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Zildjian Releases New Version of Access Tool

Zildjian has launched a new and improved Access Tool for the innovative Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal System. The new Gen16 Access Tool is claimed to improve 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 programme enables drummers to create personalised 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 favourite cymbal presets or add their own customized presets. Zildjian says additional improvements have been made in the Editor Mode, using simplified graphics and language that enables the customising of the powerful DSP effects in the Digital Cymbal Processor to be easier than ever.


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