Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Guitar Creator Guitar DI FX Pedal Effects with Emulator
The Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Creator is an enhanced direct box with essential DI features that help you achieve great tone no matter where you play. The AC-3 is equipped with an effects generator, stereo outputs, and a compressor. With these features plus the same high-quality preamp and 3-band EQ as the AC-2, the AC-3 is an all-in-one acoustic toolkit that’s perfect for live performance and studio.
The Essential Acoustic DI
The AC-3 puts essential DI features right at your fingertips. Its high-quality preamp boosts your signal and helps restore your true acoustic sound. Plus, its 3-band EQ lets you quickly make the perfect adjustments to refine your tone.
To add depth and color to your tone, AC-3 also features the best effects we’ve ever designed for acoustics. Choose from 9 different effects such as delay, chorus, and reverb, each of which has with adjustable parameters for fine-tuning your sound.
Dial In Your Source…
With 16 source guitar presets, the AC-3 recovers the sonic characteristics of a variety of guitar types and body shapes. You can choose from dreadnought, upright bass, nylon strings, 12 string, and more.
Simply select your guitar of choice, then choose piezo or magnetic pickup. From there, the AC-3 is ready to reproduce and amplify your guitar’s tone with complete accuracy.
The AC-3 also comes with 15 additional target guitar* presets that you can use to more accurately match your guitar’s tone. For example, when using a Martin D-18 dreadnought, you can choose the Dreadnought source guitar preset and the D-Eighteen target guitar preset to more closely match the unique sound of your instrument. Or if you’re playing a square shoulder guitar, choose the Square Shoulder source preset, then use the Humming Bird target preset to recreate your tone more accurately.
*Not all target guitars are available from all source guitars. For instance, when plugging in a Resonator, you would turn your target guitar to “Off.” Please see page 10 of the operation manual for compatibility.
16 source guitar type/body presets for accurate tone re-creation
15 target guitar type/body presets for tonal refinement
Two XLR balanced outs
Two ¼” outputs for mono or stereo connection to guitar amps, headphones, and audio interfaces
High-quality, low noise preamp
9 effects with adjustable parameters
Piezo/magnetic input pickup select
Input and output gain/sensitivity adjustable via single volume knob (patent pending)
Boost switch for up to 9 dB of additional gain
Built-in chromatic visual-LED tuner
USB connection for firmware updates
Dual output jacks for connection to guitar amps and mono or stereo PA systems
Three power options: 2 x AA batteries, the included Zoom AD-16 power adapter (9V DC in), or bus power via micro-USB port
Pedal Type: Acoustic DI Preamp with effects
Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (instrument)
Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/4″ (anti-feedback footswitch)
USB: 1 x Micro-B
Effects Types: Acoustic guitar modeling, Reverb
Features: Tuner, Boost switch
Power Source: 9V DC 500mA power supply (included) / USB
Batteries: 2 x AA batteries
Dimensions: 158 x 107 x 52 mm
Weight: 1.2 kg