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1204, Multi-Effects Processor from Zoom.

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  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: 1204
  • Category: Multi-Effects Processors
  • Added in our database on: 01/01/2003

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Zoom 1204 user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Sebounet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom 1204
Is available throughout the range of effects including a surprising march vocoder. In parralle or SERIES, it is possible to tweak things with this amazing and cheap small effector. The qualisur in front faade is a good thing, and likewise the two pots to work in real-time effects (including MIDI, Controller are assignable to 1204 ...). I stay on my end on the depth of the programming of each effect: ESPR I had a little better. Entry into the effector is stro, the output of the same ...


Difficult to navigate without the user manual: To save space and SAVE a little money, only the edition is only two stupid LED 8 characters. Grrr ... Especially that the rotary pots permetttent to programming, it is unclear how paramtre they are assigned. It's just the default of 1204: to properly program it must be taken in the left hand the ugly little help ...


The sound is good even trs good, and the vocoder is superb!


I have a little trouble believing in this small effector: it seems a little superficial. Effective, but that lacks panache and difficult program for me as a real pinailleur.
vince le bleu08/11/2003

vince le bleu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom 1204
Effects unit with two ordinary space vehicles in and out enpanneaux two rear and a mic in front panel.
a selector switch 16 positions with an A / B which gives access to 32 presets.
niveuaux in and out adjustable on front panel knobs by
eQ a low / hi s two potentiometer
an editor of two effects knobs.
a Dry / Wet
factory presets and memory for user presets.

a Bypass
... Nothing short halucinant.


Connect, try the factory presets refine and go!
easy to use with the factory settings
More complex programming to an average score


Sound quality quite low. Once the effects are active have lost all the warmth of the voice and reverbs should be measured at least not to become invasive.

The chorus is quite anecdotal and size stereo relatively disappointing.
I thought that after a good period of ownership of the unit I would come to learn something compelling and I am on my hunger!

Maybe is this normal considering the small price of the machine to buy en 1100 (in 1998)?


I think about to change reverb, I would have preferred less dramatic effects (distortion, pitch ...) and effects used on stage! the delay is too short, the reverb is dull ... and the possibilities of publishing seems to have been added to the unit for more feel good to the manufacturer for customer satisfaction.

In short, I recommend.

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

Zoom 1204
- 1U, a bit of everything from reverb / chorus / delay, of course, but also a vocoder, the reverse, pitch, one p'tite disto ...
- Manually, 32 banks of 16 presets each, comprenent effects solo / parallel / serial
MIDI ports for control
- In memory, a few dozen different effects, some funny (morning megaphone to play live) but not really usable
- User memories


- Knobs in the 3 conventional input, output and mix (dry / wet)
- 1 knob 16 positions for banks with a switch to switch bank A / B, one for each bank of 16 presets
- 2 to edit the settings (according to the bank varaibles,
- 2 for a feeble EQ (best left to 0 and return it on a strip equipped with a true equalization)
- Plus a few buttons: switch manual / memory switch fx on / bypass, 2 for up / down the value of the LCD (selection of memories, for example), and 3 buttons store / cancel / midi ...

limited edition of these two parameters, and you need to rate the doc to know what are the knobs, LCD display on two characters, no top at all

So nothing too serious, ultimately it is going the manual, it goes into manual and tested the presets to find one that sticks .....


Is no mean effects, or they invade all, it's not easy to stick a slight reverb p'tite
So how to use nag, if you want to "effect, no finesse"
the vocoder is nice, I play often with
his flat, without fishing, blowing, which eats the original sound ... not really anything good


I've had 7 or 8 years, my first multi-fx ...
for the price, well, it's happening, but in retrospect, it was better to put five or more balls 600 (VI VII in francs at the time!) for a clean reverb p'tite
I bought from a MIDIVERB, nothing to do

I put 4 / 10 for the vocoder patches and some fun, if ....

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

Zoom 1204
Much effect are proposed, Chorus, Pitch, Flanger, Tremolo, Echo Reverb, Gate, etc ...
What the classic !....

Let's put things in their place, at this price is fair ... this is what I expected.

Well used and in good condition, it's fun, convenient, clean and not ruin.
Easier to use a virtualized instance and less lag AD / DA.

Connected live from the microphone jack, I know, I have not tried.


The edit mode is frankly not great. On the practical side, an integrated control severe acute effects are pre-defined lot.


The chorus is like nothing, for against, the reverb, echo and flanger take the road and the vocoder and pitch is fun.
Rackable 19 ", for the price and it is found in time, but it's worth it to use on and not live as if some are very difficult adjustment.


I was taken ca for some time, I have no manual and I have the Bérangère, Alesis and Lexicon. It is not Lexicon but not the same price so I will not compare
For those on a table with the I recommend looking for something else

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