ejendres 11/10/2011

DigiTech RP250 : ejendres's user review

« Decent Unit »

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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.