DigiTech RP355 Owner`s manual

DigiTech RP355 Owner`s manual
Modeling
Guitar Processor
Owner’s
Manual
Professional Audio Equipment
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Specifications noted on the Declaration of Conformity.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
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Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
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Disclaimer: AutoYa, DigiTech, DOD, Death Metal, Johnson Amplification, Grunge, Lexicon, Multi Chorus,
Whammy, and YaYa are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Inc. Other product names modeled
in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or
affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. They are trademarks of other manufacturers and
were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the creation of this product.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Manufacturer’s Name:
DigiTech
Manufacturer’s Address:
8760 S. Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
declares that the product:
Product name:
RP355
Product option:
all (requires Class II power adapter that conforms to the requirements of EN60065, EN60742, or equivalent.)
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
IEC 60065 -01+Amd 1
EMC:EN 55022:2006
EN 55024:1998
FCC Part 15
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the:
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
With regard to Directive 2005/32/EC and EC Regulation 1275/2008 of 17 December 2008, this product is designed, produced, and classified as Professional Audio Equipment and thus is exempt from this Directive.
With regard to Directive 2005/32/EC and EC Regulation 278/2009 of 6 April 2009, this regulation applies to Class A (single
output) external power supplies. The external power supply used with this product is a multi-output power supply and
thus is exempt from this Directive.
Roger Johnsen
Vice-President of Engineering
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
Date: October 11, 2010
European Contact:
Your local DigiTech / Johnson Sales and Service Office or
Harman Music Group
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070 USA
Ph: (801) 568-8800
Fax: (801) 568-7583
Warranty
We at DigiTech® are very proud of our products and back up each one we sell with the following
warranty:
1. The warranty registration card must be mailed within ten days after purchase date to validate this
warranty.
2. DigiTech warrants this product, when used solely within the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use and service.
3. DigiTech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show
evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to DigiTech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION,
where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of one year. A Return Authorization number may
be obtained from DigiTech by telephone. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as
a result of the product’s use in any circuit or assembly.
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5. DigiTech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this
product without incurring any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured.
6. The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product’s main assembly is opened and tampered with by anyone other than a certified DigiTech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages
outside of the range suggested by the manufacturer.
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authorizes any person to assume any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In
no event shall DigiTech or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in
the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.
NOTE: The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification.
Some information contained in this manual may also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the
product or operating system since this version of the manual was completed. The information contained in
this version of the owner’s manual supersedes all previous versions.
Table of Contents
Section One - Introduction
Getting Acquainted........................................................... 1
Included Items................................................................... 1
About the RP355.............................................................. 1
Performance Mode........................................................ 1
Bypass Mode................................................................... 1 Tuner Mode...................................................................... 1
Tone Library (Knob 1).................................................. 2
Effects Library (Knob 2)............................................... 2
Effects Level (Knob 3)................................................... 2
Amp Gain (Knob 4)....................................................... 2
Amp Level (Knob 5)...................................................... 2
Master Level (Knob 6).................................................. 2
X-EditTM Editor/Librarian.............................................. 2
Presets.............................................................................. 2
Create Your Sound in Three Easy Steps...................... 3
A Guided Tour of the RP355......................................... 4
Front Panel...................................................................... 4
Rear Panel........................................................................ 7
Getting Started.................................................................. 8
Making Connections......................................................... 8
Mono Operation - Amplifier....................................... 8
Stereo Operation........................................................... 8
Applying Power...............................................................10
Section Two - Editing Functions
Editing/Creating Presets................................................11
Storing/Copying/Naming a Preset...............................12
Section Three - Models and Parameters
About the Models...........................................................13
Model Definitions...........................................................13
Pickup................................................................................13
Wah....................................................................................13
Compressor.....................................................................14
Distortion.........................................................................14
Amplifier............................................................................16
Cabinet..............................................................................17
EQ.......................................................................................17
Noise Gate/Auto Swell..................................................18
Chorus/FX........................................................................18
Chorus............................................................................18
Flanger............................................................................19
Phaser.............................................................................19
Vibrato.............................................................................19
Rotary Speaker.............................................................20
VibroPan..........................................................................20
Unicord Uni-VibeTM.....................................................20
Tremolo/Panner.............................................................21
Envelope Filter..............................................................21
DOD FX25....................................................................21
AutoYaTM.........................................................................21
YaYa™..............................................................................22
SynthTalkTM.....................................................................22
Step Filter.......................................................................22
DigiTech Whammy™...................................................23
Pitch Shift.......................................................................23
Detune............................................................................23
Harmony Pitch Shifting...............................................24
Boss® OC-2 Octaver...................................................24
Delay..................................................................................24
Reverb...............................................................................25
Section Four - Other Functions
Phrase Looper.................................................................26
Drum Machine.................................................................26
Aux Input..........................................................................27
Learn-A-LickTM Mode.....................................................27
Using Learn-A-Lick.........................................................27
Expression Pedal.............................................................28
LFOs...................................................................................28
Factory Reset...................................................................28
Expression Pedal Calibration.......................................29
Section Five - Appendix
Specifications....................................................................30
Expression Pedal - Assignable Parameters................31
Tone Library.....................................................................32
Effects Library..................................................................32
Section 1 - Introduction
Getting Acquainted
Congratulations on your purchase of the RP355. You now have an incredibly advanced modeling guitar processor that can keep up with your creative impulses and even increase them.
