DigiTech Genesis 3

DigiTech Genesis 3

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Genesis 3, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from DigiTech in the Genesis series.

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DigiTech Genesis 3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: DigiTech
  • Model: Genesis 3
  • Series: Genesis
  • Category: Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/19/2004

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DigiTech Genesis 3 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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johnrae's review"Outdated, But Kinda Cool"

DigiTech Genesis 3
The Digitech Genesis is a guitar multi-effect unit well suited for a desktop or studio enviroment. It is chock full of all kinds of effects, amp and speaker models and just all kinds of goodness. I bought mine online for 99$, though you can probably find them much cheaper nowadays. The unit is made of plastic, and is difficult to operate in a live setting, so it's only suited for home/studio use. It's an awesome unit for home recording, but a little dated. It doesn't have any usb support for editing on the computer, but supports an external midi controller.


Setting up the unit is as easy as plugging it in and hooking up. From there it's not hard to figure out how to work the interface, effects etc. It has lots of cool effects and sounds. The amp models are ok, not as good as the real thing, but still pretty cool. It's got some GREAT distortion sounds, though some of the cab models aren't so great. It's not too expensive thanks to it's growing age, which makes it perfect for amateur guitarists. It has basically every effect you might want so there's no need for hundreds of different pedals.


I have used this unit with both vocals and guitar, and am pretty satisfied. I haven't really had many problems with coloring the sound, and there are some AWESOME distortion models on it. I'm not too impressed by the speaker/cab models however. One really awesome and unique feature is the Warp Knob, which lets you morph two different amp/distortion models together for all kinds of unique combinations.


Overall I would recommend this unit to anyone who needs a good, cheap multi fx unit. It's not expensive and was top of the line just a few years ago. You can squeeze some great sounds from it, thought it's a little work to program just right. It can also have tendency to steal some of the dynamics, but it's got some awesome sounds.

mooseherman's review

DigiTech Genesis 3
This is an older digital effects processor. There are 48 preset effects, and 48 user-edited effects. There are unfortunately USBs on this pedal, so it can't be edited with a computer like some of the later Digidesign products. This is more of a desktop operating processor, so it isn't exactly rackable, though it shouldn't be placed on the floor either. It does have midi ins and outs, and can be controlled with a Midi controller quite easily, depending on the controller.


One of my main critiques of digital effects has been the overload of options. By that I mean that the vast numbers of different effects make the pedal difficult to navigate, and therefore difficult to get the most functionality out of it. With a MIDI controller, this pedal can be controlled much more easily. However, I tend to prefer to record analog gear over digital anyway, so the fact that this is such as studio-centered device makes it less desirable in my eyes. I would possibly like to use something like this if it had a good live response time for switching effects. While it's not as bad as some of its imitators, it's still frustrating compared to having a few analog stomp boxes that will probably sound better anyway. If you're willing to put a lot of programming into the pedal and the MIDI controller, it will improve your satisfaction with the processor.


I use this with my Strat and a Les Paul, generally through a Fender twin. I can't say I'm too impressed with this pedal. While it puts most digital effects to shame, the only really good sounds are the ones that you meticulously program yourself. It tends to rob my guitar of some of the crispness and presence, especially in the high end. My guitar sort of shimmers when played clean through a Twin, and I basically had to turn this processor on bypass to get that back. I guess for recording purposes, many people with a different aesthetic choice would prefer a digital distortion. But I think that most people would agree, the distortion sounds are not as good as the ones you can get with an analog stomp box, or the right amp. The reverbs and delays, which sound very much like your average digital effects, are not exactly top of the line digital, either. The analog versions of these same effects remain coveted and highy-priced for a reason; they are vastly superior.


