Over the years multi-effects processors have gone from being the excitable disappointments of the guitar world to becoming a series part of any guitarist’s arsenal of equipment. And over the past few years DigiTech has been a serious player in the multi-effects processor market offering guitarists units that are easy to use, affordable and versatile. Today I take a look at DigiTech’s latest upgrades to its iconic RP series the RP360 and RP360XP; both which pack in some serious effects and functionalities into a handy-sized package.
The DigiTech Element and Element XP are two of DigiTech’s more recent offerings that are both affordable and versatile. Both these pedals are jam packed with hundreds of effects and amp and cabinet modulations, and come complete with a built in tuner and drum machine. The only difference between the two is that the Element XP comes with an expression pedal and four additional expression-based effects.
Digitech’s iPB-10 is in many ways a sign of things to come. In this age where there is an app for everything, it was only a matter of time before technology-toting guitarists were treated to a multi-effects unit like the iPB-10. The basic idea is simple: combine the body of a traditional multi-effects pedal with the brains and user interface of an amp and effects modeling iPad app – allowing for one amp model, one cab model and ten stompbox effects working simultaneously. But is this is an inspired idea that represents the future of guitar multi-effects, or a half-baked concept that should have been left on the drawing board?
The RP355 is the mid-sized multi-effects unit from Digitech’s RP series, packing more pedals than the RP255 or 155, but not being quite as formidable and well-stocked as the larger RP500 or 1000. This puts it in a pretty good position for the average guitarist, striking a good balance between size, hands-free capability, portability and price, but there are plenty of similar effects pedals vying for domination in the mid-size category, so the RP355 has to do something special to really stand out. It might not have the iPad-toting gimmick of the iPB-10 or the monstrous array of footswitches of the RP1000, but how does the RP355 fare among its core competitors?
Over the last few years the DigiTech Company has garnered a reputation for delivering great, value-for-money multi-effects units that cater to what guitarists need; and their second largest pedal in the RP series, the RP500 is no exception. The design philosophy of the RP500 according to DigiTech is to offer players the versatility of a fully-fledged switching system in a multi-effects unit that can easily be used along with an array of other pedals. Today we take an in-depth look at the pros and cons of the DigiTech RP500.
As far as DigiTech’s line of multi-effects pedals go, the RP1000 is arguably the DigiTech Company’s flagship product. The older brother of the RP500, the RP1000 is an absolute beast that is the ideal choice for the performing guitarist that’s looking for a pedal versatile enough to handle 100s of tonal options. Today we take a closer look at the pros and cons of the DigiTech RP1000.