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The DigiTech RP250 is a guitar multi effects pdal that makes access to superbly detailed new amp models easier than ever before. In just 3 easy steps you dial in the perfect sound with the DigiTech RP250 pedal's Tone and Effects library knobs:
1. Pick one of 30 tone presets,
2. Pick one of 30 effects chains,
3. Dial in your effects level and rock on.
You may never go any deeper into the infinitely-tweakable RP interface. Digitech's RP tone and effects libraries let you access pre-designed combinations of models as fast as you can turn the knob. From mellow and bluesy to scorch-the-face-of-the-earth-raw, you're going to find combinations in the RP250 pedal that fit your playing style. The DigiTech RP250 is a modeling guitar pedal with the raw power for real players and tone that deserves to be heard on stage and in the studio.
USB connectivity for recording, preset editing/archiving/downloading and more.
The RP250 effects pedal is ready to talk to your PC or Mac computer: DigiTech has included a built-in 24-bit 2- in/2-out USB interface. Lay down tracks with your favorite multitrack DAW software. Play back a mix or MP3 cut directly through your RP250 and jam along. Download a free copy of X-Edit Editor/Librarian from www.digitech.com and customize presets, upload and download new tones; including those from magazine web sites and DigiTech's own thriving online player community.
400% more horsepower.
No wonder the Digitech RP250 sounds so good. You're looking at the one of the world's most advanced audio processors, the "engine" that gives this generation of RP modeling pedals so much more raw impact and subtle detail. Other manufacturers use general-purpose, off-the-shelf chips. But creating the best guitar tone requires a 100% specialized, optimized processor. Being total audio processing fanatics, "Chip Wizard" engineers at DigiTech set out to create a super-processor specifically designed to power a whole new generation of effects and models. The design team worked for over 2 years, literally re-defining audio signal processing at the chip level. Then "Tone Guru" engineers—fresh from production modeling triumphs like the Jimi Hendrix Experience Artist Series pedal—set to work taking advantage of all this raw processing power. When you hear what AudioDNA2 does for the tone of the DigiTech RP250 you'll agree it was all worth it.
*Other product names modeled in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. Ibanez Tube Screamer, Guyatone Overdrive, ProCo Rat, MXR, Boss Metal Zone, EH Big Muff Pi, Dunlop Cry Baby, Vox, Clyde McCoy Wah, Fender Twin Reverb, EMT, Fender Tweed Deluxe, Fender Bassman, Twin Reverb, Marshall Super Lead, Mesa/Boogie, Hiwatt, Fender Tweed Champ, Jensen Blue Backs, Celestion, and VHT Amplification are trademarks or trade names of other manufacturers and were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the creation of this product.
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Purest tones in any multi-effects processor
The new DigiTech RP250 is awesome. The first thing you'll notice is the sleek, intuitive design. All the new RP series multi-effects processors are powered by DigiTech's brand new, proprietary DNA2 chip,...Read complete review
The new DigiTech RP250 is awesome. The first thing you'll notice is the sleek, intuitive design. All the new RP series multi-effects processors are powered by DigiTech's brand new, proprietary DNA2 chip, which is 5 times more powerful than it's predecessor. And it's very easy to hear the difference. The RP250 provides the purest tones that I've heard in any multi-effects processor to date. The list of effects and amp/cab models is impressive, featuring both vintage and modern effects/amps/cabs. With so many sounds to choose from, the RP250 really lets you unleash your creativity in creating custom tones. You can really squeeze any kind of tone out of this thing that you want. The RP250 features amp/mixer stereo outputs. With the speaker compensation switch on the back, it sounds great plugged into an amp or directly into a mixer. It also has a stereo headphone output, which I love because I'm in college, so I can play through headphones without bothering my roommates, and most importantly, without losing any tone since I can use the amp/cab models to simulate playing through an amp. One of my favorite features of the RP250 is that you can assign ANY parameter to the expression pedal so that you can change parameter values as you play. This allows you to come up with some very creative sounds. The min/max parameter value range of the expression pedal can be customized as well in order to easily use the pedal within a precise range of values. The user interface is very intuitive with a very small learning curve. You can become totally familiar with this thing in 10 minutes. Another feature that makes the RP250 a real value is that you can record with it straight out of the box (if you have recording software; I use Cubase to record from the RP250 and it works great - you can download the drivers from DigiTech's website). It has USB in/out which allows you to record at 44.1 kHz at both 16/24 bit depth. You can also stream music to the RP250 from you computer via USB to jam along with (it also has an external 1/8" jack that you can use to hook up to an iPod/CD player to jam along with as well). Other cool features include a built-in tuner, bypass, 60 awesome factory presets with an additional 60 user preset slots, a drum machine with 60 patterns and 5 metronomes (with user-changeable tempo), and a bright 6 character display for easy navigation through the different effects. With X-Edit software, you can customize presets from your computer, as well as save presets to your computer (either individually or all 60 user presets at once) so that you never lose a custom preset. So essentially you can have a library of hundreds of presets on your computer, with 60 loaded onto the RP250 at any given time. DigiTech also has a thriving online community for it's products so that you can swap presets with other RP users. With the new DNA2 chip, in terms of tone and sound quality, the RP250 easily competes with the current top-of-the-line multi-effects processors (in fact it dominates in my opinion). And for the price, it's a total bargain considering all the features that are packed into this box. For me, this is one of those cool toys that you wonder how you ever lived without before you had it.
