Audiofanzine FR 12/05/2008

DigiTech RP250 : Audiofanzine FR's user review

5

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Value For Money : Excellent
(Originally written by captainpalmer/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


UTILIZATION

The configuration couldn't be easier: everything is clear even when you edit using the footboard.

SOUND QUALITY

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).

OVERALL OPINION

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.