Product Highlights
  • 1/4" TRS / 3.5mm Stereo / USB Type-C Connection
  • USB Interface
  • 470 kΩ Input Impedance
  • 90 g (3 oz) Weight
  • 11 x 3 x 8 cm (4 x 1 x 3") Dimensions
  • Mac / Windows OS
  • 44 kHz Sample Rate
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GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator

The ZOOM GCE-3 is a compact USB audio interface that puts ZOOM Guitar Lab’s endless collection of guitar effects, amps and cabinets at your fingertips whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

Key Features:

  • Instantly access dozens of high-quality effects, including distortion, overdrive, EQ, compression, delay, reverb, flanger, phaser and chorus
  • Free download of ZOOM Guitar Lab Mac/Windows software for creating, editing and managing patches
  • USB-C port for connection to computer
  • Built-In DSP processing for circuit emulation of G5n, G3n, G3Xn, B3n, G1 FOUR, G1X FOUR, B1 FOUR, B1X FOUR
  • Input jack accepts standard guitar cable
  • Auxiliary stereo input jack for connection of smartphones and music players
  • Stereo headphone output with volume control

Your Grab & Go Studio

Small enough to fit in the pocket of your gig bag or backpack, this compact bus-powered USB interface is perfect for capturing your ideas in the studio or on the go.

Always In Sync

The GCE-3’s built-in DSP processor takes the processing load off your computer, letting you dial in and record professional-sounding guitar tones with near zero latency.

Plug In. Jam Out

The GCE-3 records to your computer via USB-C. Perfect for practicing, the AUX input lets you play external backing tracks directly to your headphones while only recording your guitar to the computer. And for monitoring, the GCE-3 offers dedicated headphone volume control.

Guitar Lab Software

With the ZOOM Guitar Lab app for Mac/Windows, you have access to the same library of amp models, artist effects and patches available for all of ZOOM’s G-series pedals. Emulate the G5n, G3Xn and even the B3n bass pedal, right on your computer. It’s a one-stop shop for effects collection and management.

Clipboard Function

For convenience, the Clipboard function memorizes up to four effects with custom parameters, so you can copy and paste them onto other patches.

Patches & Effects

The NEWS section keeps your sound fresh with a steady stream of new downloadable patches, and the EFFECTS tab houses an ever-growing list of classic and boutique effects.

Free Cubase Download

The GCE-3 comes with a free license for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software, so you can record, mix and master your tracks.

What's Included

GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator
Steinberg Cubase LE License
Non-Slip Pad
USB Cable (Type A to C)
Operation Manual


Product Specifications

GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator

Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
A/D Conversion 24-bit 128x oversampling
D/A Conversion 24-bit 128x oversampling
Signal Processing 32-bit


Input Standard mono phone jack
Rated input level: −20 dBu
Input impedance (line): 470 kΩ
Aux In Stereo mini jack
Rated input level: −10 dBu
Input impedance (line): 1 kΩ


Phones Stereo mini jack
Maximum output level:
Headphones 15 mW + 15 mW (typ. 32Ω load)
Input S/N 120 dB (typ)
Noise Floor (residual noise)

−96 dBu (typ)


Connector: USB Type-C
USB 2.0

Power USB bus power (Type-C)
5V DC power supply (Micro-B / Optional AD-17 AC adapter)
External Dimensions 8 x 10.6 x 2.9 cm (3 x 4 x 1.1")
Weight 90 g (3.1 oz)

GCE-3 System Requirements

Windows OS: Windows 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (32bit/64bit)
CPU: Intel Core i3 or faster
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0

OS: Mac OS X 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13 / 10.14
CPU: Intel Core i3 or faster
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0*

*Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.

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