Armed with DigiTech®’s patented AudioDNA2® custom audio DSP chip, the RP355 gives you a
huge selection of tones and effects, right at your fingertips. When you easily dial up a tone or
effect from the Tone Library or the Effects Library, you’ll appreciate the accuracy in each model,
and the dynamic interaction in each tone. Add USB support for computer recording with the
included Cubase® LE 4 software and a built-in drum machine, and you have the RP355: the key
to unlock your creative potential.
Included Items
Before you get started, please make sure that the following items have been included:
• RP355
• Cubase® LE4 Recording Software DVD
• PS0913B Power Supply
• Warranty Card
The utmost care was taken while your RP355 was being manufactured. Everything should be
included and in perfect working order. If anything is missing, contact the factory at once. Please
help us become acquainted with you and your needs by sending us your completed warranty
card or registering online at www.digitech.com. It is your safeguard should a problem arise
with your RP355.
About the RP355
Stompbox Footswitch Mode
The RP355 includes a very convenient Stompbox Footswitch mode, where the Up, Down, and
Amp A-B footswitches function as on/off switches for the Distortion, Chorus/FX and Delay effects. To enable Stompbox Footswitch mode, follow these steps:
From the preset display, press the UP and AMP A-B footswitches simultaneously. The display will
read STOMP briefly indicating Stompbox footswitch mode has been enabled. The DOWN, UP,
and AMP A-B footswitches will now turn Distortion, Chorus/FX, and Delay effects respectively
on and off in the current preset. Note: While Stompbox footswitch mode is active, you cannot
navigate through the RP355’s presets, nor can you change the Amp A/B channels in the current
preset.
To exit Stompbox footswitch mode and return to Preset footswitch mode, press the UP and
AMP A-B footswitches simultaneously again. The display will read PRESET briefly indicating
Preset footswitch mode is now active again.
Performance Mode
When you first apply power to the RP355, it powers up in Performance mode. Performance
mode provides access to all of the presets within the RP355 via the Up and Down Footswitches. The Amp A/B Footswitch toggles between two amp channels for the selected
preset. Knob 1 selects a tone from the Tone Library, Knob 2 selects an effects chain from the
Effects Library, Knob 3 adjusts the Effects Level, and Knob 4 adjusts the Amp Gain, Knob 5
adjusts the Amp Level, and Knob 6 adjusts the Master Level (volume).
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Bypass Mode
The RP355 presets can be bypassed via a true analog bypass circuit for a clean, unprocessed
guitar signal. To bypass the RP355, press the Up and Down Footswitches simultaneously. The
Display reads Bypass indicating the preset is bypassed. Press any footswitch to exit Bypass and
return the RP355 to the last preset used.
Tuner Mode
The Tuner in the RP355 allows you to quickly tune or check the tuning on your guitar. Enter
Tuner mode by pressing and holding the Up and Down Footswitches simultaneously for 2
seconds. The Display briefly shows tuner indicating that you are in Tuner mode. To begin
tuning, play a note on your guitar (a harmonic at the 12th fret usually works best). The Display
shows the note being played. The Matrix LEDs indicate whether you are sharp or flat. The top 5
red LEDs indicate the note is sharp and should be tuned down. The bottom 5 red LEDs indicate
the note is flat and should be tuned up. The center green LED indicates the note is in tune. The
output is muted in Tuner mode. The Expression Pedal controls the guitar volume while tuning.
Exit tuner mode by pressing any Footswitch.
Display shows
note played
Top LEDs indicate
note is sharp
Green LED indicates
note is in tune
Bottom LEDs indicate
note is flat
EXPRESSION
In Tuner mode, you can change your tuning reference. The default factory setting is A=440 Hz
(displayed as A=440). Rotating Knob 1 selects alternate dropped tunings and tuning references.
