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    Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Creator Effects and Amp Simulator

    Like its little brother, the AC-3 Acoustic Creator is an enhanced direct box with essential DI features that help you achieve great tone no matter where you play. The AC-3 is equipped with an effects generator, stereo outputs, and a compressor. With these features plus the same high-quality preamp and 3-band EQ as the AC-2, the AC-3 is an all-in-one acoustic toolkit that’s perfect for live performance and studio.

    The AC-3 puts essential DI features right at your fingertips. Its high-quality preamp boosts your signal and helps restore your true acoustic sound. Plus, its 3-band EQ lets you quickly make the perfect adjustments to refine your tone.

    To add depth and color to your tone, AC-3 also features the best effects we’ve ever designed for acoustics. Choose from 9 different effects such as delay, chorus, and reverb, each of which has with adjustable parameters for fine-tuning your sound.

    With 16 source guitar presets, the AC-3 recovers the sonic characteristics of a variety of guitar types and body shapes. You can choose from dreadnought, upright bass, nylon strings, 12 string, and more.

    Simply select your guitar of choice, then choose piezo or magnetic pickup. From there, the AC-3 is ready to reproduce and amplify your guitar’s tone with complete accuracy.

    The AC-3 also comes with 15 additional target guitar* presets that you can use to more accurately match your guitar’s tone. For example, when using a Martin D-18 dreadnought, you can choose the Dreadnought source guitar preset and the D-Eighteen target guitar preset to more closely match the unique sound of your instrument. Or if you’re playing a square shoulder guitar, choose the Square Shoulder source preset, then use the Humming Bird target preset to recreate your tone more accurately.


    • High-quality preamp restores the tone that's lost through your acoustic pickups
    • 16 Source Guitar presets are tailored to your specific instrument
    • 15 Target Guitar presets match your guitar's exact model
    • Volume control affects input gain and output level simultaneously
    • Single-knob compressor smooths out your playing
    • 3-band EQ for sculpting your tone
    • 9 onboard effects including delay, chorus, and reverb
    • Stereo outputs enhance your guitar tone and effects
    • Eliminate feedback with the anti-feedback button
    • Ground/lift switch removes unwanted hum and buzz
    • 9dB boost allows you to switch from strumming to fingerpicking seamlessly
    • Built-in tuner with easy-to-read LED meter



    • Type: Acoustic DI Preamp with effects
    • Effects Types: 15 Acoustic Guitar models, Delay, Chorus, Reverb, Compression
    • Inputs: 1 x 1/4 (instrument)
    • Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4, 1 x 1/4 (anti-feedback footswitch)
    • USB: 1 x Micro-B
    • Features: Tuner, Anti-feedback control, Source Guitar presets
    • Power Source: 9V DC 500mA power supply (included)
    • Batteries: 2 x AA batteries (3 hours run time)
    • Height: 2
    • Width: 6.2
    • Depth: 4.2