I think that the sounds aren't too bad, but they don't really come close to justifying the cost of one of these. The fact that this was discontinued may have made it more expensive, but I think that the product was probably always a little overpriced. The fact is, these sounds were getting more and more popular when this was made, and it reflects its time poorly, as there has been far better digital equipment made since. I wouldn't recommend anyone go out of their way to buy this, unless it's just a great deal and you need the functions.

kruci's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech Genesis 3
So there, if I mi ke 8, cest primarily becaufe the Genesis, even though it simulates amps less than its competitor the POD XT has a function "WARP", in fact, one can mix two amps and HP together to get a unique sound (imagine a Mesa Rectifier with a Marshall Head Lamp ...) so the number of amp can matter! Finally, it depends on the use we want to do, POD, especially to mimic c amps, while the Genesis ke, cest to imitate them and also to create sounds personels! (For simulated amps, do a search on the forum, they are cited in a post)
As for effects, then there is all there, or nothing. The reverbs, phaser, flanger, delay, chorus, are fabulous (and the stereo is there for something; o)), the simulation of micro single or double coils, compression and noise gate are very effective ... the pitch is poor (really), just as some unnecessary effects (AutoYa ...) ... For the remaining j have not had time to test or c is correct ...
Twelve o'clock Connectik possible connection via PC to edit the benefits ...
Numérik output S / PDIF (not used)


General configuration simple, tresd simple if you have ever used a multi purpose, edition sounds easy, except for the knobs, you must give them all the time ... to nivo but the manual is clear enough on what to do ...
Be careful, use the cask, or power amp and the home studio of preference (well, we can also settle out of combo amp or other, but I do not guarantee the result). Regarding its use in home studio, I'm much more than agree, I have finally managed to get a good sound (even very very correct) with my ISIS lol


The Kaliti sound varies depending on what is asked, in terms of clean sounds (by adding a nice stereo modulation) the sound is just great .... mmmmm the Kaliti digitech for clean sounds is well established, and the amps simulated quite similar to the originals ...
In terms of saturation, the amps also quite similar emulated the originals (except Rectifier, sound is good, but it does not look like quite the original, while a mank kelkechose ti ...) but the sounds are very good, pitetre worse compared to the sounds clear, but very very good even kan (I also do death metal:-p, and I'm not disappointed) ...


I do not have the long time, but finally I can ca already have a good sound recording and playing at night without fear everybody ... And I would do without this choice héziter ... hehe, very satisfied with my purchase ...

Acefreshley's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech Genesis 3
Digitech Genesis 3
Guitar effects processor technology GeNetX
Made in the United States
MODELS 16 guitar amplifier (CRER possibility of hyper MODELS say is shuffled to the caractrisques DIFFERENT amps To create a unique hybrid sound)
Acoustic Simulator really a practitioner.
48 factory presets (correct) and 48 users.
X Control of expression pedals available.
Many effects of quality include: micro Simulator (transforms a simple double and vice versa), Compressor, Noise Gate, Wammy / IPS, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Triggered Phaser, Delay, Trmolo, Panner, Vibrato, Rotary Speaker ; AutoYa; Yaya (modlisation of talk box), Auto Wah, Dsaccordeur (o is the useful-p) and Pitch Shift ...
Note that some effects are available with the X control as the effect Yaya.
The device possde a MIDI IN / fc and a midi out / thru to connect the computer or control pdalier X. A suite of software is available on the Digitech site.


Gnrale configuration is really extremely simple! Just a few minutes to matriser the device.
The edition can s'avrer sounds more complicated if you want to edit the presets sound Digitech download on the community. O In the interest of the connection to edit MIDI saw "the hand" presets.
The manual is clear and trs offers even a tutorial that is apprciable trs.


The effects are truly effective and modlisations trsralistes. The pRSET factory are correct but throw up a quick look on the digitech sound community can achieve 100% comply sounds prfrs our artists.
The Genesis 3 is great for the studio. Simply connect the microphone between pc and go to register! It can be used in mono on an amp or two amps Stereo or headphones.
I like the noise gate particulirement playing perfectly his rle, which is a trs apprciable for its own registration. The effects are gnral trs well made. The only thing is that it can rgler the output volume when going from a pRSET one that can be much more strong or weak.


I use it for two days but I expected a lot :-)
I tried many effects before you buy. Whether the effects pedals or multi effects, whether Behringer, Boss or Zoom, I never found the same satisfaction.
I got prices dstock but is found also in the opportunity for a mouth bread. At that price the price quality ratio is exceptional. Less than 100 euros it is important not hsiter and pounce on it before someone else does.
I would do without hsitation choice. Now remains to find a control x reasonable price (170 euros Thomann was still expensive and more than 200 euros in France)

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