Vanessa-Mae's Zeta Electric Violin The Jazz Model
The Jazz model is the original Zeta concept on how an electric
violin should perform. With improved ergonomic shape and sleek
styling, it is the alternative to the traditional violin. The
Jazz is highly responsive to all playing styles. By removing the
upper bout, thinning the body, and lowering the string action,
this instrument facilitates reach to all positions and increased
playing speed. Important positional cues such as the headstock
heel and third position stop have been retained to ensure familiarity.
This violin is made of lighweight basswood, with an ebony fingerboard
and tuners. The hex wrench tuners allow the instrument to stay
in tune longer than traditional instruments. Fine tuning is handled
at the tailpiece. All members of the Quartet Series
are MIDI compatible when used with the Zeta Synthony MIDI Controller
and Synthesizer. Unleash your creativity with today's modern tools:
sequencers, samplers, synthesizers and software programs. The
possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
The Quartet Series
instruments are available in black, white, red, blue, and purple.
Custom finishes include translucent blue, purple, and red, maple
vintage burst, cherry maple vintage burst, and custom colors
The Synthony is built on the success of the VC-225 MIDI Controller
but it includes an internal synthesizer! Access up to 128 instrument
sounds including drums, horns, winds, pianos, guitars, basses,
and special effects. Volume control between the synthesizer and
violin is given entirely to the performer from the Zeta MIDI compatible
instrument. A mixing board or volume pedal is no longer needed!
The Synthony is ideal for seondary or college string programs
that want a fun and easy to use tool to get students excited about
playing. It includes a MIDI-out jack to drive other rack mount
synthesizers. A front panel headphone jack and synthesizer in/out
switch are also included. Other control features of the system
include pitch bend, transpose, sensitivity, and dynamics mode.
Careful setting of these various commands allows the Synthony
to adapt to any playing technique. Virtually instant frequency
analysis provides fast and accurate pitch and amplitude information
to the synthesizer. It responds to bowing the way you would expect,
continuous and smooth. The MFS-40 footswitch allows access to
sound changes during live performance. Also available is the VC-225
MIDI Controller which provides the interface between Zeta MIDI
insturments and any General MIDI synthesizer. It includes the
same control features and instant frequency analysis as the Synthony,
but does not include any sounds... perfect for those that already
own a synth.
RetroPak brings unparalleled performance of Zeta's proprietary
technology to your own instrument. The RetroPak fits any instrument
without the need to alter it in any way. Use the Zeta Synthony
or VC-225 to get involved with MIDI technology. RetroPaks consist
of a bridge/pickup assembly, tailpiece, beltpack with preamp and
output jacks. They are available for the 4-string violin (pictured
here,) the 5-string violin, viola, and cello.
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products or to find an Authorized Zeta Retailer in your area,
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Be sure to list your name, postal address, phone number, and which product you're primarily interested
in. Or, call Zeta at (800) 622-6434 toll free in the
U.S., or (510) 261-1702.
All Zeta instruments have a 2-Year Limited Warranty, parts and
labor. Return Authorization and Warranty Registration are required
for service. Contact the customer service department for details.