Alternate tunings are A = A, A = G, A = G, and tuning references A=427 - A=453. The display
window briefly flashes the current tuning reference.
AMP GAIN
AMP LEVEL
Tone Library (Knob 1)
In Performance mode, this knob selects a variety of genre-based amp tone defaults ranging
from Blues to Metal to Country. Behind the scenes, the Compressor, Distortion, Amp/Cabinet
model, EQ, and Noise Gate are configured to create a specified tone with a single click of this
knob. You can further refine the sound by editing the preset (see Editing/Creating Presets on page
11). Changing between different Tone Library defaults does not change the Chorus/FX, Delay
or Reverb, letting you experiment with different amp styles quickly in the context of the current
effect chain.
Effects Library (Knob 2)
In Performance mode, this knob selects a variety of post-amplifier model effect chains (Chorus,
Chorus + Delay, Delay + Reverb, etc.).You can further refine the sound by editing the preset
(see Editing/Creating Presets on page 11). Changing between different Effects Library defaults
does not change the Compressor, Distortion, Amp/Cabinet model, EQ, and Noise Gate settings,
letting you experiment with different effect chains quickly in the context of the current amp
tone.
Effects Level (Knob 3)
In Performance mode, this knob changes the relative level of the post-amp effects (Chorus/FX,
Delay, and Reverb). This can be thought of as an effects mix control, where turning this knob
clockwise increases the level of these effects and turning it counter-clockwise decreases the
level of these effects.
Amp Gain (Knob 4)
This knob adjusts the Gain (distortion) for the selected Amp model (not available for Acoustic).
Amp Level (Knob 5)
This knob adjusts the Level (volume) of the selected Amp model.
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Master Level (Knob 6)
This knob controls the overall output volume of all of the RP355’s presets.
X-EditTM Editor/Librarian
You can edit your RP355 with your computer, using the X-EditTM Editor/Librarian. Download
X-EditTM, USB drivers, and documentation from www.digitech.com.
Presets
Presets are named and numbered locations of programmed sounds which reside in the RP355.
Presets are recalled with the Footswitches. The active effects in each preset are indicated by
lighted LEDs in the Effect Matrix. The RP355 comes with 70 User presets (1-70) and 70 Factory
presets (F1-F70). The User presets are locations where your creations may be stored. The
Factory presets do not allow you to store any changes to them. From the factory, the 70 User
presets are exact duplicates of the 70 Factory presets. This allows you to create your own
presets without losing the sounds that came with the RP355.
Create Your Sound in Three Easy Steps
1.
Tone Library
Select one of 30 different tones from rock, metal, blues, country, and
more. The tones consist of a combination of Compressor, Distortion
Stompbox, Amplifier/Cabinet, EQ, and Noise Gate.
For a complete list of available tones, see page 33.
2.
Effects Library
Select one of 30 diffferent effects chains. The effects consist of a combination of Chorus/FX, Delay, and Reverb.
For a complete list of available effects chains, see page 33.
3.
Effects Level
Adjust the overall level of the post-amp effects to your liking.
... Rock on!
To make further edits, refer to page 11.
To store the preset, refer to page 12.
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A Guided Tour of the RP355
Front Panel
5
6
4
EXPRESSION
3
2
7
AMP A-B
DISTORTION
BYPASS
STOMP Mode
DELAY
8
1
9
1. Up/Down Footswitches
These two Footswitches are used to select presets, access the Tuner, or bypass the RP355. The
Footswitch on the right will select the next preset up, and the Footswitch on the left will select
the next preset down. Pressing both Footswitches together will bypass the currently selected
preset. Pressing and holding both Footswitches will access the Tuner. Press any Footswitch to
exit Bypass or Tuner mode.
2. Knobs 1-6 (From left to right)
These six knobs perform various functions, depending on which mode is currently active and
what (if anything) is being edited. The functions are listed below:
Tone Library (Knob 1)
1. In Performance mode, this knob selects from a library of preset amp tones. (See page 33
for a list of preset amp tones.)
2. When editing a preset, this knob changes the Amp or Effect model for the selected row.
3. When editing an Effect row, press this knob to turn on or bypass the effect.
4. When the Drums row is selected, this knob selects the first pattern of each style (Rock, Blues, Jazz, etc.).
5. When the Expression row is selected, this knob selects the Expression Pedal, LFO 1, and
LFO 2 parameter links.
Effects Library (Knob 2)
1. In Performance mode, this knob selects from a library of preset effect chains. (See page
33 for a list of preset effect chains.)
