Filled with newly developed BOSS technology, the DD-500 is the most powerful and versatile stompbox delay ever created. This incredible sound-creation toolbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes with exceptional audio quality, plus deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI, and much more. From basic echo to dead-on emulations of classic delays to incredibly lush spatial textures that take your breath away, the DD-500 will launch your music places you never thought possible.Twelve Versatile Delay Modes and Deep Editing OptionsWith the DD-500âs 12 delay modes, you can create any delay sound you can imagine, and then some. Everything you need is here, from warm, gritty vintage delays and tape echo to complex modern delay lines that employ pitch shifting, filtering, and other unique processing. With the hands-on knobs, itâs easy to shape essential parameters and create great sounds immediately. Each delay type also includes a semi-parametric four-band EQ, modulation, ducking, and many other parameters, allowing you to dive deep and refine tones with maximum precision. Unparalleled Sound QualityIn the DD-500, every delay mode has been carefully crafted for a unique sonic personality and highly musical tones at every setting, realized by high-powered DSP running at 32-bit/96 kHz. And while the DD-500âs delay effects are high-end digital, your straight guitar tone remains 100-percent analog at all times, with your choice of buffered or true-bypass operation. In addition to strengthening the analog dry signal, buffered bypass has the added benefit of enabling carryover, so delay trails are not cut off unnaturally when the effect is switched off. Advanced Features for Stage and Studio UseIn the world of sophisticated delay stomps, the DD-500 stands alone in practical usability. The large, integrated LCD fully supports the pedalâs immense capabilities, giving you clear visibility of delay time, patch ID, and more on one screen, plus sane navigation for detailed parameter tweaks, naming, and system management. And via USB, itâs simple to connect to your computer for patch backup and MIDI control with your favorite DAW. Intensive Real-Time ControlWith its freely assignable controls, the DD-500 delivers unmatched creative expression and performance flexibility. By default, the A, B, and TAP/CTL switches offer intuitive control for two patches, bypass, bank selection, tap tempo, and more. However, they can be customized to operate in alternate ways, such as providing top-level access to three different delay patches, or allowing you to use two patches at once for layered delay sounds. Instead of tap tempo, youâre able to assign the TAP/CTL switch to various real-time functions like Warp or Twist for a wide range of expressive effects. Even more parameters can be manipulated via an optional expression pedal or external switches, and MIDI I/O opens up many additional control options with advanced setups. DD-500 Delay Modesâ¢ StandardâClear digital delay.â¢ AnalogâEmulates classic analog âBBDâ delays like the BOSS DM series.â¢ TapeâEmulates the warm sound of tape-based delay units, including the Maestro Echoplex and legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo.â¢ Vintage DigitalâEmulations of early digital delays from the 1980s, including Rolandâs famous SDE-2000 and SDE-3000 rack units and the BOSS DD-2, the original stompbox digital delay.â¢ DualâTwo different delay lines that can be connected in series or parallel.â¢ PatternâSixteen different delay lines that can be set independently for all types of unique rhythmic effects.â¢ ReverseâBackwards delay for cool psychedelic effects and other unique tones.â¢ SFXââSpecial effectsâ delay with a highly unique sound character.â¢ ShimmerâPitch-shifted delays for lush, heavenly textures.â¢ FilterâDelay with a sweeping filter.â¢ Slow AttackâEthereal delays that fade in with playing dynamics.â¢ Tera EchoâSpacious, animated ambience effect derived from the innovative BOSS TE-2 pedal.DD-500 Assignable Control FunctionsThe following functions can be assigned to the DD-500âs onboard TAP/CTL switch and/or optional external footswitches. These assignments are stored as part of a patch.â¢ TapâSet the delay in time with a songâs tempo.â¢ HoldâThe delayâs feedback is held continuously while the switch is pressed.â¢ WarpâIncreases the delayâs feedback and level simultaneously for powerful expressive effects.â¢ TwistâAdjusts multiple delay parameters with a single press, creating wild sounds similar to twisting the panel knobs in real time.â¢ MomentâOutputs the delay sound only when you hold down the switch.â¢ Roll 1/2âCuts the delay time to 1/2 of the current setting when you hold down the switch.â¢ Roll 1/4âCuts the delay time to 1/4 of the current setting when you hold down the switch.â¢ Roll 1/8âCuts the delay time to 1/8 of the current setting when you hold down the switch.â¢ Fade InâFades in the delay sound.â¢ Fade OutâFades out the delay sound.â¢ Assign 1-8âAllows you to assign and control up to eight different delay parameters at once.
- Studio-level stereo sound with 32-bit/96 kHz processing throughout
- 12 versatile delay modes from vintage to modern deliver unlimited creative possibilities
- Unrivaled real-time expression with customizable control settings for onboard and external switches
- Graphic LCD for easy, intuitive operation while performing and editing
- Onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
- Equipped with a built-in Phrase Looper, MIDI, USB and more