Our group mainly develops and distributes electronic musical devices. In accordance with the basic philosophy “WE’RE FOR CREATORS,” we aim to establish our brand power by providing tools that enable creators around the world to create unique and original music so that we will be appreciated by stakeholders related to our group, including shareholders, employees, and business partners.

 

Our group consists of below companies.

Subsidiaries

Mogar Music S.p.A.

Distributor

ZOOM HK KTD

Logistics

ZOOM Dongguan Corporation

Quality Control

Affiliates

ZOOM North America LLC

Distributor

ZOOM UK Distribution LTD

Distributor

 

Our group develops products in Japan, at ZOOM Corporation, but we do not have our own factories. All of our products are currently manufactured by EMS companies (*1), our contract manufacturers in China. All products manufactured in China are shipped from warehouse in China or Hong Kong to the warehouse in Japan or distributors (ZOOM North America LLC for the U.S. and Canada markets, Mogar Music S.p.A. for South Europe markets, ZOOM UK Distribution LTD for the UK market, and ZOOM Authorized Distributors for other regions). From there the products are shipped directly or via wholesalers to musical instrument stores, major appliance stores, online shopping service companies, and sold to end users at stores or through the internet.

The major products of our group are as follows:

Product category

Product (Pic)

(1) Handy Audio Recorder (HAR)

Our handy audio recorder is a high-quality sound linear PCM recorder(*3), with which uncompressed sound can be recorded instead of compressed digital audio like MP3(*2) used for music distribution. This product was developed for rock musicians by using a recording technology that we cultivated through the development of multitrack recorders. It is now used not only by musicians, but also used as a sound recorder by creators who shoot movies with a digital single-lens reflex camera. 

H6

H6

(2) Multi-Effector (MFX)

Our effects(*4) product is multi-effects device containing multiple effects using digital processing. Built-in effects can be freely combined, and the created sound can be recorded in the unit and used at any time by pressing a foot switch.
We have been selling effects units for various instruments including bass guitars and acoustic guitars in a wide price range since we launched the Zoom 9002 “with the concept of a small-sized multi-effects that can be attached to a guitar strap” in 1990.

G1Xon

G1Xon

(3) Handy video recorder (HVR)

Our handy video recorder is a music video recorder that can record with high-resolution audio(*5) sound quality. The product currently on the market can handle HD image quality known as high definition, and thus HD image video can be uploaded to YouTube provided by YouTube, LLC and Vimeo provided by Vimeo, LLC using our product.

Q2n

Q2n

(4) Digital Mixer(DMX)/Multitrack Recorder (MTR)

Our multitrack recorder is a recording device that freely selects, records, and plays multiple tracks (unit of recoding data). The base music is composed in a track, a song in another track and a song with different scale in another track, thereby allowing multiple tracks to be recorded. We launched Livetrack L-12, which integrates mixing, recording, and monitoring functions with a single piece of gear, in August 2017. 

L-12

L-12

(5) Mobile Device Accessory (MDA)

Mobile device accessory is a recording device with which sound can be recorded using iOS by Apple Inc. Specifically, it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. By using a compact stereo microphone, audio or video sound can be recorded with CD-quality stereo sound. 

iQ7

iQ7

(6) Audio Interface (AIF)

Audio interface is a gateway of sound into and out of a computer. As a computer accepts only digital signals, the audio interface converts analog signals into digital audio information that a computer can process, as well as from digital to analog when listening to audio. We launched the TAC-2 audio interface as a single item in May 2014. Since we applied the Thunderbolt (*6) standard to TAC-2 and launched the TAC series with minimal latency (*7), we have been promoting the UAC series for the popular USB 3.0 standard and the handy type, which is our strength, U-series for USB 2.0. 

UAC-2

UAC-2

(7) Professional Field Recorder (PFR)

Professional field recorder is a recorder for creators in video-related industries or sound designers who use the device outdoors. It also has a time code(*8) function. We launched the F8 field recorder, the first product in the category, in August 2015, and the F4 in the same series in August 2016. 

F4

F4

(8) ARQ RhythmTrack (ARQ)

EDM uses a large amount of electronic sounds and is gaining popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Currently, club-type music festivals in which DJs continuously play EDM are popular. We launched the ARQ AR-96, the first product in this category, in May 2016. This product enables users to program EDM rhythms by tapping with their fingers 96 pads arranged in a circle. It is equipped with functions such as a phrase looper (*9), synthesizer (*10), and sequencer (*11). The ring pad can be removed from the unit and used wirelessly, allowing DJs to use the product while moving around on the stage.

ARQ AR-48

ARQ AR-48

<Notes>

  1. EMS companies
    EMS stands for Electronics Manufacturing Service, contract manufacturers of electronic devices.
  2. MP3
    A technique of compressing a sound sequence into a very small file, as well as the format of the file.
  3. Linear PCM recorder
    An IC recorder that can record audio data in the form of linear PCM in which sound data is not compressed. Linear PCM is a method of converting analog signals into digital audio information. It does not perform processing such as compression, which causes deterioration of sound quality.
  4. Effector
    A device that changes the sound of a guitar or bass guitar. It is categorized as an effector pedal, a single unit, and a multi-effector containing multiple effects in one unit.
  5. High-resolution audio
    High-resolution audio is defined by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), where either the sampling frequency (kHz) or quantization bit rate (bit) exceeds CD specifications. CD specification means 16bit/44.1kHz or 48kHz.
  6. Thunderbolt
    A high-speed general data transmission technique jointly developed by Intel Corporation and Apple Inc.
  7. Latency
    The delay before a person listens to the input of a musical instrument sound following signal processing and data transmission.
  8. Time code
    Electric signals that code time and time information.
  9. Phrase looper
    A device that sequentially repeats a phrase recorded for a certain time period.
  10. Synthesizer
    A device that synthesizes sound electronically.
  11. Sequencer
    A device that automatically plays input sound.