Digitech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal  

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The DigiTech RP255 is a guitar multi-effect processor that models 94 amps, cabinets, stompboxes, and effects. Use the DigiTech RP255 pedal to get virtually any sound you want, just like the pros. With... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The DigiTech RP255 is a guitar multi-effect processor that models 94 amps, cabinets, stompboxes, and effects. Use the DigiTech RP255 pedal to get virtually any sound you want, just like the pros. With USB streaming audio and Cubase LE4, the DigiTech RP255 pedal easily records directly to your computer with sounds so good people will think you used a major studio.

Effects


Volume/Wahs based on:

Volume Pedal
DigiTech Full Range
Dunlop Cry Baby* Wah
Vox Clyde McCoy Wah*

Compressor/Limiters based on:

DigiTech Compressor
Boss* CS-2

Pickup Simulators:

Single Coil > Humbucker
Humbucker > Single Coil

Acoustic Simulators based on:

Dreadnought Acoustic

Noise Gate/Auto Swells:

DigiTech Noise Gate
DigiTech Auto Swell

Chorus Effects based on:

Boss *CE-2 Chorus
DigiTech Dual Chorus
DigiTech Multi Chorus

Flanger Effects based on:

DigiTech Flanger
MXR Flanger
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress*

Phaser Effects based on:

DigiTech Phaser

Pitch Effects based on:

DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech Pitch Shift
DigiTech Detune
DigiTech Harmony

Vibrato/Rotary Effects based on:

DigiTech Vibrato
DigiTech Rotary
DigiTech Vibro/Pan
Tremolo Effects based on:
DigiTech Tremolo
DigiTech Panner

Envelope/Special Effects based on:

DigiTech Envelope Filter
DigiTech Auto Ya
DigiTech YaYa
DigiTech Synth Talk
DigiTech Step Filter
Equalization
3 band EQ

Delays based on:

DigiTech Analog Delay
DigiTech Digital Delay
DigiTech Modulated Delay
DigiTech Pong Delay
DigiTech Tape Delay

Reverbs based on

Fender Twin Reverb*
Lexicon Ambience
Lexicon Studio
Lexicon Room
Lexicon Hall
EMT* 240 Plate

Amplifiers based on:

'57 FenderTweed Champ*
'57 Fender Tweed Deluxe*
'59 FenderTweed Bassman*
'65 Fender Blackface* Twin Reverb*
'65 Fender Blackface*Deluxe Reverb*
'65 Marshall "JTM-45*
'68 Marshall 100 Watt Super Lead* (plexi)
'68 Marshall* Jump Panel
'77 Marshall Master Volume*
'83 Marshall*JCM800
'93 Marshall* JCM900
'62 Vox* AC15
'63 Vox* AC30 Top Boost
'69 Hiwatt* Custom 100 DR103
'81 Mesa/Boogie* Mark II C
'01 Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier*
'96 Matchless* HC30
'88 Soldano* SLO-100
DigiTech Bright Clean
DigiTech Clean Tube
DigiTech High Gain
DigiTech Metal
DigiTech Solo


Distortion Stompboxes based on:

Arbiter Fuzz Face
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
DigiTech Death Metal
DigiTech Grunge
DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp
DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff π
Guyatone Overdrive OD-2
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer
MXR Distortion +
ProCo Rat

