creates a dreamy backdrop or enhances a moody solo.

Fretless bass sound using the defret effect. Add a slide to a phrase and turn your instrument into a fretless bass.

Collaboration of synth and step may surprise at first, but will show its potential when played with long tones.

Combines the all-tube SVT from AMPEG with an 810E cabinet. Experience that gutsy tube amp sound.

SWR sound modeled on a SM-900 head amp combined with the Goliath cabinet. Rich low range and clear highs are bound to impress.

Simulation of MARSHALL 1992 SuperBass head amp combined with 1935A cabinet, tailored into Marshall style driveoriented sound.

Simulation of TRACE ELLIOT head amp AH-500 combined with two cabinets (1048H & 1518), producing the typical midrange character of British rock.

Simulates the Fender Bassman 100 used by Paul McCartney. Enjoy that special Beatles sound with Rickenbacker or Hofner basses.

Simulation of ACOUSTIC 360 head amp combined with 301 cabinet, characterized by a tight midrange.

Simulation of HARTKE HA3500 head amp combined with aluminum-cone cabinet 4.5XL. Note the characteristically straightforward punch of aluminum.

Simulates a high-class tube preamplifier such as used in recording studios. The fat and supple sound fits every genre.

Simulates the lightly distorted sound of the SANSAMP BASSDRIVER DI, beloved by many bass players.

Simulation of the Tube Screamer used by many guitarists as a booster. Get that cool overdrive sound, whether picking or fingering.

MONO SYN

& PHASER

TREMOLO

DEFRET

MONO SYN

& STEP

AMPEG

SWR

SUPER

BASS

TRACE

ELLIOT

BASSMAN

VOLUME

VOLUME

ACOUSTIC VOLUME

HARTKE

TUBE PRE

SANSAMP

TS9

PHASER

RATE

TREMOLO

RATE

ROOM MIX

STEP RATE

VOLUME

VOLUME

VOLUME

VOLUME

VOLUME

DRIVE MIX

DRIVE MIX

C0

MXR

Simulates the MXR BASS D.I. + distortion channel. A gutsy low end plus the right amount of original sound creates distortion with a solid core.

MXR BASS

D.I.+

PEDAL

PITCH 2oct

DOWN

C1 ODB

C2

PEDAL

FUZZ FACE

Simulates the ODB-3 overdrive bass machine from Boss. Proper mixing of original sound gives fat overdrive without losing bass response.

Simulates the Fuzz Face famous for its unique look. Push down the pedal to get wildly distorted fuzz sound, great for those aggressive bass lines.

ODB-3 DRIVE MIX

FUZZ FACE DRIVE MIX

C3 Slang

Chorus sound often used by Jaco Pastorius in the late seventies. Lets you play his "Slang" loop solos with hold delay.

CHORUS &

ACOUSTIC

ROOM MIX

C4 Slapstick

Rock style sound as personified by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Use a StingRay or Modulus bass and whip up some slap bass action.

AMPEG ROOM MIX

C5 BootSea

C6

Mo'Soul

C7 Heavy Comp

C8 Leadist

Bootsy Collins sound using auto wah. Dress up in a fancy costume, wear star-shaped sunglasses, and let it rip!

Motown sound made famous by James Jamerson. Sixties Motown comes alive again.

Simulates the sound of a HARTKE HA3500 with 4.5XL that became the Will Lee trademark.

Simulation of distortion sound suitable for Tony Levin style lead play. Turn pedal wah on by using the built-in expression pedal and create highly effective wah sound.

Emulate the midrange-oriented fingering work of artists such as Me'Shell Ndegeocello or Jeff Berlin. Styled as a tube preamplifier sound.

AUTO WAH

& PITCH

TUBE PRE

COMP &

HARTKE

SUPER

BASS

TUBE PRE

PITCH SHIFTER

BALANCE

VOLUME

DELAY MIX

(OFF)

PEDAL WAH

(OFF)

ROOM MIX

C9

D0

D1

D2

In Your

Fingers

Groovin'

With Vinny

Little Muddy

Synth Bass

Designed to sound like Sting when he was playing with The Police. Fairly traditional approach covers a wide variety of genres.

Blues sound from the days of Muddy Waters. The range is low-fi, but the impact is powerful.

PAD type synth bass sound. Great for lead bass and for programing sound during live play.

TUBE PRE ROOM MIX

D3

Stream

D4 -12 Below

D5

A Major

Harmony

D6

D7

Dark Side/

Octave

Pop Style

D8 ManTap

D9

Les

Thumbs

Flanging sound for those smooth and flowing phrases, supported by a solid backbone.

Classic sub-octaver sound created by Pino Palladino.

Harmonized pitch shifter sound in A major key. Good for bass solos.

Combination patch of fuzz and octaver. Heavy sound lets you lay down the rhythm with wild picking or play a strong lead.

Straightforward but addictive sound for pop and rock. A slight dash of room reverb is the secret ingredient.

Stereo chorus and delay in the style of Michael Manring. Control hold delay with a foot switch to play loop solos.

Modeled on the typical slap style of Primus frontman Les Claypool, this sound combines TS9 and resonance filter. Use it to create your very own style.

SANSAMP VOLUME

MONO SYN DRIVE MIX

FLANGER

OCTAVE

FLANGER

RATE

OCTAVE

LEVEL

HARMONIZED

PITCH

SHIFTER

FUZZ FACE

& OCTAVE

BASSMAN

HPS MIX

OCTAVE

LEVEL

ROOM MIX

PINGPONG-

DELAY & HALL

AUTO

RESONANCE

FILTER

VOLUME

DRIVE MIX

• The preset area of banks 0 - 3 contains the same patches as A - d.

• The ZNR value may need to be adjusted depending on the bass guitar and amplifier.

• In play mode, parameter knob 1 can be used to adjust the CABINET parameter of the DRIVE/

SYNTH module. Higher values result in stronger cabinet character.

• When using a bass amplifier, selecting the flat EQ setting is recommended.

Manufacturer names and product names mentioned in this patch list are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. These names as well as artist's names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate any affiliation with ZOOM CORPORATION.

B2.1u PATCHLIST 1.0

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