Most Liked Negative Review
RP200A vs. RP250
I have been using the RP200A for over 2 years now.When I first read about the new RP250, I figured it may be time to upgrade. I was wrong. Most of the presets...Read complete review
I have been using the RP200A for over 2 years now.When I first read about the new RP250, I figured it may be time to upgrade. I was wrong. Most of the presets on the 250 are useless, having to change so many of them wasn't appealing. Also, the effects library isn't that diverse. The wahsounds are thin, distortions too heavy. On the digitech website they list the 250 as having the effect "Synthtalk". It doesn't, only the 350 does.My 200A has that effect, and much better presets, including the artist presets. I play every week,soI need more diversity-the RP200A does that.
Reviewed by 96 customers
Had this RP250 for about a month now and I'm very happy with the sound quality and value of this pedal. The sounds are actually extremely well done and the effects (if you have a good amp and axe) are satisfying for all but probably most demanding of live or studio situations. People shouldn't forget the rich user community with over 750 submitted presets to mess around with also! Only wish the Wah was a little easier to use, came with the Cubase software and included a USB cable. I bought it on deep sale, but now that its a little more expensive you may want to consider a few bucks more for the RP350 with Cubase. In all a great tool to have in the belt.
I got this for christmas, and was totally blown away. There is every effect possible in this. It is pure amazing-ness. Put it with a transparent boost, and you're set. All in all, amazing.
I've had this thing for about a year and a half it's awsome. Really the only complaint I have is that one of my pedals kinda broke so me and my friend took it apart to see what was wrong with it and what holds th epedals in place it one of the paper clip kinda things and it popped off easy fix though other than that love it.
Got the rp250 about 2 weeks ago and I can do more with this thing than I ever ever thought possible for a unit this size. I can use the drum track then overdub with my fostex and when I'm done it sounds like expensive studio work. I can now get the sounds that all the big names have plus my own. Great price great unit buy it.
About two years after I started playing a friend of mine (who was also a decent guitarist) gave the Digitech to me. I love it because it allows you to make your own effects by simple tweaks of a knob and put them in any scroll slot you want. I do alot of distortion/clean switches, and it allowed me to switch from Thrash to Pink Floyd-like clean reverbed sound with the stomp of 1 button. The only thing is the wah pedal is very susceptable to turning off in the middle of the solo because its wah/volume button is fairly sensative. The built in drum machine (also tweakable) helped me write when the band wasnt around too, so I would have to say this is one of the best products a beginner/intermediate guitarist could possibly want.
I have always been somewhat of a purist, using minimal effects through the years. I was looking for something to color the sound just a bit and maybe some cool effects to play with for amusement. The reviews on this pedal were very good, so gave it a try. I now use it all the time. There isnt much this pedal cant do. I know use it on the clean settings in conjunction with a EQ pedal, Big Hush, a tremelo pedal and Delay pedal. It even works great for adding a bit of body to acoustic parts. I use this for almost everything, including live gigs and studio work. Great buy for the price. Well worth the money.
My friend bought this pedal. The wah feature stopped working on it, but they let him keep both when he got the replacement. Unfortunately, the wah stopped working on the second one as well. Being the nice guy that he is, he gave me one of these. Besides the wah crapping out, it's a great pedal. I play thrash metal and this pedal is great for my aggressive taste. It's worth more than the price. If you want a digital pedal, this is the one for you.
I've been playing live with the RP250 for about two years now and, like most of the reviewers, I like it. Here's what I've found to be the good and bad of it:Good:1. You can experiement with a wide variety of effects for the price of one or two pedals.2. The effects are a close approximation of the real amps and effects, but not exactly the same. But for less than $150, a good approximation is a fantastic bargain. If you play through a decent amp, this puppy will sound great.3. If you organize your presets right, you can switch between vastly different sounds in one stomp rather than tap dance around a pedal board to turn stuff on and off.Bad:1. The wah effects are pretty terrible, especially with distortion2. The heavy distortion effects are not the best. I have started chaining some dist pedals before the RP250 to fix this.3. Some settings can be changed only when it is hooked up to a computer.4. Various little software quirks, like unmuting while you're in the middle of tuning, an audible short break in sound while switching between presets, and sometimes emitting a "pop" sound when going from tuning mode to a preset. You'll adapt your playing around these, but they are annoying at first.
This pedal is really great if you spend some time wth it. I run this pedal into a fender FM212 and sometimes the distortion isnt very tight in the lows. I started running a Tube screamer into it and now it sounds great. The rectifier and JCM800 models sound great when paired with the classic 412 cab. If youre looking for Van Halen Phase look elsewhere
this pedal has exactly what a newer guitarist and even a pro needs it has all the single pedal efects like wahwah, phaser, flanger and more and also has tone presets if you want a digital pedal this is definetly the way to go
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