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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 8 reviews )
 7 reviews88 %
 1 user review13 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Audiofanzine FR12/14/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

DigiTech RP150
(Originally written by SlapKid/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Hello everybody.

Inexpensive, comprehensive and easy-to-use device.

The USB connector is great because it allows me to use the RP as an external stereo sound card with volume control (and the sound quality is much better than that of my old computer).

The user interface is very simple, which is a great advantage compared to the Korg AX3G, even though I also like it, but it's a totally different concept.



UTILIZATION

Everything is labeled on the device and it's very easy to move through the parameters. It's one of the main advantages of this device.

If you want more, simply use the USB connector, download the Digitech software and install it (it doesn't work immediately with Win XP SP2: you'll need a Microsoft update).

Once you get the software working you're possibilities are endless. I especially love the duck delay (see my Rocktron Intellifex review).

The mixer/amp control makes wonders and I appreciate the separate 1/8" jack output. The unit also has two 1/4" mono outputs... It's much better than Korg's inconvenient all-in-one solution.

I give it a 10 considering its price.

SOUND QUALITY

Several music magazines praised the quality of the reverb effects, some even went so far as to compare it to a Lexicon, but I'm quite disappointed. The reverb effects of my Korg sound much nicer.

It's the same with the RP150's octaver which sounds very synthetic but it's a real highlight of the Korg.

The EQ is nice and you can use it on its own (or with compression and reverb for example).

Many amp distortions.

It sounds a bit too clean but clear and fresh. You can also activate an overdrive PLUS a slightly overdriven amp model (great for solos) with a single button.

These applies to home or headphone use but not to band rehearsals. The sound is too sharp and not powerful enough... Anyone with an MG Marshall can get a better sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought it as soon as it came out. I use it frequently as a headphone amp with my distortion pedals (great results with the blue GDI21) or as an interface between my electro-acoustic guitar and my Samson 40A monitors (also a great combination).

When I play with my band, we use it either as delay/reverb effect or as an interface between the distortion pedals and the mixer (or keyboard amp) for people who don't have a guitar amp with enough output power.

I find the unit is a good choice considering its overall sound quality, numerous possibilities and price. And the ease of use makes it a great tool to start out.

I give it a very good mark (I believe I recall a Metal Zone pedal had the same price a few years ago...)
Audiofanzine FR12/08/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

DigiTech RP150
(Originally written by Resty/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
All effects are provided: distortion, reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, whammy... USB connector, stereo output, headphone output. External PSU included. Very easy to use: 10/10

UTILIZATION

Everything is thought out... Sound editing is easy. The user's manual could be clearer. But once you read it and try out all settings you'll understand how the unit works (even I did!): 9/10 because of the not-so-clear user's manual.

SOUND QUALITY

Delay, reverb, chorus and acoustic sounds are very good. Excellent sound with the adequate editing but it's much more difficult than with an effect pedal. This device offers you several effects for the price of a good noise gate. Good dynamic response. So I give it 9/10 but not 10 (I'm rating the ROCKTRON PHOPHESY).

It's another story when it comes to distortion. I play heavy metal and I'm looking for a METALLICA, NIGHTWISH, MEGADETH or FRIEDMANN sound. I don't like the distortion nor the amp simulations. No dynamics, no definition, muddy sound. It's not up to the level for playing metal. I connected a METAL ZONE MT2 before my RP150, played wit the settings and now the MT2 and the RP150 have been transformed into a GT10! I give it 8/10 because of the amp simulations and the distortion . But 10/10 with the MT2.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it for about one month. It's easy to use. Light and effective. Beautiful clean sound. Very good distortion sound with my MT2. I already tested the GT10. It's heavy and expensive and it looks awful. But it always sounds awesome, even at high output levels. The RP150/MT2 combination produces the same sound quality but it's not as convenient as having a single footboard (the sound of each unit alone is only average). The MT2 alone produces a cold sound and the RP150 adds warmth to it. The MT2 adds a high-quality distortion sound to the RP150. 8/10 since you have to buy both.
Abbekan05/04/2013

Abbekan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fine"

DigiTech RP150
Specifications
Main Features
A / D / A converter: Superior audio performance 24-bit
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
DSP Section: AudioDNA2 ™ DSP Processor
Simultaneous effects: 11
Memory Presets: 50 User presets (1-50) / 50 factory presets (51 to 00)
Drum: 60 models
Dimensions: 10 5/8 "Length x 8 3/4" wide x 2 5/18 "height
Unit Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Analog input connections:
4 "unbalanced 1 / (TS): guitar input
Input Impedance: 500k Ohms
Unbalanced 1/4 ": In Control
Analog output connections:
Outputs left / right lines: impedance unbalanced 1/4
The impedance of the output left / right lines: 500 Ohms per side
Maximum output: +10 dBu
Headphone: 1/8 "stereo (TRS) - 13.6mW per channel @ 50 Ohms
Section 5 - Appendix

UTILIZATION

Super simple since the PC software. Shame it is that Windows

SOUND QUALITY

It should tweak but when we found ... it's great

OVERALL OPINION

Since 2010 almost every day.

The only downside is that the tuner is wrong ...
Abbekan12/27/2012

Abbekan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech RP150
Specifications
A / D / A 24-bit high performance audio
Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz
DSP Section AudioDNA2 DSP Processor
Simultaneous Effects 11
50 User Presets Preset Memory (1-50) / 50 Factory Presets (51-00)
60 Drum Machine Patterns
Dimensions 10 5/8 "Length x 8 3/4" Width x 2 5/8 "Height
Unit Weight 3.2 lbs.
Type USB Type B, USB1.1 Full Speed ​​supports (12 Mbps Bandwidth USB 2.0 compatible)
Power Supply PS0913B

USE

A little complex to use live but a dconcertante simplicity with the software.