2. When editing a preset, this knob modifies the parameter listed in the column directly above it for the selected Effect row.
3. When the Drums row is selected, this knob selects the different drum patterns available.
4. When the Expression row is selected, this knob selects which parameter is assigned to
the Expression Pedal, LFO1 or LFO2.
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Effects Level (Knob 3)
1. In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the overall level of post amp model effects
(Chorus/FX, Delay, and Reverb).
2. When editing a preset, this knob modifies the parameter listed in the column directly
above it for the selected Effect row.
3. When the Drums row is selected, this knob adjusts the playback Tempo of the drum
machine.
4. When the Expression row is selected, this knob selects the heel value for the parameter
linked to the Expression Pedal.
Amp Gain (Knob 4)
1. In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Amp Gain (distortion) for the selected Amp
model. To change the Amp Gain for Amp A or Amp B, select amp channels using the
Amp A/B Footswitch and use this knob to change each channel’s Amp Gain.
2. When editing a preset, this knob modifies the parameter listed in the column directly
above it for the selected Effect row.
3. When the Expression row is selected, this knob selects the toe value for the parameter
linked to the Expression Pedal.
4. When the Drums row is selected, this knob changes the drum machine playback level.
Amp Level (Knob 5)
1. In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Amp Level (volume) of the selected Amp
model. To change the Amp Level for Amp A or Amp B, select amp channels using the
Amp A/B Footswitch and use this knob to change each channel’s Amp Level.
2. When editing a preset, this knob modifies the parameter listed in the column directly
above it for the selected Effect row.
3. When the Expression row is selected, this knob selects the LFO waveform. LFO 1 or
LFO 2 must first be selected with Knob 1 for this parameter to be available.
Master Volume (Knob 6)
1. In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the output level of the RP355.
2. When editing a preset, this knob modifies the parameter listed in the column directly
above it for the selected Effect row.
3. When the Expression row is selected, this knob sets the LFO speed. LFO 1 or LFO 2
must first be selected with Knob 1 for this parameter to be available.
3. Edit Buttons
These buttons navigate up and down the matrix, selecting the row of parameters which the
knobs will edit. Press one of these buttons to step through the Effect rows, and return to the
preset name display. See page 11 for more information about editing presets. In Learn-A-LickTM
mode, these control playback speed.
4. Matrix
The matrix provides information regarding the current preset and parameter edit functions. In
Performance mode, the LEDs running down the left side of the Matrix provide a visual indication of which effects are in use for the selected preset. While editing a preset, the LEDs indicate that the Effect row is selected for editing. In Tuner mode, the LEDs indicate whether the
note played is sharp, flat, or in tune.
5. Display
The Display provides information for different functions depending on the mode that has been
selected. In Performance mode, the Display will show the currently selected preset name
and number. In Edit mode, the Display will show the name and value of the parameter being
adjusted. In Bypass mode, the Display will read BYPASS. In Tuner mode, the Display will show
the note played.
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6. Drums
The Drums button is used to turn on and off the RP355’s built-in drum machine. When the
Drums button is turned on, the Drums LED lights and the selected drum pattern plays continuously. Select the Drums row using the Edit buttons and use Knobs 1-4 to change the style,
pattern, tempo, and level of the drum machine. See page 26 for more information about the
drum machine and a list of patterns.
Note: The drum machine cannot be used while the Phrase Looper is active.
7. Store
The Store button is used to save your custom edits to the user presets. See page 12 for more
information about storing presets.
8. Expression Pedal
The Expression Pedal provides real-time control of the RP355’s Volume, Wah, or any assigned
effect parameter. Almost every parameter is available for Expression Pedal control. The
Expression Pedal is equipped with a V-switch that turns the Wah feature on or off when you
apply extra pressure to the toe. See page 13 for more information about Wah models; see page
28 to learn about adjusting V-switch sensitivity and calibrating the Expression Pedal; refer to
page 32 for a list of parameters you can link to the Expression Pedal.
9. Amp A/B Footswitch
This Footswitch switches between two amp channels for the selected preset. The Display will
read AmP A when channel A is selected, and AMP B when channel B is selected. Press and
hold the Amp A/B and the Up Footswitches simultaneously to access Learn-A-LickTM mode.
(See page 27 for more information on Learn-A-LickTM. ) Pressing and holding the Amp A/B footswitch enables and disables the Phrase Looper; see page 26 for more information about using
the Phrase Looper.
Note: You can apply different EQ models, EQ settings, Amp models and/or Amp settings to
each amp channel (Amp A and Amp B). When the EQ or Amp row is selected, press the Amp
A/B Footswitch to select a channel. The display will show which channel is selected (Amp A
or Amp B).
