Zoom 1201
Zoom 1201

1201, Multi-Effects Processor from Zoom.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Nivag666's review"Idiot proof FX utility"

Zoom 1201
Certainly not high-end, and lacking in deep editing capability or anything much in the way of multi-FX, the unassuming 1201 still became something of a minor cult item amongst late-1990s home studio types. Mainly I suppose because of the broad array of FX on offer, including oddities like ring-modulation, vocoding, and pitch-delay. Of course there are also the basic modulation offerings, including some dual and parallel patches, and a generous bank of 121 reverbs. The editing is all on the front panel, and while extremely limited, the ease of access means making changes is the simplest of exercises. An all-rounder that any studio denizen would find some use for.

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

Zoom 1201
The Zoom 1201 is a small multi-effect offering many different effects. Reverbs of course, but also the effects of pitch, chorus, filters, everything that one could need in a home studio or on stage!


use is very simple, there is no need to book. Apart from the three potentiometers can be dosed into and from the signal, the other three knobs are used for the first varying effects settings selected by the third and the second is used to decrease or increase one time or a change reverbs tone or varying a delay time. It's super easy to use! There is also a small three-position switch that allows you to multiply all the effects!


Personally I do not like too much reverb, they are highly artificial! On my guitar for example I find particularly aggressive! To be quite honest, I much prefer my reverbs lxp 5 or my midiverb4. Other effects are not bad! on the other hand effects are great assets, a simulation of voice telephone, radio and a sound well rotted that I used very often for the purpose of spoken and sung a show!


I use the zoom 1201 for about 2 years to get good special effects, such as a generator noise (radio noises, sounds of crackling vinyl) absolutely horrible but at the same time so convenient for creative work a minimum!
What I love about this lens is the diversity of its effects. What I like less is the quality of its reverb.
Dom Brunet04/05/2008

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

Zoom 1201
Nice little machine with no CHRE ocas
Cool effects: auto-filter / vocoder / pitch / karaoke ...!
I use it for my old Farfisa organ
Surprising, especially as the pitch works much better than a Lexicon MPX100
(No delay)


Configuration very simple!





Ludovic.gesse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom 1201
A multi-effect unit 19 "includes the classic reverbs and delays of more than special effects (flanger etc ...)
it works in stereo and enter into it in asymmetrical jack
it is not twelve o'clock
It has 3 banks of 11 effects with 11 variations chaqun (everyone should find something)


It is very easy to use no complicated settings you turn the knobs until you find the


One of the default zoom c breath quite noticeable but hey .....
I use both c and for delay flangers and auto filter
I particularly like this last effect (sort of whawha) behind a loop it sounds terrible


It's been three years since I use it is very simple very cheap (1000f at the time)
very very good value for price is my first multi-effect and the price is great ...