SOUND QUALITY

Nothing wrong sound card and use it a must.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Perfect except laccordeur is necessary.
Resty12/08/2008

Resty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech RP150
Distos. Wha. Whammy. Chorus.Reverb.Chorus.Flanger; ... Low Delay; battery;
Simple.A connect between other pedals or on the amp or on the recorder. (Stereo output) <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />


USE

Manuel clear enough but poorly translated. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />
Pretty simple to use. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />


SOUND QUALITY

Chorus reverbs and delays ok <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />
Distos and amp modeling to zero archi <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt="sad" />
Ok Equaliser <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />
Wha archi zero <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt="sad" />
Archi zero drum sounds <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt="sad" />
Means low sounds. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />
Acoustic sounds ok <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />
Noise gate ineffective <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />


NOTICE GLOBAL

I have over a year. It is for me boost my MT2 (with the dealy equalize and reverb) and make bass sounds and acoustic guitar. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />
With much more money I will buy a pedal that does all kinds Boss GT10.Avec super distortion and good noise gate it's a cheap multi-effects.
crisoban08/26/2007

crisoban's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech RP150
The effects are very complete

USE

The use is very simple, except in my case, I can not get out a single sound on my pc, yet I tlcharg usb ports, said x-software and when I connects it detects it is as sound card, so if anyone could help me rgler this problem, I Remerie in advance.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are incredible quality

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for June 07
only problem, the connection to the PC
but it is for me the best deal piont of view qualitprix
Yossem05/22/2007

Yossem's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech RP150
Multi effect processor for guitar, Digitech at entry level. The models above are the RP 250 and RP 350.
Effects proposed by the RP 150 are numerous. There are distortion, and overdrive, the flanger, chorus, ...
The amp simulations make it very well, and we get easily regained his undergroud to Deep Purple for 70 years, as its a big black metal style of Venom 90 years, passing by many of Metallica, Maiden, AC / DC ...
It uses a transistor
The library offers 50 preset factory preset and 50 user editable and modifiable at will via a USB interface and a PC or Mac (I'm not on the Mac;) ). For cons, the X-edit software, the USB cacable and instructions are not provided in the boitage. It will go on the digitech site to retrieve the software and in the large area of ​​your choice to buy a USB cable.
The RP150 also serves as a sound card when connected via USB. This also presents some problems with the sound card, at least in my case with the sb live external usb. I have to disconnect it when I connect my PC to the RP150.
The connection is the most basic and simple, a jack input and a 6.35 or 6.35 2 jack output for mono or stereo. Power is supplied. The RP150 features a push button that lets you change the output impedance to choose amp or mixer. There is also a headphone jack (for vosins at 3:00 in the morning).
It just lacks something important: a power button. shame.

UTILIZATION

Configuration is very simple. One branch, it makes it sound and motion.
Editing sounds is easy on the other hand is less easy if you're with X-edit or the multi purpose. Basically it's going with the PC alone, and live on the pedal, it must be because the doc is on display two digits. The doc is especially useful for encoding amplifiers.
The manual is very clear and sufficient. For those who shop elsewhere than in France (like me) will have a manual in English. No worries, we find on the net the French manual.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are excellent and powerful. Personally, I use a lot of distortion, my musical direction is very metal of 80-90 years.
I use the mutli-purpose with a BC Rich Warlock platinum viel amp and a Dean Markley DMC-80 and I must say that this configuration perfectly meets my expectations.
Recording side, in a mixer, sound quality is at the appointment. Is obtained easily and quickly a good big sound stunning. For instnant, I have yet to mixer, and my recording setup password only on my SB Live USB stereo line in, it sends many already.

OVERALL OPINION

I use the RP150 for 2 months. What I like most about this multi purpose, ease of use.
What I dislike is the lack of a button - off, and most importantly, it is supplied without CD-ROM and especially without USB cable, but it may be a choice to digitech propse this Article at a price more than interesting.
Before purchasing this model, I must say that I did not try others. I had a childhood memory of a Digitech RP1 (not very young) and especially the brand awareness. I took the info on the internet and I ordered the RP150.
The price / quality ratio is excellent. Much power and quality for a lower price to 150 Euros, what more? If this choice was to do again, I would.
spetit5903/03/2007

spetit59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech RP150
Multi-effects and amp modeling with USB interface (acting as sound card). a guitar input, two output jack 6.35 (left and right) the power supply a USB port and voila ... easy.
small regret, however: no power button.

UTILIZATION

Configuration simple enough once the firmware update done ... setting with the knobs and easy, however limited the display requires a list of amps and effects under the eyes ... everything works out with the pc interface xedit really well done.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are sufficiently large (which uses all the effects of a multi-purpose frankly) and the amp modeling is sufficient: correct, JCM800, bassman, twin reverb ... what's essential for me!
Note that the factory presets are pretty good compared to the other and you just get about another 130 presets made by "people" on the digitech site.

Note: we combine some 11 effects, there are delays, reverbs, phases ... but also distortion pedals (simpa) is obtained easily and a great big sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I recently and I will update this review later ...

I love the most: the sound (really well modeled and hot)
what I like least: the power button

I already had a pod xt, zoom g9 2.tt, TonePort UX2 one, a fender 30 GDEC ... I just say that I did some modeling in the round and the RP150 is the one that suits me best: it is neither a gas plant or a gadget, there is less effect on the model, less amp modeled but are better quality, there is a drum machine (always simpa) ... a great success even at this price I feel ripped off digitech!

the price may be just because it comes without a USB cable, no cd for installation (all must download with no real notice and there are no frills) but hey we are still far from the product line 6 in terms of price and yet over as his (and well c what counts right?).