Boss RV-500 Reverb Electric Guitar Effects Pedal

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Sku: 761294511268
Brand: Boss
Boss RV-500 Reverb Electric Guitar Effects Pedal

Put 21 different reverb effects under your feet with the BOSS RV-500 pedal, intended primarily for electric guitar. Rooms, halls, plates, springs, it’s all here, alongside more esoteric processes, such as octavized shimmering, as well as the characterful Lo-Fi, Slowverb, and Storm. Classic Roland units have also been emulated, such as Space Echo (the RE-201), and SRV, based on the SRV-2000, a popular unit in the 1980s. The RV-500 provides its sound using 32-bit AD/DA conversion, 32-bit floating-point processing, and sampling rates of 96 kHz.

With a panoply of parameters in every effects type, you’ll be able to control your tone to an extensive and deep degree. In addition to dedicated panel knobs for pre-delay, effect level, and tone, you’ll also be able to perform extensive editing via the LCD screen and quadrumvirate of push-buttons. A tap tempo/control footswitch offers more in the way of on-the-fly manipulation. A and B footswitches not only provide bank selection tools—they also give you the ability to engage two reverb as once in a variety of modes (series, parallel, and parallel to different amps/destinations come to mind).

In terms of I/O, the RV-500 gives you a bevy of possibilities, what with its dual inputs for stereo instruments, dual outputs, expression/control jack, and MIDI I/O. All in all, you’ll find 297 built-in patch memories in the unit itself, though you can also interface via USB with Editor/Librarian software on your computer for remote editing, storing your custom patches, and more. This pedal runs on four AA batteries, or by means of a power adapter, available separately.

A/B Simul Mode and Independent Delay
By means of its DSP engine, the RV-500's Dual mode provides two independent reverbs at once; you can feed them both with a full-range input, or with divided frequency ranges on each input to build rich, multi-range sounds. And when you employ A/B Simul mode, you can use any two RV-500 reverb patches at the same time, with your choice of series or parallel connection order and mixed or split A/B output. What's more, each patch also includes a digital delay with a full set of parameters including modulation and EQ, plus the ability to set the reverb and delay effects for series or parallel operation on a per-patch basis.

Intensive Real-Time Control
The RV-500 offers freely assignable switches and extensive real-time controls. By default, the A, B, and TAP/CTL switches offer control for patch/bank selection and bypass, plus tap tempo or real-time adjustment of one or more parameters. However, the switches can be customized to access three different mod patches, A/B Simul mode, and other functions. Via the rear-panel CTL 1,2/EXP jack, you can plug in up to two footswitches for further control, or an expression pedal to adjust wah, effect rate, and other parameters. MIDI I/O is also included, enabling further creative possibilities with advanced setups.

• Effects delivered with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sample rate
• 12 modes and 21 modulation types, all with extensive editing parameters
• Wide range of reverbs, including emulations of notable Roland units
• A/B Simul mode for using two patches at once, with your choice of series/parallel connection, mixed, or split A/B output
• Selectable carryover function allows reverb tails to continue with patch change or effect bypass
• DSP provides independent digital delay with modulation along with each reverb patch
• Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options
• 297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
• Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation
• MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices
• USB-MIDI for connecting to the MD-500 Editor/Librarian or a DAW
• Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter (available separately)
• RV-500 Modes and Algorithms
• Room: Small, medium, large, and ambience
• Hall: 3 different hall sizes
• Plate: Classic studio-style reverberation
• Spring: Choose from one to three springs
• Shimmer: 2 voices of pitch-shifted reverb
• Fast Decay: Esoteric reverb with quick decay for increased clarity
• Early Reflection: 4 types with envelope parameters to shape sound in a quirky manner
• Non-Linear: Includes gate, reverse, and granular types
• SFX: 3 characterful reverb types for special effects called Lo-Fi, Slowverb, and Storm
• Dual: 2 independent reverbs that can accept a full-range or frequency-divided input
• SRV: Recreates the Roland SRV-2000, a classic rack reverb from the 1980s
• Space Echo: Recreates the Roland RE-201 Space Echo, a coveted tape-echo unit
• 21 Modulation Effects in 12 Modes
• Stereo I/O
• Run 2 Reverbs Simultaneously
• Separate Verb by Frequency or Output
• Delay & Modulation on All Verbs
• Tap Tempo/Control Footswitch
• Top-Panel Knobs for Broad Control
• LCD & Buttons for Extensive Editing
• Control/Expression Jack & MIDI I/O
• Included Editor/Librarian Software