Zoom has released a major firmware update for their MultiStomp MS-70CDR multi-effects pedal.
The MultiStomp MS-70CDR is designed as a guitar effects pedal, but is popular with synthesists because it provides a wide range of Reverb, Delay, Chorus and Dynamics effects in a small, affordable package.
MultiStomp MS-70CDR firmware 2.0 adds 51 new effects, in addition to the pedal’s existing 86 effects. The new firmware adds classic effects like Tremolo, Slicer, Octaver, Pitch Shifter, Slow Attack, Noise Gate, Exciter, and Envelope Filter. There’s also a compressor and some advanced effects such as Lo-Fi, Synthesizer and Organ simulation.
For details on the update, see the the MS-70CDR V2.0 Effects List (.pdf file).
Here’s an example of the MS-70CDR in action with a Prophet ’08 synthesizer (original firmware):
Here’s an example with a Korg Volca Keys:
Here’s a playlist of examples of the pedal in action with synthesizers:
Pricing and Availability
The Zoom MultiStomp MS-70CDR is available now with a street price of about US $120.
If you’ve used the MS-70CDR with synths, share your thoughts on it in the comments!