ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC SYSTEM
Welcome to a new world of sonic possibilities with the revolutionary Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric System.
Scroll down or watch our videos to see how the Gen16 System can transform the way you play and how you sound.

DIRECT SOURCE PICKUP
The Direct Source Pickup captures the pure acoustic sound of the Zildjian Buffed Bronze
cymbals while eliminating feedback, crosstalk, and phasing associated with microphones.  

DIGITAL CYMBAL PROCESSOR
The Digital Cymbal Processor (DCP) is a powerful DSP engine and Audio Mixer all in one small box.
With this processing power you can modify the Zildjian Buffed Bronze Cymbal’s timbre to
make the cymbals sound brighter, darker, thinner, or fuller all with no audio latency. 

NEW ACCESS TOOL
NOW AVAILABLE
The new Zildjian Gen16 Access Tool for the Digital Cymbal Processor improves the Gen16
system by using common "drummer friendly” terms and easy-to-use controls. Pared down to two
screens, the new Zildjian Gen16 Access Tool lets drummers customize the powerful DSP effects in
the
Digital Cymbal Processor for personalized sounds

BUFFED BRONZE CYMBALS
The Gen16 Acoustic Electric system is best utilized
with our unique Buffed Bronze cymbals. They are
available in multiple sizes and types such as HiHats, Chinas,
Rides, Crashes and more. 

ZILDJIAN DIGITAL VAULT 
Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.1:
A comprehensive collection of pristine
Zildjian cymbal sample recordings ready
to slot into your BFD3 or BFD Eco installation.

Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2
An exciting collection of orchestral and
field cymbal sounds for BFD3 and BFD Eco.







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