All specifications subject to change. DigiTech, X-Edit, Production Modeling, Grunge, Death Metal, Jimi Hendrix Artist Series Pedal, DOD, Gonkulator, DigiTech Whammy, Multi Chorus, Auto Ya, YaYa, Synth Talk, Lexicon, Johnson Amplification and AudioDNA are trademarks of Harman International Industries Inc. *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. ADA Flanger, Arbiter Fuzz Face, Boss CE-2 Chorus, Boss CS-2, Boss DM-2, Boss DS-1, Boss Metal Zone, Boss OC-2 Octaver, Boss OD-1, Boss SD-1, Celestion, Carvin Legacy, Demeter Fuzzulator, Dunlop Cry Baby, EH Big Muff ?, EH Electric Mistress, EH Small Clone, EH Small Stone, EMT 240 Plate, Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb, Fender Blackface Twin Reverb, Fender Blonde Bassman, Fender Brownface Bassman, Fender Opto Tremolo, Fender Tweed Bassman, Fender Tweed Champ, Fender Tweed Deluxe, Fender Twin Reverb, Fulltone OCD Overdrive, Gibson GA-40, Guyatone Overdrive, Hiwatt, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Jensen Blue Backs, Laney Supergroup, Maestro EP-2, Marshall, Marshall JTM-45, Marshall Jump Panel, Marshall Master Volume, Marshall Super Lead, Matchless, Matchless Chieftain, Mesa/Boogie, .22 Caliber, Mark II, Mark IV, Dual Rectifier, Triple Rectifier, MXR, MXR Distortion +, MXR DynaComp, MXR Flanger, MXR Phase 100, Orange OR120, Peavey 5150, ProCo Rat, Randall HT-100, Roger Mayer Octavia, Roland JC-120, Soldano, Sunn 100S, TC Electronic Chorus, Unicord Uni-Vibe, VHT Amplification, Voodoo Labs Analog Chorus, Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive, Vox, Vox Bias Tremolo, Vox Clyde McCoy Wah, and Vox Top Boost 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Features
  • 20 Second looper
  • 94 Amps, cabinets, stompboxes and effects
  • 24 Amp/Acoustic Types
  • 15 Cabinet Types
  • Lexicon Reverbs
  • 30 Tone and 30 Effects Libraries
  • 120 presets (60 factory, 60 user)
  • Cubase LE4 recording software included
  • Up to 5 seconds of delay time
  • 24-bit 44.1kHz sample rate
  • 60 High quality drum patterns
  • 2 x 2 USB audio streaming
  • USB editing via DigiTech X-Edit
  • Independent 1/4" Left and Right Outputs
  • Amp/Mixer switch to engage speaker cabinet model
  • Stereo 1/8" headphone output
  • Stereo 1/8" Aux Input
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Durable die-cast chassis
  • Built-in expression pedal
  • Power supply included
Specifications
  • General Specifications
  • A/D Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
  • D/A Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz throughout
  • DSP Section: 1 Audio DNA2 DSP Processor
  • Simultaneous Effects: 11
  • Preset Memory: 60 User / 60 Factory Presets
  • Drum Machine: 60 High Quality Patterns
  • Analog Input Connections
  • Guitar Input:
  • Impedance: 500K Ohms
  • Maximum input signal: 8 dBu
  • Analog Output Connections
  • Line Output:
  • Impedance: 500 Ohms unbalanced / 2K Ohms balanced
  • Maximum Output level: +10dBu
  • Headphone Output:
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum Output level: 13.6 mW / channel
  • Power Requirements
  • USA/Canada: 120 VAC, 60 H
  • Adapter: PS0913B-120
  • Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B-100
  • Europe: 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B-230
  • UK: 240 VAC, 50Hz Adapter: PS0913B-240
  • USB Specifications
  • USB: 2.0 compliant
  • Audio streaming: 2 channels to computer, 2 channels from computer
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHZ
  • Size/Weight
  • Unit Dimensions: 14" x 8.5" x 2.5" (W x H x D)
  • Windows Software Requirements
  • Vista Home/Premium, XP Home/Professional (SP 2 installed, .NET Framework 2.0* installed)
  • 800 MHz processor speed (1.2 GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • *.NET 2.0 will be installed during installation of X-Edit software if required on XP systems
  • Mac Software Requirements
  • OS 10.4.x, 10.5
  • PowerPC or Intel G4, G5 processor 800 MHz (1.2 GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty. 6 year extended warranty for X series if registered by customer.


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4.3

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (9)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Thing is Amazing

I just got the RP250 a week ago. Looks like it was replaced with the RP255. From what I can see they are the same thing (may a couple extra effects/models in...Read complete review

I just got the RP250 a week ago. Looks like it was replaced with the RP255. From what I can see they are the same thing (may a couple extra effects/models in the RP255) - though the RP250 was only $99. Still, for $149 this is a bargain. The effects sound genuine and the amp/cabinet models are very good. Programming interface is a little tough because of all that you have to control through a few buttons and 4 knobs. This is solved with the software you can download from DigiTech. S/W is simple to use and allows you to easily program up new effects chains and models - way easier than trying to do the same across multiple stomp boxes. Took about 4min to get up and running. Follow the instructions on Digitech.com The USB interface allows you to record on your PC (I use Audacity). PC playback goes back through the device into the amp and allows you to record more tracks at the same time - cool for when you want to layer a few tracks. The presets kept me busy for the first 10 hours, but then I had to start tweaking them to get sounds to preference. But they make a great starting point to put together your own sounds. I am absolutely happy I bought this. No matter the level of musician this thing is a great fit - ease of use, variety of effects/models, portability, ease of programming, and recording aid. Hope this helped.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dont buy

Dont buy this.I bought this to use strictly as a practice toy so I wouldn't have to pack and unpack my gig stuff for practicing at home. While some of the preset sounds are...Read complete review

Dont buy this.I bought this to use strictly as a practice toy so I wouldn't have to pack and unpack my gig stuff for practicing at home. While some of the preset sounds are nice, it is overly complex for creating new tones. Also, it completely burned out in six months of practice use. It never left my bedroom, so it took none of the abuse regular gig stuff does. While these things sometimes happen, the company gave me a real hard time about honoring their warranty. GC stepped in and made everything cool, like they always do, but without the help of digitech. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this unit and company.

