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DigiTech RP500 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

The DigiTech RP500 offers lots of power and control. With two switchable modes, the DigiTech RP500 is ideal for stompbox loyalists as well as multi-FX users. (51) Read 18 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Easily control your tone on stage. The DigiTech RP500 guitar multi-effect processor gives you the ability to control program changes, complete signal chains and allows you to turn all amplifier and cabinet sounds off in the exclusive Pedalboard mode. When in Pedalboard mode the RP500 acts like 5 separate stompboxes and effects. Save each combo in a preset for a uniquely switchable pedal setup not found anywhere else but pro rigs. zZounds is an authorized dealer of DigiTech products.
General Specifications
- Chassis: Durable cast metal construction
- Display: Large 8 character alpha-numeric and 2 character numeric LED display

Controls
- Footswitches: 9 heavy duty vacuum-style switches control Bypass, Tap Tempo, Bank up/down, Program up/down, Tuner, program access and stompbox/effect on/off
- Expression pedal Built-in
- A/D Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
- D/A Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
- Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz throughout
- DSP Section: 1 Audio DNA2 DSP Processors
- Preset Memory: 99 User / 99 Factory Presets

Analog Input Connections
- Guitar input - Impedance: 1M Ohms
- Maximum input signal: 8 dBu

Analog Output Connections
- Line Outputs - Impedance: 1K Ohms unbalanced / 2K Ohms balanced
- Maximum Output Level: 23 dBu
- Mixer Outputs:
Impedance: 2K Ohms balanced
Maximum Output level: 23 dBu
- Headphone Outputs:
Minimum Headphone
Impedance: 50 Ohms
Output Power: 250 mW / channel
Electronic SNR: - 110dB

- USB: 2.0 compliant
- Audio streaming: 2 channels to computer, 2 channels from computer
- Sample rate: 44.1 kHz

Size/Weight
- Unit Dimensions: 19.5 x 2.25 x 8.75 in. (W x H x D)
- Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 4 x 11 in. (W x H x D) (approximate)
- Shipping Weight: 8.0 lbs (approximate)

Computer Minimum System Requirements:

Windows:
- Vista Home/Premium XP Home/Professional (SP2 installed, .NET 2.0 installed*)
- Pentium/Athlon 1.4GHz or later
- 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended)
- 180MB hard disk space for application
- DVD-ROM drive
- USB Port
- Internet connection required for Cubase activation
- *.NET 2.0 will be installed during installation of X-Edit software if required on XP systems

Mac:
- OS 10.4.x or later
- PowerPC G4/G5 1GHz or later
- 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended)
- 180MB hard disk space for application
- DVD-ROM drive
- USB Port
- Internet connection required for Cubase activation
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 5 in
DigiTech Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 801-566-8800

Product Description

The DigiTech RP500 takes the complexity of an effect switching system and combines it with the simplicity of stompboxes. Full arsenals of tones are at your disposal, all easily controlled. If you're a player who takes command of their tone by turning individual pedals on and off, enable the Pedalboard Mode button and instantly use the 5 footswitches to turn the RP500's stompboxes and effects on and off within a program. If you are tired with the effect tap-dance and want to concentrate on playing, the DigiTech RP500's Preset Mode gives you instant access to 5 totally different sounds with the single press of a footswitch (100 presets total across 20 different banks). Now the RP500 features a 20-second looper. Simply play, loop, change tones then overdub. It's that easy.

No matter how you like to control your sound, the DigiTech RP500 has a solution for you.

Plenty of Versatility

Every guitar player is different from their core tone, how they achieve it, and how they control it on stage. Whether you get your tone from your amp and just need a few effects or get your tone from a single box the DigiTech RP500 has the sounds and control over them that you need. Unlike multi-effects that take over your tone and limit your control, the RP500 is an effect switching system over internal stompboxes, effects, and amps. Control your tones in Preset or Pedalboard mode. The Preset mode allows you to switch between saved presets and can drastically differ from one to another. The RP500's Pedalboard mode allows you to turn on an off individual effects and stompboxes with ease within a preset.

To top it off, the unique Amp/Cabinet Bypass mode defeats internal amplifiers and cabinets in the DigiTech RP500 leaving you with just stompboxes and effects. Your RP500 is now the perfect collection of stompboxes and effects with unprecedented control to use with your distorted or clean amplifier. Augment and spice up your sound any way you'd like and retain the control you need with the DigiTech RP500.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Makes playing Top 40 Bearable... "
Sound: You have the option of 200 different sounds. Easy to set up to get that sound perfect.. Feature: I had an older model, liked it so much I bought this new one... Ease of Use: Does take some time to go through and set up. Once you have it done you can set up your entire set list. Quality: Solid Value: Seems bit costly, but it is worth the money.. Manufacturer Support: Never used, but I am sure the large company will stand by their product... The Wow Factor: Once you set up the processor you identify each track and just play though... Overall: Great Processor, easy to use and to use "Unit to Computer" interface...
Style of Music: Blues, Classic Rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great sound for the studio. Not impressed when playing live."
Sound: The sound is a bit digital on some of the effects, mainly the heavy distortion. The 65 deluxe reverb and twin reverb amps on the board do sound very convincing. I played this board out a few times direct through the PA. It sounded alright, but not as good as an actual amp with a few stand alone pedals. I will use this in the home studio, which is its highlight, but not out to a gig again. Feature: TOO many features, read the manual so you can edit your own preferences. It sounds great recorded direct into a computer. Ease of Use: Pretty staight forward after learning how to use it. Quality: It seems very tough Value: If you dont want to buy amps and pedals to get a sound, which may cost thousands, this is the next best thing. The Wow Factor: I think it is great. I would buy it again
Style of Music: Rock,
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