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DigiTech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System

B&H # DIRP500 Mfr # RP500
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $299.95
Product Highlights
  • 5 Individual Stompboxes
  • 200 Presets
  • USB x2 Streaming
  • Expression Pedal
  • Cubase LE4
  • X-Edit Librarian Software

The Digitech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System is a comprehensive guitar workstation that features advanced modeling capabilities and a massive effects library modeled on some of the most popular effects in recorded music's history.

The RP500 starts by modeling 50 classic amps and 25 cabinets that you can mix and match. An extensive library of 125 effects can be applied individually, or as part of one of 30 preset effects chains. Any three effect parameters can be applied to the expression pedal, for combined effect shifts that are truly innovative.

The USB connection can be used for computer editing of presets. But it can also be used for audio streaming (two streams up, two streams down), making the RP500 an excellent choice for direct computer recording.

The integrated tuner makes it easy to get in tune while the extensive inputs and outputs, switchable modeling (you can turn it off for live play through an amp), and high-resolution 24-bit sound make the RP350 a comprehensive guitar workstation that travels easily between practice, rehearsal, recording, and performance.

Amp Models
50 amps and 25 cabinets are modeled in 24-bit sound. Digitech's Component Modeling gives a more dynamic, responsive depiction of an amp's performance than amp modeling alone.
Tons of Effects
An elaborate set of 125 effects cover the gamut of what a guitarist could possibly need. You can tweak them by hand, or apply them as one of 30 effect chain presets that help you get the most out of combined effects.
Triple-Assignable Expression Pedal
The RP500's expression pedal can be loaded with up to three effect parameters. Almost every parameter is available to be assigned. You could, as one example, increase the reverb, chorus depth, and distortion as you depress the pedal.
100/100 Presets
The 100 factory presets are matched by 100 user memory locations, so you can save your own creations without losing the excellent preset sounds.
USB Recording, Editing, Streaming
The USB connection in the back is not just for computer editing of presets. It also facilitates 2-way audio streaming (2 streams up, 2 streams down), making the RP500 an excellent all-in-one interface for direct computer recording.
Pedals Next Preset pedal
Previous Preset pedal
Amp A/B Toggle pedal
Assignable Expression pedal
Switches 9 heavy duty vacuum-style switches control Bypass, Tap Tempo, Bank up/down, Program up/down, Tuner, program access and stompbox/effect on/off
Controls Expression Pedal
6 Rotary Knobs
Connectors 1 x 1/4" Guitar Input jack
2 x 1/4" stereo L/R Output jacks
1 x 1/8" Headphone Out jack
1 x 1/8" Aux In jack
2 x XLR female stereo L/R Output jacks
1 x USB connector
Power In jack
Effects Wahs:
DigiTech Wah
Cry Wah Based on a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
Clyde Wah Based on a Vox Clyde McCoy Wah
DigiTech Compressor
CS Compressor Based on an Boss CS-2 Compressor/Sustainer
Dyna Comp Based on an MXR Dynacomp

Noise Gate:
DigiTech Silencer Noise Gate
DigiTech Auto Swell Gate

3-band semi-parametric EQ

Chorus Stompbox Models:
DigiTech Dual Chorus
DigiTech Multi-Chorus
DigiTech Glistening Chorus
CE Chorus based on a Boss CE-2 Chorus
TC Chorus based on a TC Electronics Chorus

Flanger Models:
DigiTech Flanger
DigiTech Triggered Flanger
MX Flanger based on MXR Flanger
EH Flanger based on Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
AD Flanger based on ADA Flanger

Phaser Models:
DigiTech® Phaser
MX Phaser based on MXR Phase 100
EH Phaser based on Electro Harmonix Small Stone

Pitch Models:
DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech Pitch Shift
DigiTech Detune
DigiTech Harmony Pitch
Octaver based on a Boss OC-2 Octaver

Vibrato / Rotary Models:
DigiTech Vibrato
DigiTech Rotary
DigiTech Vibro / Pan
Unovibe based on a Unicord Uni-Vibe

Tremolo Models:
DigiTech Tremolo
DigiTech Panner
DigiTech ScatterTrem - Dual tremolo effect
Opto Tremolo based on a Fender Opto Tremolo
Bias Tremolo based on a Vox Bias Tremolo

Envelope / Special Models:
DigiTech Auto Yah
DigiTech YaYa
DigiTech Synth Talk
DigiTech Step Filter
DigiTech Sample & Hold
DOD FX25 based on DOD FX25 Envelope Filter

Digital Delay
Analog Delay
Pong Delay
Modulated Delay
Tape Delay
Reverse Delay
DM Analog Delay based on Boss DM2 Analog Delay
Echo Plex based on a Maestro EP-1 Tube Echoplex

Lexicon Ambience
Lexicon Hall
Lexicon Room
Lexicon Studio
Spring based on a Fender Twin Reverb
EMT240 based on an EMT 240 Plate Reverb


Display Large 8 character alpha-numeric and 2 character numeric LED display
Power Supply 9 VAC, 1.3 A
Dimensions 19.5 x 2.25 x 8.75" (495 x 57.15 x 222.25mm)
Weight 6.6 lbs (3kg)
DigiTech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System
  • PS0913B Power Supply
  • Installer DVD: Cubase LE4 Recording Suite, X-Edit Editor/Librarian Software, and RP500 Windows Drivers
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    DigiTechRP500 Integrated Effect Switching System

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    Overwhelmed newby

    By Brian

    from Parrish, FL

    About Me Novice

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    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Comments about DigiTech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System:

      I'm pretty new to playing electric, but decided to get this rather than picking up an effect pedal here and there for a whole lot more money in aggregate.

      After just a couple hours fooling with it, I was overwhelmed. It's hard to imagine needing something in the way of effects that this system can't do. I'm sure if you're in a serious band you'd probably need some other bells and whistles (like the amp loop that this one doesn't have), but I can't see that I'll ever need anything else. I've been using it at church as well, and it sounds awesome over the sound system. The dual outputs - XLR and 1/4-inch, both stereo - have been a really nice feature as well, allowing us to hook up to the sound board and simultaneously to an amp without any additional stuff.

      One note - a number of the sites selling this item, and even the DigiTech website says it has a 20-second looper on it. Best I've been able to tell, it doesn't. (It's not mentioned in the owner's manual.) This was no big deal for me since I have a JamMan already, but someone wanting that feature needs to look to the RP1000 or another piece of equipment like the JamMan.

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