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.
Technology is changing the world around us by the day, and multi-effects pedals are no different. The Digitech iPB-10 uses the iPad as its display screen and user interface; all you have to do is download the free app and dock your iPad into the unit. This idea builds on the smaller iStomp, which you could hook up to an iOS device and load a stompbox model onto. Now you can have up to ten different pedal effects, one amp and one cab model simultaneously on a multi-effects unit with a drastically-improved user interface.
Digitech’s RP series of multi-effects pedals are the more traditional models they offer, without the technological trappings of their new iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard. Traditionalists know that a good multi-effects unit doesn’t need to incorporate an iPad to be user friendly, and in comparison to the new unit the RP models are considerably more affordable.
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.