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5.0

If you could have only one...

By Joe G.

from Long Island, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    All multi effects processors struggle with making the programming interface simple -- especially given limited space. Digitech did a good job of providing intuitive editing of patches, but this is not something that can be done with your foot, so in that sense, you cannot make changes on the fly while your on stage. For stage use, you would have to program a handful of patches that cover the majority of your requirements and be able to switch through them in a logical sequence like Clean > Crunch > Distortion > Lead/Solo, etc.

    Off stage, the onboard programming interface is pretty easy to use, but I highly recommend the free PC software. It allows you to edit the RP255 via USB and it is amazingly simple to use (I run it on a mac). You can make changes on the PC while playing and instantly hear the results.

    The sound quality is excellent. The device is remarkably quiet, even with distortion patches. The variability between amp, speaker, and distortion choices is significant and the EQ has a dramatic effect, if necessary. I also find that the device responds nicely to dynamics allowing you to lighten your picking or roll back the volume to control overdrive and distortion.

    The looper is simple to use and works as advertised. It's obviously not as full-featured as a dedicated unit, but it's enough to hit a groove jam on it.

    The drum patches are limited and the sounds were a little thin. This is not something that I would recommend for anything other than practicing -- when you just need some background.

    I haven't fully explored the Wha capabilities. I think the key is to ensure that the Wha is a 100% of the mix otherwise the effect gets lost.

    I might be asking for a bit much at this price point, but one feature that I would like to see added is the ability to accept MIDI via the USB interface for the purposes of patch changes and accepting external clock for time-based effects like tremolo, delay, etc.

    I replaced a Behringer V-Amp3, and the RP255 is far superior. The expression pedal and the software interface alone would be enough, but the sounds, dynamics, and on-board programming interface all come together to make this a great processor.

    Bottom line: If you had to have one device, this is a great choice.

     
    4.0

    Excellent, versatile pedal

    By BillD-PBF

    from Pensacola Beach, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Multiple efx, excellent sound, complete control, sculptable. If you have room for one pedal, this is the best pedal for price versus use.

       
      4.0

      Solid/diverse pedal

      By Chuckp

      from Langhorne, PA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • A Bit Complicated

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Seems solid and contains many options. A bit complicated for a newbie to affects pedals which I am. Still working through all the options.

       
      5.0

      My first pedal!

      By Edward Hawkins

      from Troutdale, Oregon

      I'm a beginner and this is my first attempt at effects. I use it mostly to beef up the sound at bedroom levels, so I can play at very low amp setting and still get a decent sound to play against backing tracks from my computer. Works very well once you learn its capabilities. I'm getting to where I can duplicate to tones used by various artists. The drum machine is a much better way to learn timing and phrasing and its also very easy to use. I feel it has improved my playing, mostly blues.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not too good

      By charles jennings

      from none of your business

      About Me Experienced

      Had it for about a month and the pedal stopped working. Seems to be a common complaint for this item. Easy to figure out but not very durable.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      poor quality

      By meza

      from brooklyn, NY

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      the sound was good, but the pedal stop working and later the whole pedal stop working. I think ill try something else next time

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome pedal

      By rivrisk01

      from Detroit,MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        great deal for a foot pedal multi effect

         
        4.0

        could be better but good

        By scott finn

        from bay shore new york

        the effects are awesome everything is awesome but the only problem i have is when im using the whammy or wah and it turns off because i press it alittle hard and i cant help that.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        nice multi-effects pedal

        By Steve Mansur

        from Baton Rouge, La

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          i have really enjoyed using this pedal.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth it just for inspiration!

          By Billsahokie

          from Blacksburg, VA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            I have had so much fun with my RP255! It may not be something you would use for live performances due to the slower switching compared to more expensive stomp boxes and somewhat "plasticky" build, but dollar for dollar you'd be hard pressed to find more features in a single unit. If nothing else it inspires you to play, to explore and mainly to just have fun and isn't that what playing is all about! Worth every penny...

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