The BOSS RV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal is everything you've ever wanted with regard to expanding your tone. Pushing the limits of space and time, your pedalboard can finally have the reverb machine it deserves to create expansive sonic soundscapes.
Packed within the pedalboard-friendly chassis you'll find 21 studio-quality reverbs that allow you to bend and shape your tone with exceptional versatility. Parameter control is taken to another level, with decay, density, and modulation to EQ, ducking, and so much more waiting to be tweaked and toyed with. Incorporating decades of expertise in the design and build of the RV-500, BOSS developed each algorithm specifically for this pedal. Everything from the standards you'd expect to advanced mind-bending sounds are yours to be played with - as well as recreations of some absolute classics - the RE-201 Space Echo and SRV-2000 Digital Reverb.
BOSS don't do things by halves, and the RV-500 houses an unbelievably powerful DSP engine. Not only can it generate mesmerising reverbs, but in Dual mode it provides two independent reverbs at once - fed together with a full-range input, or split frequency ranges for a multi-range output. Not only that, but A/B Simul mode allows you to run two patches simultaneously, with a plethora of output options to exploit. As well as all that, each patch includes digital delay with modulation and EQ, with deep editing enabled to further the potential of your sonic landscaping.
Unrivalled sound quality
Boasting 32-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, all internal processing is 32-bit floating point and runs at a 96-kHz sampling rate as well. Putting it simply, the RV-500 blows the socks off many high-end digital processors seen in pro studios (not bad eh?) With true-bypass/buffered bypass being switchable, you can dictate exactly how you want to process your dry tone to suit your setup.
Reverb is all about creative expression, and taking your performance to greater heights. The RV-500 allows you to control every aspect of your effect in real-time, with customizable switches that can be assigned to any setup that you desire. From patch/bank selection and bypass, to loading up to three reverb patches for rapid switching, A/B Simul mode selection to TAP/CTL, all doors are open for you to explore.
The RV-500 is equipped with a large LCD that give you ready visual access to all pertinent information. Editing parameters is delightfully simple, and the top panel controls allow you to make adjustments on-the-fly. Not only that, but via USB, you can connect with the free RV-500 Editor/Librarian on your computer for remote editing, patch backup, and more.
With the Boss RV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal, you're not just getting a powerful standalone unit, but something that can be used alongside more advanced setups thanks to the inclusion of MIDI In/Out and USB. It can even be used with your favourite DAW for MIDI control.
Manufacturer BOSS Model RV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 62 x 170 x 138 mm Weight 1 kg Sampling Frequency 96 kHz AD/DA Conversion 32 bits Processing 32-bit floating point Reverb Modes 12 modes:
- FAST DECAY
- EARLY REFLECTION
- SPACE ECHO
Memory 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C]) Nominal Input Level INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu Maximum Input Level INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu Input Impedance INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm Nominal Output Level OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu Maximum Output Level OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu Output Impedance OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms Recommended Load Impedance OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 20 k ohms or greater Bypass Buffered bypass or True bypass (with relays) Controls
- A switch, B switch, TAP/CTL switch
- DOWN button, UP button, EXIT button, EDIT button
- MODE knob, TIME/VALUE knob, PRE-DELAY knob, E.LEVEL knob, LOW knob, HIGH knob
Display Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD) Connectors
- INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TSR phone type
- USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
- MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
- DC IN jack
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
- AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw 225 mA Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.) Accessories
- Owner's manual
- Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Options (sold separately)
- AC adapter: PSA series
- Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-5L
- Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS-6, FS-7
- Expression Pedal: BOSS FV-500H, FV-500L, Roland EV-5
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