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Rear Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1. Input
Connect your instrument to this high-impedance TS input.
2. Amp / Mixer (for the 1/4" Outputs)
This button optimizes the RP355’s 1/4" outputs for use when plugged into a guitar amp or a
mixer/recording device. When set to Mixer (“In” position; display reads 1/4MIX), speaker compensation is turned on and the outputs are optimized for connecting to a mixer or recording
device. When set to Amp (“Out” position; display reads 1/4AMP), the outputs are optimized for
running directly in to the input of a guitar amp.
3. 1/4" Left (Mono) and Right Outputs
Connect the Left (Mono) output to the input of a single amplifier (or mixer input) for mono
operation. Connect the Left and Right outputs to the inputs of 2 amplifiers (or 2 mixer channels) for stereo operation.
4. Headphones
Connect stereo headphones to this 1/8" jack. For proper frequency response, the XLR Amp/
Mixer switch should be set to Mixer (“In” position) when using headphones. Headphones with
16-100 Ohm impedance are recommended.
5. Aux In
Connect the headphone output of an MP3 or CD player using a stereo 1/8" cable to this 1/8"
stereo TRS jack for rehearsing with your favorite pre-recorded material, and using the Learn-ALickTM feature (see page 27 for more info). Adjust the output level of your playback device and
the RP355’s Master Level knob for the proper volume balance.
6. Amp / Mixer (for the XLR Outputs)
This button optimizes the RP355’s XLR outputs for use when plugged into a power amp/speaker
system or a mixer/recording device. When set to Mixer (“In” position; display reads xlrMIX),
speaker compensation is turned on and the outputs are optimized for connecting to a mixer,
recording device or headphones. When set to Amp (“Out” position; display reads xlrAMP), the
outputs are optimized for running directly in to the input of a guitar amp or power amp.
7. XLR Balanced Line Outputs
Connect these outputs to your power amplifier/speaker system or to a mixing console that
accepts balanced XLR connections. Speaker compensation can be enabled on these outputs
when connected to a full-range speaker system. The XLR outputs are always configured for stereo operation.
8. USB Port
The USB port is for connecting the RP355 to a computer and serves two purposes: (1) for
use with the downloadable X-Edit™ Editor/Librarian software, and (2) for streaming audio to
and from the computer. The RP355 will stream 2 channels up and 2 channels down from the
computer at 44.1kHz, 16 and 24 bit. A utility panel in the Editor/Librarian controls the direct/
playback mix and USB record level with the included Cubase® LE 4 sofware, or any recording
software the RP355 is connected to. Knobs 4 and 5 also control the direct/playback mix and
USB record level when USB is connected and the Pickup Row is selected.
Note: X-Edit Editor/Librarian software and USB drivers can be downloaded at
www.digitech.com.
9. Power Input
Connect only the DigiTech® PS0913B power supply to this jack.
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Getting Started
Making Connections
There are several different connection options available with the RP355. Before connecting the
RP355, make sure that the power to your amplifier and the RP355 is turned off. There is no
power switch on the RP355. To turn the RP355 on or off, connect or disconnect the included
PS0913B power supply from the Power Input jack.
Mono Operation - Amplifier
Connect your guitar to the Input of the RP355. Connect a single mono instrument cable from
the Left (Mono) output of the RP355 to the instrument input or effect return on your amplifier. Set the ¼˝ Amp/Mixer switch to Amp.
¼” Amp/Mixer
switch set to “Amp”
¼” Left (Mono) Output
Input
Stereo Operation
For stereo operation connect the guitar to the Input of the RP355. Connect one cable to
the RP355’s Left (Mono) output, and another cable to the RP355’s Right output. Connect
one cable to the input of one amplifier, channel of a mixer, or power amp. Connect the second
cable to a second amplifier, second channel of a mixer, or power amp. If connecting to a mixing
console, set the pan controls of the mixer channels hard left and right in order to retain stereo
separation. If connecting to a mixer, set the ¼˝ Amp/Mixer switch to Mixer. If connecting to
two amplifiers, set the ¼˝ Amp/Mixer switch to Amp.
