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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 9 reviews )
 8 reviews89 %
 1 user review11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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ejendres's review"Decent Unit"

DigiTech RP250
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.
Audiofanzine FR12/05/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

DigiTech RP250
(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.

NablaMetal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good value for money"

DigiTech RP250
This pedal is a processor modeling guitar amp. It can therefore mimic some amps, and especially to create through a whole range of adjustment and its effects clean amp.
It can therefore presets for each (120 in memory it seems, finally has it right not need as much, do not worry) edit his sound. Namely:

-The type of distortion
Its type-amp based
His-3-band equalizer
Its loop-effects
Its delay-
-And other stuff.

Regarding the effects are all (several types of reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, and less common things like a variable pitch). There really and in all good show, very good qualities.

Delay for loop, same (analog delay, digital, stereo delay ping, etc.).

We can tweak the pedal or with software to build the sound you want and save it. Add to its sets of sample battery (there are 5 or 6 styles with 5 variations in each style) + metronome.

The pedal is also equipped with a WAH pedal (which can affect any effect, delay volume whammy or other)

The two football selectors used to navigate from one preset to another (previous / next)

The frame is metal and is robust.

Small defect, apparently common among Digitech: no switch (must be disconnected or put a power strip with switch)

In short in these characteristics, it's a great item for that price.


If the characteristics are very good and can do lots of things, the setting is more difficult (this is the price to get the sound you want)

There are already 60 preset rules to play directly, but they are there to demonstrate the capabilities of the pedal for full use. And my tastes, and Dual Rectifier Marshall imitations are very far from the original models.

However, taking his time we can find what you're looking (but really taking his time). I recommend however to have an amp "clean" to connect the pedal on, it's not a frontman 10w you have something clean.

The manual is clear?? I dunno, I'm not needed.

Although the pedal has a switch and a headphone amp / mixer, I strongly encourage you plug it into an amp or less clean, otherwise the sound is a bit misleading. In passing the pedal features two mono outputs to use the ping delay.

Note that by Sort this out a bit we can get a looper for five seconds (with digital delay set to max, then playing, then adjusting the repetitions from 99 to 100 and finally, turning the knobs presets) c is not much but for this price there is bonus and I must say that I'm using it a lot.


The sounds are pretty good when the rules. I play mostly metal but also a lot of rock, funk or blues? And for all these styles should pedal. Even the metal that has prirori seems hard to reach (the presets are average metal) can give good results.

I sounds really approaching the chlidren Of Bodom or Sonata Arctica. Just be patient.

I plug the pedal on a line 6 spider III 15w, which has its own fairly flat, but the coup transcribed much pedal and guitar. However do not expect to have a portable sound at will, because according to the size of the room as the amp and there are chain-end sound is profoundly changed.

So for the scene is bof (unable to pay) on the other hand for home, it really is nickel, it can open opportunities that would not with another amp (the wah is also good ).

One small problem: you can not stack as many effects as desired: effect + reverb + delay + max wah and not Effect1 effet2 + + reverb + delay + wah.


Very good pedal, which has the force of setting can really make your guitar sound (provided you have an amp behind minimum quality)
I recommend you whatever your style if you have a budget so limited.

I use it for 2 years I think, and I'm not complaining. I do it again this election, but now I have more sensitivity and musically I'm going to upper water (dual corrected: p)

Excellent value for money.

Zoidberg's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good sound at low cost"

DigiTech RP250
All types of amp simulation effects + + expression pedal assignable to any parameters (volume, on / off effect, wha wha, whammy ...) edited via Xedit pretty damn good memories 60 users.
For an input, a USB connection, headphone output, stereo outputs, not noon
function beatbox. Simple configuration with


Xedit the manual is almost useless and fortunately, since it had to be translated with an automatic translator.


Over time I use a few more sounds with the 57 tweed deluxe reverb and compression for the clean
mastervolume and 77 (a marshall,) almost completely and without any pedal to the crunch, the plexi is not bad too.
There is no sound really bad we have to choose his cab for me digitech-metal or greenback.
There are effects autoyah funny style and vintage tremolo, after it must feel like to use it.


I use it for over 2 years with pleasure, and for possessing I think sounds much better than the VOX ToneLab LE and his magic lamp to be sensible.
The criticism that I would do is the proximity of the pedals which there is a chance to press a button by mistake and not look very pro for the concerts.
Note that I use it plugged directly into sound and sound is very good (note the small button amp / pa)
In closing price for super mini camera especially for the home
DNA2 chip is the one team to high end RP1000.
So today is what is best on the market, I will be very tempted by the POD HD if there is a qualitative leap
Meanwhile I stay with my RP250, I even bought a 2nd in "spare"

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

DigiTech RP250
it was my multi effect pedal premeire! for a newbie c is the best!
enough effect to have some fun and besides drum pattern!


Utulisation really easy! Two pedals up and down for selection of effect!


Cluck sound c is number 1 above is that love that I have is c comunot digitech, including full preset loader that have little or exchange!


Especially for the price! You'll have fun! Been more but if you go with the INTERMEDIATE digitech rp-355 digitech

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

DigiTech RP250
Everything has been said ...
I use it in computer music on a Mac, no problem. The publisher is Xedit.
I even used a sound card in time (!), While also installing my home studio little by little ...


XEdit very clear, even for a beginner.


Cool effects, realistic, I grind a lot of sound from the guitar, keyboard or mic.


Used for 1 year. No other model tested.
Rather beefy hardware, in expression pedal for a touchdown not great, but hey, y 'one.
Good finish (plastic solid, nice pedal metal)
On all day in config sound card, no worries.
A shell, no switch ON OFF! strip connected with inter ...
At that price, it's the ball! I was planning to buy a pedal, and with my budget I found myself with an expression of USB and more!
Yes, I will redeem it without problem.

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

DigiTech RP250
T says it all (see the manufacturer's website for dtails).


I personally use for computer music and suddenly I use the software for the PC edition to make changes to the patches. In this case it trs simple, convenient and effective! In fact everything is under the eyes and the mouse.

Directly into a PC I recommend "mutate" simulations of Staff (select "Direct") and use a "real" simulator columns (like Palmer). So we move the bees a good sound quality with Palmer.
My connections:
Gtr-> RP250-> Palmer-> sound card in my PC (from Mic) -> Cubase SX3


I do not use effects like modulation (only wha-wha are not bad). The pedals of expression in "volume pedals" is useless because I think the sound is too numrique (effect of pitch) ... but it is a dtail for me ... in any case.
In terms of amp simulations, it is really good! They are well balanced and the frquences are good and do well in the mix. The simulations are also pedals distos trs good and effective!


I've had a few days and I am delighted. I possde lot of simulators (POD xt, Black Box, Sansamp GT2, V-AMP2, Zoom G1 as well as VST and Amplitude Rig type etc ...). I must say that through my music and my Systm are the pedals and multi effects the most "cheap" that give me the greatest satisfaction ... is - say the Zoom G1 Digitech RP250 and ....
I bought the RP250 to occas' and I recommend it highly. I do not know if I would use it live or in a group but when it is working computer music I am more than satisfied! I'd even tried to pay me the story of RP500 have more simulations as they seem in General for quality.

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

DigiTech RP250
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.

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

DigiTech RP250
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 />
Voilou ....