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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 5 reviews )
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MGR/Anonymous04/09/2004

MGR/Anonymous's review"Digitech PRX400"

DigiTech RPX400
money is how i paid for it ...i purchased this fine piece of eqiupment at guitar center in sac.for about 299.00 plus tax..and why cause it had the features i was lookin for.pretty common sense i think

i really like the recording features and some of the effects...not all cause some are just too wierd and not great with the recording software but overall a nice unit

theres nothing i can think of that i dont like about this effect...it does everything i want too and then some.. 2 thumbs up here

very well built sturdy and would gig with it if possible

i would highly recommend this to anyone with little computer knowledge and feels like your good enough to record themselfs...bottom line it takes patience with this thing and it pays back with double from what your expecting..patience is the key though..good luck

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MGR/Jesch03/23/2004

MGR/Jesch's review"Digitech RPX400"

DigiTech RPX400
Bought this unit at Full Score Music in St. Clair Shores, MI. Paid $300.00 US

This unit is really amazing. The versitality for all of the inputs and outputs will let you do so much. The cabinet and amp modeling is cool and sounds right on. Included software is easy to use once you read the manual and is very clean sounding, you can even burn the songs to a CD. Really inspires you to make some songs.

Nothing really, i love this thing!!!

Great construction. Not too heavy, metal case, expression pedal has a good feel. All input and output jacks are solid and secure.

This unit is a great buy for someone who wants to have some fun recording or who wants tons of effects in a single package. For the money, it really cant be beat.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Paul Irvine12/22/2003

MGR/Paul Irvine's review"Digitech RPx400"

DigiTech RPX400
$299 from GuitarCenter, Beaverton Oregon, USA


This is such a great recording unit for musicians who are not recording experts. If you have a computer, even a small laptop, it provides all of the amp modeling, effects processing, and preamps you need to really drive your recording to the next level. It comes with ProTracks - a variant of Cakewalk - which works superbly. You really can throw down a rhythm track, bass track, vocals, and drums in about an hour, mix it and burn it in about another hour. That is fast for a four to eight track recording for taking demos to my band. The sound quality is amazing! I took a 'two hour special' to an engineer friend of mine, and while he would have done more sound processing prior to a mixdown, his first comment was that he was amazed at the signal clarity. Once you have learned a little more about mixing, of course, Cakewalk/ProTracks allows you to do pretty much anything you like such as compression, reverb post effects, slicing and dicing, etc.
This box is the equivalent of buying an M-Box (or othe high quality outboard sound and preamp card) AND a PODXT (or other modeling unit). You also get XEdit librarian so you can catalog and tweak your personal programmed amp/effects setups on your computer (athough the basic editing on the unit with 40 factory presets, 40 artist presets and 40 user presets) is pretty good. You also get a pretty good sounding drum machine, a playalong capability, and it acts as a great stage amp direct to a PA!
For this money, there is absolutely nothing that compares. Digitech has put a lot into a small high quality bundle.

I had difficulty getting the Drum MIDI sounds onto a recorded Audio track, so went back to using my normal LeafDrums software package and importing audio drum tracks.
Like any multi-function do-it-all-and-then-some unit, learning the controls is half ofthe battle. The controls are multi-purpose and depend on modes of operation. It takes a bit of getting used to, but patience is rewarded.

Superior. The case is metal, and buttons are big and footworthy. This unit is as happy alongside my computer on a desktop, as it is on a stage. Everything is laid out well.

For a guitarist/bassist songwriter looking to get into home recording, who is computer literate, but doesnt want to spend $1000+ on a dedicated 8-track or 16-track, this unit is excellent.
It allows rapid development of song ideas to full blown produced demos. With a little care, it could probalby be used to create full production quality CD's. It does everything it says it does, and at a quality that exceeds expectations.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Hatecrew05/11/2009

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

DigiTech RPX400
What are the effects, types of effects available?

