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Zildjian New Gen16 Access Tool

Sharon Paquette Lose • News • August 5, 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company released a new and improved Access Tool for the Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal System. 

The new Gen16 Access Tool improves the user experience by using “drummer friendly” terms and much simpler, easy to use controls – all on two screens.  The Gen16 Access Tool is available to download for free at

The Access Tool can be used on a Mac or PC and the program enables drummers to create personalized sounds within the Digital Cymbal Processor.  There are now 99 cymbal tone shape preset slots in each individual channel and 99 kit presets in the new “kit mode,” allowing drummers to mix and match their favorite cymbal presets or add their own customized presets.  Additional improvements were made in the Editor Mode, using simplified graphics and language that enables the customizing of the DSP effects in the Digital Cymbal Processor.


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