Stereo Amp Setup
¼” Left (Mono)
Output
Input
¼” Right Output
¼” Amp/Mixer
switch set to “Amp”
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Stereo Mixer Setup
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6
4
2
4
0
6
-1
-4
Pan
+5
Pan
Mute
Mute
L/R
+5
Pan
Mute
L/R
+5
Pan
Mute
L/R
+5
Pan
Mute
L/R
+5
+5
Pan
+4 -4
+4
-5
L/R
+10
+10
+10
+10
+10
+10
+10
+5
+5
+5
+5
+5
+5
+5
+5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-5
-5
-5
-5
-5
-5
-5
-5
-10
-20
-10
-20
-30
-∞
-10
-20
-30
-∞
1
-10
-20
-30
-∞
2
-10
-20
-30
-∞
3
-10
-20
-30
-∞
4
-10
-20
-30
-∞
5
+5
Pan
Mute
L/R
+10
-10
+2
+3
+5
Pan
Mute
L/R
8
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
-5
Mute
L/R
6
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
+4 -4
-5
8
0
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
-5
6
Aux 1 10
4
8 2
-1
+2
0
6
Aux 2 10
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
-5
4
Aux 1 10
4
0
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
6
8 2
0
6
8 2
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
-5
4
Aux 1 10
4
0
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
6
8 2
0
6
8 2
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
-5
4
Aux 1 10
4
0
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
6
8 2
0
6
8 2
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
-5
4
Aux 1 10
4
0
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
0
6
8 2
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
6
8 2
Aux 1 10
4
0
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
0
6
8 2
0
0 +1
-2
4
8 2
Aux 1 10
4
8 2
Aux 2 10
-3
6
8 2
Aux 1 10
4
0
XLR Amp/Mixer
switch set to “Mixer”
6
8 2
0
2
-20
-30
-∞
-30
-∞
6
7
8
Input
XLR Left Out
XLR Right Out
Computer Recording Setup
Studio Reference
Monitors
XLR Left Out
XLR Right Out
USB
USB Ports
XLR Amp/Mixer
switch set to “Mixer”
Input
Amp/Mixer Setup
PA Speaker (Left)
PA Speaker (Right)
Stereo Power Amp
2- Speaker Cabs
1/4" Left and
Right Outputs
XLR Left and
Right Outputs
Mixer
4
6
4
2
6
4
8 2
0
6
0
0 +1
Pan
+5
L/R
+5
0
0
-5
-20
-30
-
-30
-
5
Aux 2 10
-1
0 +1
-2
+2
+3 -3
+10
-10
-20
6
8
0
+2
+3
+4 -4
-5
+5
Mute
+5
0
-5
-10
4
Aux 1 10
4
8 2
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
L/R
6
8
0
6
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
Pan
+10
+5
0
-5
-30
-
4
8 2
0
0 +1
+4 -4
-5
+5
Mute
L/R
6
Aux 1 10
4
Aux 2 10
-1
-2
+3 -3
+10
-20
3
4
6
8 2
0
+2
Pan
0
Aux 1 10
4
8 2
0 +1
+4 -4
-5
+5
Mute
-10
-30
-
2
6
8 2
6
Aux 2 10
-1
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
+5
0
-5
-20
-30
-
1
4
0
Aux 1 10
4
0
+2
L/R
-10
-20
-30
-
6
8 2
0
8 2
0 +1
Pan
+10
+5
0
-5
-10
-20
4
8 2
6
Aux 2 10
-1
-5
+5
Mute
+10
+5
0
-5
-10
Pan
L/R
+10
6
Aux 1 10
4
0
-2
+3 -3
+4 -4
-5
+5
Mute
L/R
L/R
+10
4
8 2
+2
+4 -4
Pan
Mute
0
6
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
-5
+5
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
+4 -4
-5
Mute
0
0 +1
-2
+3 -3
-4
Aux 1 10
4
Aux 2 10
-1
+2
8 2
6
8 2
Aux 2 10
-1
0
Aux 1 10
4
8 2
0
-2
6
8 2
0
Aux 1 10
4
2
-3
Pan
+4
-5
+5
Pan
+5
Mute
L/R
+10
+5
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-20
-20
-30
-
-30
-
6
Input
¼” Amp/Mixer
switch set to “Amp”
XLR Amp/Mixer
switch set to “Mixer”
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Applying Power
Before applying power to anything, set your amp(s) to a clean tone and set the tone controls to
a flat EQ response (on most amps, this would be 0 or 5 on the tone controls). Then follow the
steps listed below.
1. Turn the amp volume all the way down.
2. Connect the plug of the PS0913B power supply to the power jack on the rear panel of the
RP355.
3. Connect the other end of the PS0913B power supply to an AC outlet. Turn the RP355’s Master Level knob (Knob 6) down to “0”.
4. Turn the power of your amplifier(s) to the on position and adjust the volume(s) to a normal
playing level.
