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Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

Boss does digital delay right with the DD-500! Choose from 12 delay modes -- tape echoes to edgy filters -- then shape and save your sounds on the large LCD. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

Filled with recently developed BOSS technology, the DD-500 is the most powerful and versatile stompbox delay ever created. This incredible sound-creation toolbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes with exceptional audio quality, plus deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI, and much more. From basic echo to dead-on emulations of classic delays to incredibly lush spatial textures that take your breath away, the DD-500 will launch your music places you never thought possible.


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With the DD-500's 12 delay modes, you can create any delay sound you can imagine, and then some. Everything you need is here, from warm, gritty vintage delays and tape echo to complex modern delay lines that employ pitch shifting, filtering, and other unique processing. With the hands-on knobs, it's easy to shape essential parameters and create great sounds immediately. Each delay type also includes a semi-parametric four-band EQ, modulation, ducking, and many other parameters, allowing you to dive deep and refine tones with maximum precision.

In the DD-500, every delay mode has been carefully crafted for a unique sonic personality and highly musical tones at every setting, realized by high-powered DSP running at 32-bit/96 kHz. And while the DD-500's delay effects are high-end digital, your straight guitar tone remains 100-percent analog at all times, with your choice of buffered or true-bypass operation. In addition to strengthening the analog dry signal, buffered bypass has the added benefit of enabling carryover, so delay trails are not cut off unnaturally when the effect is switched off.

In the world of sophisticated delay stomps, the DD-500 stands alone in practical usability. The large, integrated LCD fully supports the pedal's immense capabilities, giving you clear visibility of delay time, patch ID, and more on one screen, plus sane navigation for detailed parameter tweaks, naming, and system management. And via USB, it's simple to connect to your computer for patch backup and MIDI control with your favorite DAW.

With its freely assignable controls, the DD-500 delivers unmatched creative expression and performance flexibility. By default, the A, B, and TAP/CTL switches offer intuitive control for two patches, bypass, bank selection, tap tempo, and more. However, they can be customized to operate in alternate ways, such as providing top-level access to three different delay patches, or allowing you to use two patches at once for layered delay sounds. Instead of tap tempo, you're able to assign the TAP/CTL switch to various real-time functions like Warp or Twist for a wide range of expressive effects. Even more parameters can be manipulated via an expression pedal or external switches (not included), and MIDI I/O opens up many additional control options with advanced setups.

Boss gives you a taste of what the DD-500 Digital Delay is capable of:


Features:

- Studio-level stereo sound with 32-bit/96 kHz processing throughout
- 12 versatile delay modes from vintage to modern deliver unlimited creative possibilities
- Unrivaled real-time expression with customizable control settings for onboard and external switches
- Graphic LCD for easy, intuitive operation while performing and editing
- Onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
- Equipped with a built-in Phrase Looper, MIDI, USB, and more
- Selectable buffered or true-bypass operation

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- Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz
- AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits
- Processing: 32-bit floating point
- Delay Modes: 12 modes
- STANDARD
- ANALOG
- TAPE
- VINTAGE DIGITAL
- DUAL
- PATTERN
- TERA ECHO
- SLOW ATTACK
- FILTER
- SHIMMER
- SFX
- Maximum delay time: 10 sec.(depends on delay mode)
- Phrase loop: 60 sec. (96 kHz/MONO, 48 kHz/STEREO), 120 sec. (48kHz/MONO) Delay can be applied.
- Patches: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])
- Pedals: Foot switch x 3 [A][B][TAP/CTL]
- Knobs: MODE, TIME/VALUE, FEEDBACK, E.LEVEL, TONE, MOD DEPTH
- Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 62 dots, backlit LCD) x 1
- Nominal Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
- Maximum Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
- Input Impedance: INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
- Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
- Output Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 20 k ohms or greater
- Bypass: Buffered bypass or True bypass(with relays)

- Connectors:
- INPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TSR phone type
- USB COMPUTER port: USB type B USB-MIDI
- MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
- DC IN jack
- Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (not included)
- Current Draw: 190 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use: (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.) Alkaline: Approx. 7 hours
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 6-3/4 x 5-7/16 x 2-1/2" (170 x 138 x 62mm)
- Weight: (including battery) 2 lbs 4 oz (1 kg)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DD-500
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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Overall: Did some research and chose this guy for use with my Bass guitar. I needed something versatile, reliable, and easy to manage. We play with in-ear monitors and a click track so every song has specific timing for things. I wanted a delay I could dial in the timing to a specific BPM and choose which note is getting the delay beat. And here I introduce the DD-500 - Boom Son! Sounds great with Bass guitar, countless options and capabilities, quick learning curve, ability to save tons of settings and pull them up quickly while on stage. Everything from super tight punchy delay sounds, to that washed out muddy swirling sound you can use for intro and outro bits. Stunning. Why buy something else when you could have the Millennium Falcon. "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs" - Han Solo zZounds is amazing! great customer service, thank you for the ease of payment option if needed, and for timely deliveries!!
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Pop, Funk, Jam
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Sound: The sound is decent overall, some modes sound better than others. My last two delays were a Flashback and before that an EchoPark and this pedal sounds better than either and, offers TONS more functionality. I don't care for the sound of the Shimmer mode, this is one of the few areas where I feel that the DD-500 really falls short of its closest competitors. I could do without the Terra Echo too. Instead of an effects loop for the repeats, it has built in effects that you can add to the repeats within the unit. Aside from the modulations, I don't care for most of the effects and would have much rather had an effects loop. Don't get me wrong though, I am VERY pleased with this pedal. I mainly use the Standard and Analog modes and they sound just fine and are worth the price of admission alone. Feature: This is where this pedal really impresses. This things has ten times more functionality than I will ever use. The real genius of this design is that you can either walk right up to it and twist knobs and get a good basic sound quick and easy or you can go into the deep editing and let your imagination run wild. Seriously, this thing is only limited by how much time you want to spend tinkering with it. The manual manages to be BOTH huge and worthless, a common theme among Roland's more complicated products and, believe me, this pedal CAN get complicated if that's what you want. The ONLY feature I would like to see that was omitted would be an effects loop. Ease of Use: This pedal can be adjusted pretty easily but, if ease of use is a serious concern of yours, I would probably just look at something else entirely. Quality: My last two digital delays both went out within 2-3 years and, THAT was my main motivator in choosing a Boss product. Many people I have owned and played lots of Boss and Roland products over the decades and they have consistently been some of the most reliable music products I have ever seen. I have only owned this pedal a few months so, I can't really speak to it's reliability at this point but, I am optimistic about it. Value: This is obviously subjective. The truth is, I would have probably been just fine with the DD-7 at half the price.... BUT! zZounds make it so darned easy to treat yourself with their awesome payment plans,...so why not?!!? In comparison to pedals like the Timeline, Time Factor, Flashback X4, etc... I think the DD-500 offers the most options for the money. The reputation of Boss and Roland products also makes me more confident to spend this kind of money on a pedal. I think it is money well spent. Manufacturer Support: Never needed to contact Roland before. The manuals are terrible though. The Wow Factor: I think that this pedal is terribly ugly. They should have hit is with that snazzy black metal flake paint job that's on the the Boss RV-6. Overall: A top shelf multi-delay that is a bit more affordable than it's competition.
Style of Music: Anything with guitars in it.
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