DigiTech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System

DigiTech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System

DigiTech RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System

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Product Highlights

  • 5 Individual Stompboxes
  • 200 Presets
  • USB x2 Streaming
  • Expression Pedal
  • Cubase LE4
  • X-Edit Librarian Software
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DigiTech RP500FX Overview

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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.
In the Box
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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    DigiTech RP500FX Specs

    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)
    Packaging Infobbcuxfvwxxadsxtzeq
    Package Weight 9.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 12.1 x 4.7"

    DigiTech RP500FX Reviews

    RP500 Integrated Effect Switching System is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overwhelmed newby 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.
    Date published: 2010-09-12
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