5. Gradually increase the RP355’s Master Level knob to achieve the desired volume.
2. Connect PS0913B to power jack
4.Turn amp volume up
EXPRESSION
AMP A-B
DISTORTION
BYPASS
STOMP Mode
DELAY
1.Turn amp volume down
5.Turn the RP355’s Master Level
to the desired listening volume
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3. Connect PS0913B
to AC outlet and
turn the RP355’s
Master Level to “0”
Section Two - Editing Functions
Editing/Creating Presets
The RP355 is designed to make preset editing and creation easy and intuitive. When creating
your own sound, you must first start with an existing preset. Note that the preset you begin
with doesn’t have to be in the memory location you intend to have it reside, since you can
store it to any User preset location during the store procedure.
The easiest way to start is by using the Tone Library and Effects Library knobs. The Tone
Library knob will let you select from a variety of pre-programmed amp/distortion tones (see
page 33) based on different musical styles. The Effects Library knob will then let you select
from a palette of effects chains (see page 33), from simple delays to full multi-effect signals with
modulation, delay and reverb. Use the Effects Level Knob to increase or decrease the overall
Chorus/FX, Delay and Reverb levels if desired. Using these three controls should get you close
to a sound you are after. From there you can then use the Edit buttons to navigate through
the individual effects for some fine tune edits.
EXPRESSION
1. Select a tone
with the
Tone Library knob
2. Select an effect
3. Adjust the
or effects chain with the effects level with the
Effects Library knob
Effects Level knob
To edit and create a preset:
1. Use the Up and Down Footswitches to select the preset you wish to edit.
2. If you find a preset close to what you want, you can begin editing the effect parameters by
pressing the Edit Up/Down buttons and selecting the Effect row you want to edit.
3. If you are trying to find something different from the existing presets, begin by using the Tone
Library, Effects Library and Effects Level knobs to get close to a sound you want.
4. Press the Edit Up/Down buttons to begin selecting the individual Effects rows to edit their
parameters.
5. To bypass or enable an Effect row, press the Tone Library knob.
6. Use the Knobs 2-6 to modify the effects’ parameter settings.
7. When editing the Amp Model and EQ rows, use the Amp A/B Footswitch to select between the two amp channels. You can then edit each channel’s Amp Model, Cabinet Model,
Amp Gain, Amp Level, and EQ settings independently.
Note: Anytime a stored value within a preset is changed, the Store button LED lights up. This
indicates that you need to store the changes. Changing presets, or turning the power off before
storing any changes, erases any changes made and the RP355 will revert to the stored values for
the preset.
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Storing/Copying/Naming a Preset
Once the preset has been modified to your liking, you may store your settings to any of the
70 User preset locations (presets 1-70). The following steps outline the procedure for storing
changes to a preset or copying a preset to a different location:
1. Press the Store button once. The Store button LED blinks and the first character in the
Display flashes, indicating that you can now name your custom creation.
2. Use Knob 1 to select the alpha-numeric character and Knob 2 to select the next character
location.
1. Press Store;
characters in Display
flash individually
EXPRESSION
2. Use Knobs to
name Preset
3. Once the desired name is shown in the display, press the Store button again to enter the
second stage of the storing process. The red Display begins to flash.
4. Select the User preset location where your new sound will reside using the Up and Down
Footswitches. The displays show the preset name and User preset number about to be
overwritten.
EXPRESSION
AMP A-B
DISTORTION
BYPASS
STOMP Mode
3. Press Store again;
Preset number flashes
DELAY
4. Select destination
with Footswitches
5. Press the Store button again to save the changes.
The procedure for copying one preset to another preset location is the same. Use the Footswitches to select the preset that you want to copy, then follow steps 1-4 for storing a preset
as described above. Press either Edit button at any time to abort the Store procedure.
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Section Three - Models and Parameters
About the Models
The RP355 can be thought of as several different “virtual” amplifiers and individual, high-tech
stompboxes in a single programmable package. With stompboxes, the order in which they are
connected affects the overall sound. The RP355 has placed the Amp and Effect models in an
order for optimum results. The following diagram shows the order in which they are connected.
Pickup
Simulator
Wah
Noise Gate
Compressor
Whammy/
Chorus/FX
(Pre)
Distortion
Amp
Modeling
Volume
Pedal Pre
Chorus/FX
(Post)
Delay
Reverb
EQ
Cabinet
Model
Volume
Pedal Post
Model Definitions
Each Amp and Effect model within the RP355 can be programmed to suit your personal taste
and application. Understanding how these components alter the sound, and how each parameter alters the effect, will help you achieve the sound you are looking for. The following overview
of the RP355’s effects outlines what each effect and parameter does.