They are quite numerous and it would take too long to list, but there are all major (delay, reverb, whammy, wah, chorus, phaser, flanger and many more)
Note the ability to simulate a cab, and the ability to simulate a specific type mic for your guitar.

What technology is used?

Digital Technology

Are they edited? Via a publisher Mac / PC?

Yes they are, a CD is normally supplied with for this.

What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)

It features a dedicated input jack on the guitar, two line inputs (where the effects can be allocated a dedicated XLR microphone input, two output jacks 6.5 (right and left) with two XLR outputs (right and left ) and a USB port for connection to PC.
(He also has a connection for the footswitch)

Model pedal not rack!

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple?

She is and provides quick Many features of the pedals, however, to fully exploit the possibilities of the beast, a careful reading of the record will be essential.

Editing sounds and effects is easy?

Editing sounds is both simple and complete and leaves many possibilities of adjustments to the user.

The manual is clear and sufficient?

The manual is clear, accurate and complete, SIR!

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

Rated effects, it is very good and very realistic, we have a condensed small wonders in ptite box.
Modeling side, a clean sound is excellent, its crunch is also Hon. Distortion in prices for many will find them, I only regret that distos has a tendency to be either too noisy or too muted. it is nevertheless well made and it is possible to use the pedal only multi-effect on the loop of your amp. on the other hand not only distal effect, it will go through one of the amp simulation for that or go through a pedal external damage.
Which instruments do you use?

I use a jackson Jsr30, a Fender Stratocaster Mex, but I sometimes use some effects hard bass ibanez sr 300.
In all these situations it is doing very honorably.

Which ones do you prefer, you hate?

No particular preferences for every situation I use a different effect. Some nevertheless seems more gimmick than others as Yahyah.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?

I use it for 1 year and a half

What thing do you like most/least about it?

What I like most is his versatility, and the absence of restrictions from digitech, it is thus in the twinkling of an eye to integrate a configuration already include the effect or pre amp and switcher in the blink of an eye.
Note also the possibility once connected via USB to the PC to register by checking all the pedals, foot, therefore very valuable because it avoids asking the guitar.
What I like least, that defects in the distal but now I pass by a foot outside no longer a problem.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

I actually saw a few models including rotating a pod xt live. THE RPX 400 has nothing to envy and some aspects demonstrated more versatility

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Well it depends on the use that was! Compared to focntion of the beast, because it is EXCELLENT that you have with a turnkey solution for playing, connect the headphones to a string of pc speaker or an amp or whatever, it works and many beginner budget restricted will be more than happy. Now, to use as I did today, ie use it only multi because I think I could find cheaper (300 euro nine when he was still manufactured)

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

Yes, without hesitation, because for a while I largely used all its capabilities, and even today, I only use some of its functions, it is not always stored in the closet. But if you have the means are planning to buy a distortion pedal tube and there you tighten on your crankset to worship!
Elias de Kelewich10/11/2005

Elias de Kelewich's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DigiTech RPX400
Already discussed and detailed. Full effects and adjustable at will.
Comes with a good recording software (Cakewalk) pretty cool and software (Xedit) of Setting sounds.
USB port and can download sounds on the Internet.

UTILIZATION

Configuration using intuitive multi-effects
A little more complex recording but the manual is well done

SOUND QUALITY

-The sounds and combinations of plants are many and still is very typical slightly "puffy" effect. In a little fiddling you get sounds well ... honest. The clean sounds which convaicants, funky and jazzy, it's pretty honorable. The crunch and saturated on the other hand ... Despite the presence of famous amp models (mesa, marshall etc ...) all this sounds transistors, without heat or high definition. Bluesman and another follower of the light passing your way. Excited by the fingers against the trend 80's should find their happiness.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year and a half. I play on US Deluxe Start and I could play with my amp apart: this little toy has served me well and helped out. Entendont us well, the sounds are quite correct and complete for this type of machine. Do not expect to a correction. USB is practice, locigiels too. But this is synthetic, in my opinion, difficult to use in a live context.