This is a multieffects unit with limited amp modeling capabilities. It has a myriad of effects, everything from your typical delays/reverbs, to a rotary and other crazy effects.
Editing the patches manually is really straight forward. There is also a computer program that can be used to edit the patches, its very easy to use as well.
It has a built in drum machine, which is a very cool feature.
This also doubles as A/D interface. Meaning you can use it to directly record the patches. The sound quality is decent and there's a headphone out for direct monitoring.
Setting up and editing patches, as well as utilizing the features like the built in tuner is all really straight forward.
I never needed to utilize the manual so I can't comment on it.
The effects themselves aren't bad. They're definitely not spectacular, but they sound nice and are very usable. The bypass is just like the effects, not amazing but useable. It colors your tone a bit, but its not in a bad way, it just is.
Like every multieffects unit I've tried the distortions leave a lot to be desired. They're overall kind of thin and lacking punch. They can be set up to sound okay, but they're mostly very weak and mediocre.
The build in drum machine sounds really nice, and its really handy for flushing out song ideas.
The recording aspect of it its pretty nice. It sounds as good as your patches do, so it works as advertised.
Overall this is a decent unit. The effects sound nice, the distortions are okay, and the built in drum machine and USB recording features are really handy for making quick sketches of songs.
If you're looking for a cheap way to play around with a lot of cool sounds I highly recommend it, if you're looking for prolevel effects to use for gigging and studio definitely look elsewhere.
(Originally written by captainpalmer/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
The configuration couldn't be easier: everything is clear even when you edit using the footboard.
To get to the interesting part: I'm not a guitarist, I play keyboards. I connected the RP250 to a Fender Rhodes and the result is great! I had to make my own presets but it was worth it. The Twin Reverb simulation is stunning and it allows me to have less bulky gear. I use the distortion, phasing, flanging, delay and wha effects. It certainly depends on what you play and it's not interesting for soft accompaniment and pop songs, but it's great to get a seventies sound, or for electric jazz stuff, jazz rock and psychedelic music! On stage I play mainly with a PC2 Kurzweil instead of the Rhodes and the RP 250 is also great for that. It sounds huge. I also use the footboard with a Roland VK8 (for old school hard rock).
I've been using it for several months in a somewhat unusual way. I like most of all its sound and the sturdy metal housing. The PSU connector seems to be a bit too frail if you connect/disconnect it too often. I wanted a dirty vintage sound without using half a dozen effect pedals and I find this small Digitech is great. Great value for money. I give it only a 9 because of the PSU connector.
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n_fly's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Effects: everything you can find on this type of machine with the added feature drums and whammy.
All available effects and amp simulation / Hp and various pedals
The whole is more ditable PC or Mac via USB cable.
Conection output L and R mono or stereo, headphone and guitar.
Config super simple for those who have already had this type of gear in the hands.
Editing sounds different sounds made by this simple knobs
English manual but downloaded in french on digitech.com
Halftones are impecable I had a ToneLab is and I admit that the simulations are the best RP250
The effects however are a bit disappointing for some as the whawha the whammy on the other unnecessary (too gadget)
That said I flange chorus vibrato, tremolo suit me very well.
The digitech is used with a telecaster or a PRS connect to my amp all lamps or PC.
The multi-effects egalemnt is coupled to a delay and a Boss DD6 wha crybaby535Q
I've had men qques weeks now I mainly used for live or repeated effects (type flange, chorus, tremolo) and not for the simulations
The simulations men I used on my pc for recording.
I had a lot of machine hands but that is of good quality: strong, lightweight, practical and above all cheap.
The price is more honest because I found it on a 160 plyback
I remake that choice without considering the price too hsit and qualitbr />
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ishamator's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Multi-effects pedal with 60 "patches" factory and 60 user-editable patches.
PDAL based on a 24-bit technology AudioDNA2, which has a USB interface to connect a PC, a jack plug 1 / 4 "Stereo Output Jacks by 1 / 4" headphone jack (1 / 8 "), an auxiliary input to connect a CD or MP3 player. Intgr Tuner function and" Bypass ".
There is also a rhythm box with 60 different rhythms (rock, blues, mtal, jazz, country, hiphop ..)
9v electric power transformer only (supplied in the box) There is no switch for on / off, to stop the pedals should unplug the electric power! The USB connection cable is not supplied as standard.
The PDAL is complte trs in a housing mtal solid.
Easy to use if we handle this type of adjacent pedals, is branch and we play by the different patches dfile by footswitches.
The configuration seems complicated at first, and for those who have not dja an exprience of this type of pedals (Zoom 707II, Zoom G1, G2 or other KORG ..), it is better tlecharger free X-Edit2 editor of patches from the DigiTech website, install it on your PC and connect the pedals with a USB cable. For each patch, all rglages displayed and can be modified with immediate effect.
Edited patches can be stored on the PC and / or stored in a memory 60 of the pedals, the user Reserved. There is a manual in English and in French also are basic but usable and comprhensibles.
The use of X-Edit2 editor may require the updating of Prior "Firmware" from the pedals. This opration is relatively simple, but can sometimes rvler dlicate.
Extras sounds, the amp simulations and effects on offer are trsralistes.Trs quickly we can get the sound you want. I use a Gibson SG Pro Team microphones Burstbuckers
and good old US Fender Start, and in two cases the personality of these two guitars is preserved
What is INTERESTED in this pedals is that the user can choose the type of guitar pickup he wants to modliser sound. Thus by choosing single-coil pickups in a patch I can simulate the playing on my Fender Gibson SG! Writ of Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan by way of Angus Young and Van Allen, we can all (or almost!) Couraging with the pedals.
I use it for two weeks to replace my ZOOM 707II me loose.
- Editions patches from a PC.
- Modlisation amps and cabinets and speakers PA trsrussie.
- Choice of types of guitar pickups (Single coils (SC) or double coil (HB) for
- Case in metal.
- No switch for off / on the electric pedals.
- Last day of "Firmware" from the pedals ncessaire before using the patch editor.
Of course, the pedals is not everything, but for the price (paid 150) is an excellent deal.
I would do that choice for me.