DigiTech, a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of digital and analog effect processors, announced today the release of the RP300, a full-featured amp modeling/multi-effects guitar processor with three footswitches and a built-in expression pedal.
Like other RP products, the new RP300 uses a cost-effective design based on a simple turn-knob/matrix interface and alphanumeric display to access its extensive effects and parameters. The RP300 features 24bit A/D/A converters and houses a 1/4-inch input jack, CD inputs, stereo left and right outputs and headphone output in a rugged cast aluminum chassis.
Featuring the powerful AudioDNA DSP processor, the RP300 can process up to 10 studio-quality effects at a time including auto swell, chorus, flanger, phaser, triggered Hanger, triggered phaser, tremolo, pitch shift, detune, whammy, ya ya, auto ya, synth talk, envelope filter and rotary speaker. Other effects include compressor, noise gate, 3-band EQ with sweepable mid, panning and multiple delay and reverb settings. Each of the RP300's effects has up to five parameters that can be adjusted via the front panel turn-knobs or controlled in real time using the built-in expression pedal.
The RP300 modeling capabilities range from simulations of microphone placement and pickups to amplifier and cabinet modeling. Included are 12 popular amp and acoustic guitar models that give users plenty of classic sounds to use. The unit also contains 40 different model/effect presets and can store up to 40 more user-defined presets. Presets can be quickly selected and routed through either of two amp channels using the RP300's footswitches.
In addition to its vast modeling capabilities, the RP300 also serves as a useful practicing tool for all levels of players. The Learn-A-Lick feature is a custom phrase sampler that can record a passage of high-speed guitar solo and slow it down from its original speed without changing the pitch. The RP300's built-in Rhythm Trainer also provides timing practice with numerous styles of drum patterns to play against at any tempo.