Modeling Guitar Processor
What?! A guitar effects processor on Synth Mania? I know, I know... but after all, a lot of people use guitar effects to process their synthesizers - and back in the days when synths didn't have built-in effects, it was common to run Boss pedals in line from the output of a synth, to add chorus, flanger, delay etc.
The Digitech RP200 is a flexible pedal, contained in a metal encasing, making it very rugged and ready for live use. There are three knobs for Amp Type, Gain and Master Level, that double up to program various parameters of the processor, when in edit mode.
There are many types of effects to choose from, and a variety of amp and cabinet simulations. I'm not a guitarist, but I recognize some classic sounds such as Mesa Boogie, Marshall, and Fender.
There is also a drum machine on board, which is not programmable, but the preset patterns are useful for practicing and even gigs.
The pedal acts, according to the patch selected, as a volume, pitch, and modulation control (great!).
There are also some rather esoteric effects like Ya Ya, Auto Ya, Synth Talk and Digitech's trademark Whammy, which can make your guitar sound very "synthy" like. They work with keyboards, too!
This is a cool little processor that does its job well.
Stream all audio examples below
|Effect with audio demo in mp3||My comments|
|Typical guitar solo sound, with delay|
|Superb clean sound, with just a bit of chorus via the pedal|
|Nice tube distortion there|
|Very nice effect!|
|Superb wah-wah emulation, controlled by the multifunction pedal|
|Presumably inspired by the Limp Bizkit's sound.|
|Nice old amp with tremolo|
|Adds a third harmony|
|Famous Digitech effect|
|Modeled from the famous and highly regarded Mesa-Boogie amp|
|Typical hard rock sound|
|Old Fender amp|
|Synthy and cool!|
|Useful for ambiences|
|The perfect sound ;-)|
|Super-effected, '80s hair metal sound|
|From the Fender Tweed|
|Modeled from the highly regarded Matchless amplifiers|
|Outstanding vintage phaser effect - the pedal changes the speed of the modulation|
|Intimate and warm|
|Typical fusion guitar sound of the late '80s|
|Phenomenal emulation of a Leslie speaker - the pedal changes the speed, gradually|
|Cool progressive guitar sound|
|Emulates the guitar steel technique|
|Nice acoustic guitar patch|
|The pitch bender|
|Classic Stevie Ray Vaughan sounds|
|Typical sound used in '70s funk|
|A lot of gain!|
|Bad, very bad!|
|Better used on the high notes.|
|Very cool '60s surf/psychedelic spring reverb sound|
|Classic Jimi Hendrix sound|
|Typical AC/DC sound|
Digitech RP200 Rhythms
The RP200 contains a drum machine capable of several rhythms. Here's a recording of what's available:
|Features at a glance|
|Year of release:||2000|
|Display:||LED, six characters|
|Preset Effects:||40 in ROM + 40 rewritable in RAM|
|Sound generation method:||modeling, pcm|
|Sound expansion capabilities:||no|
|Outputs:||one jack mono/stereo|
|Controls:||three knobs, two footpedals, one pedal|
Available at www.digitech.com
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