Boss SY-1000 F.A.Q.
Started by myksara, November 10, 2020, 10:39:16 PM
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QuoteAt $600, the G11 is a no-brainer compared to a Pod Go.
Quote from: ChrisX on March 02, 2021, 03:52:54 PMI could have bought a Fractal FM3, but I was curious about the Zoom G11 and wanted to give it a try. I figured if I didn't like it, I could return it.After working with the touch screen, I don't want to deal with any processor that doesn't have touch. It makes naming and organizing patches a breeze. When writing a patch, you just touch a location you want to save to. Type in the name, don't have to use an encoder and forward/back buttons.I absolutely love the amp modeling, and think its better than the Helix. I've had it for a few weeks and haven't had cause to venture beyond the Krampus (hot rod marshall), the Velvet (classic marshall), or the 7 Heaven (modern high gain). Although the mid and low gain tones also sound great. This processor retains your playing dynamics, its not as compressed as the Helix.The built in cab sims sound great too, at least equivalent to the built in IRs. And you get to change the mid/treble character by blending between the two mics.What no one has talked about, what really sets the G11 apart, is that it can play multiple IRs in the same patch. This means you could create a tone match on your PC and load the IR into the G11 while also using a cab sim or cabinet IR. I don't think many of the other processors do this. I know the FM3 can't.The box is so simple, yet its fun to work with. I know there are alot of features its missing compared to a Fractal or GT1000, but I just don't care. It does everything I need and it sounds great.When Line6 or Boss come out with a touch interface modeler, I will take another look at their stuff. I never hook up to a computer and being able to drag/drop patches and banks is a godsend.At $600, the G11 is a no-brainer compared to a Pod Go. It has midi, nine FLEX blocks, a full compliment of switches, etc. etc. and I think it sounds better. I was also interested in the Headrush, but its just too big.
QuoteWith an additional round of A/D conversion, I could feel the latency. I removed the SD-1 and set it up with a patch cable. Its not bad, in fact I suspect many people would not feel it, and I'm not sure how it compares to other processors like the helix, but I could feel the additional latency. (absolutely cannot hear the additional round of conversion though.)So what does this mean? Lets say one round of conversion and processing has 5ms latency. Another round trip might double that to 10ms, which is the point where I start to feel it. Without the loop engaged, the G11 is very immediate and amp like. But with two rounds of conversion, I think this could impact enjoyment when using in 4cm. Or with using it with pedals in the loop.I put it on the ground and kept switching between loop on and off. I made sure I didnt know which was which ON or OFF. After playing, I decided which one I thought was ON, and sure enough, I was able to detect the latency. That said, it was really close, like I had to switch a few times before I was sure. But it is there.
Quote from: aliensporebomb on March 25, 2021, 07:42:32 PMAny recordings of the G11 being superior to the GT-1000? I'd like to hear it.
QuoteI must admit I do like the form factor where every footswitch has potentiometers for various aspects of the sound