Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

BH #BODD500 • MFR #DD-500
Boss
Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal
Key Features
  • High-Fidelity 32-Bit/96 kHz Digital Delay
  • 12 Delay Modes
  • Use Two Delay Patches in Parallel
  • Manipulate Sounds in Real Time
Featuring high-fidelity audio processing at 32-bit/96 kHz, the BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal has 12 delay modes that can evoke modeled analog ambience, clean digital repeats, and other delay types in between. While the delay processing is digital, it leaves your fundamental tone untouched as it passes through to the output, either as a true bypassed or buffered signal. Once your patches are set, they can be edited and manipulated in real time using the front-panel controls and footswitches, as well as separately available footswitches and expression pedals. With its built-in memory, the DD-500 can even function as a looper pedal.
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Boss DD-500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Twelve Versatile Delay Modes and Deep Editing Options
  • 3High-Quality Sound Processing
  • 4Advanced Features for Stage and Studio Use
  • 5Deep Real-Time Control
  • 6DD-500 Delay Modes
  • 7DD-500 Assignable Control Functions

Featuring high-fidelity audio processing at 32-bit/96 kHz, the BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal has 12 delay modes that can evoke modeled analog ambience, clean digital repeats, and other delay types in between. While the delay processing is digital, it leaves your fundamental tone untouched as it passes through to the output, either as a true bypassed or buffered signal. Once your patches are set, they can be edited and manipulated in real time using the front-panel controls and footswitches, as well as separately available footswitches and expression pedals. With its built-in memory, the DD-500 can even function as a looper pedal.

Twelve Versatile Delay Modes and Deep Editing Options

With the DD-500's 12 delay modes, you can create any delay sound 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 great precision

High-Quality Sound Processing

In the DD-500, every delay mode has been carefully crafted for a unique sonic personality and highly musical tones realized by 32-bit/96 kHz processing throughout. And while the DD-500's delay effects are 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 disengaged

Advanced Features for Stage and Studio Use

The DD-500 has a large, integrated LCD which fully supports the pedal's immense capabilities, giving you clear visibility of delay time, patch ID, and more on one screen, plus navigation for detailed parameter tweaks, naming, and system management. Via USB, it's simple to connect to your computer for patch backup and MIDI I/O opens up many additional control options with advanced setups such as a pedal board incorporating complex switchers like the BOSS ES-8 Effect Switching System

Deep Real-Time Control

With its freely assignable controls, the DD-500 delivers 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 optional expression pedal or external switches, and MIDI I/O opens up many additional control options with advanced setups

DD-500 Delay Modes

  • Standard: Clear digital delay
  • Analog: Emulates classic analog "BBD" delays like the BOSS DM series
  • Tape: Emulates the warm sound of tape-based delay units, including the Maestro Echoplex and legendary Roland RE: 201 Space Echo
  • Vintage Digital: Emulations of early digital delays from the 1980s, including Roland's famous SDE-2000 and SDE-3000 rack units, and the BOSS DD-2
  • Dual: Two different delay lines that can be connected in series or parallel
  • Pattern: Sixteen different delay lines that can be set independently for all types of unique rhythmic effects
  • Reverse: Backwards delay for cool psychedelic effects and other unique tones
  • SFX: "Special effects" delay with a highly unique sound character
  • Shimmer: Pitch-shifted delays for lush, heavenly textures
  • Filter: Delay with a sweeping filter
  • Slow Attack: Ethereal delays that fade in with playing dynamics
  • Tera Echo: Spacious, animated ambience effect derived from the innovative BOSS TE-2 pedal

DD-500 Assignable Control Functions

The following functions can be assigned to the DD-500's onboard TAP/CTL switch and/or optional external footswitches. These assignments are stored as part of a patch.
  • Tap: Set the delay in time with a song's tempo
  • Hold: The delay's feedback is held continuously while the switch is pressed
  • Warp: Increases the delay's feedback and level simultaneously for powerful expressive effects
  • Twist: Adjusts multiple delay parameters with a single press, creating wild sounds similar to twisting the panel knobs in real time
  • Moment: Outputs the delay sound only when you hold down the switch
  • Roll ½ / ¼ / ⅛: Cuts the delay time to a fractional subdivision of the current setting when you hold down the switch
  • Fade In: Fades in the delay sound
  • Fade Out: Fades out the delay sound
  • Assign 1-8: Allows you to assign and control up to eight different delay parameters at once
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Boss DD-500 Specs

Inputs2 x unbalanced 1/4" instrument TS
Nominal Input Level: -10 dBu
Max Input Level: +8 dBu
Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
1 x 1/4" tempo/expression pedal TRS
Outputs2 x unbalanced 1/4" instrument TS
Nominal Output Level: -10 dBu
Max Output Level: +8 dBu
Output Impedance: 1 kOhm
Recommended Load Impedance20 kOhms or greater
Digital I/O1 x USB 2.0 (hi-speed mass storage)
MIDI (in/out)
Sampling Frequency96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion32 bits
Processing32-bit floating point
Modes12 Delay Modes:
STANDARD
ANALOG
TAPE
VINTAGE DIGITAL
DUAL
PATTERN
REVERSE
TERA ECHO
SLOW ATTACK
FILTER
SHIMMER
SFX
Delay TimeMax: 10 sec (Values may vary according to the mode and connections)
Phrase Looper60 sec (96 kHz mono, 48 kHz stereo)
120 sec (48 kHz mono)
Delay can be applied
Patches198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])
Pedals3 x Footswitch [A][B][TAP/CTL]
ControlsMODE
TIME/VALUE
FEEDBACK
E.LEVEL
TONE
MOD DEPTH
Display1 x Graphic LCD (128 x 62 dots, backlit LCD)
Power SupplyAlkaline batteries: AA, LR6 type x 4
Optional AC Adapter (PSA series)
Battery LifeAlkaline: 7 hours (approximate)
(These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use)
Current Draw200 mA
Dimensions6.75 x 5.4 x 2.5" / 170 x 138 x 62 mm
Weight2.25 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.921 x 7.874 x 4.488"
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