Pickup
The Pickup Simulator provides the thick tone of a humbucker pickup to a guitar with single
coil pickups, or the bright, edgy sound of a single coil pickup to a guitar with a humbucker. This
gives you the best of both worlds without having to change guitars during a performance.
Pickup Model - Knob 1 selects the Pickup model to be simulated. Values include:
SC>Hb (gives a single coil pickup the warm tone of a humbucker), and Hb>SC (gives a
humbucker the unique sound of a single coil). Press this knob to turn Pickup modeling on
and off.
USB/RP Mix (When connected to a computer via USB) - Knob 2 adjusts the output mix between the RP355 and playback from the computer. Ranges from USB 0 - USB
RP - RP 0.
USB Level (When connected to computer via USB) - Knob 3 adjusts the RP355’s
recording level sent to the computer. Ranges from -12 to +24.
Preset Level - Knob 6 adjusts the preset’s level. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Wah
Wah is an effect controlled by an Expression Pedal making the guitar sound as if it’s saying
“Wah.”
Wah Model - Knob 1 selects the Wah model. Values include: FULRNG (DigiTech® Full
Range Wah sweeps the entire spectrum of audible frequencies), CRYwah (Cry Wah is a
traditional sounding Wah), and clyde(based on a Vox® Clyde McCoyTM Wah). Press this
knob to turn Wah models on and off.
Wah Minimum - Knob 2 adjusts the Wah Pedal Minimum. Ranges from 0 (toe up) to
99 (toe down).
Wah Maximum - Knob 3 adjusts the Wah Pedal Maximum. Ranges from 0 (toe up) to
99 (toe down).
Wah Level - Knob 6 adjusts the Wah Level. Ranges from 0dB to +12dB.
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Compressor
A Compressor is used to increase sustain, tighten up guitars, and prevent the signal from clipping the input of other effects. It sets a maximum boundary for the strength of a signal.
Comp Model - Knob 1 selects one of three Compressor models: DIGCMP (DigiTech®
Compressor), CSCOMP (Based on a Boss® CS-2 Compressor/Sustainer), or DYNCOMP
(Based on an MXR® Dynacomp). Press this knob to turn the selected Compressor model
on and off.
Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Compressor models:
Compressor
Model
Knob 2
(Sustain)
Knob 3
(Tone)
Knob 4
(Attack)
Knob 5
Knob 6
(Compressor Level)
digcmp
Sustain
Tone
Attack
--
Level
cscomp
Sustain
--
Attack
--
Level
dyncmp
Sensitivity
--
--
--
Output
Distortion
The RP355 models the tones of 18 popular distortion stompboxes, each of which can be
tweaked and modified, just like the real thing.
Distortion Model - Knob 1 selects one of 18 Distortion models. Press this knob to turn
the selected Distortion model on and off.
grunge - DigiTech® Grunge®
scream - Based on an Ibanez® TS-9
808- Based on an Ibanez TS-808 Tube zone - Based on a Boss MT-2 Metal Screamer
Zone®
Spark - Based on a Voodoo Lab Sparkle death - DigiTech Death MetalTM
Drive
oddriv - Based on a Guyatone® Overdrive gonklt - Based on a DOD Gonkulator OD-2
Ring Mod
dod250 - Based on a DOD® 250
8tavia - Based on a Roger Mayer OctaviaTM
Overdrive/Preamp
fuzltr - Based on a Demeter Fuzzulator
redlne- DigiTech Redline - Modified clasfz - Based on a DOD Classic Fuzz
Overdrive
fuzz - Based on an Arbiter® Fuzz FaceTM
TM
rodent - Based on a Pro Co RAT
big pi- Based on an Electro-Harmonix® mxdist - Based on an MXR® Distortion + Big Muff Pi®
DSDist - Based on a Boss® DS-1TM
Distortion
Disclaimer: AutoYa, DigiTech, DOD, Death Metal, Johnson Amplification, Grunge, Lexicon, Multi Chorus,
Whammy, and YaYa are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Inc. Other product names modeled
in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or
affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. They are trademarks of other manufacturers and
were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the creation of this product.
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Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Distortion models:
Dist.
Model
Knob 2
(Gain)
Knob 3
(Param. 1)
Knob 4
(Param. 2)
Knob 5
(Param. 3)
Knob 6
(Distortion Level)
P7
(X-EditTM
only)
Drive
Tone
--
--
Level
--
Overdrive
Tone
--
--
Level
--
SPARK
Gain
Tone
Clean
--
Volume
--
oddriv
Drive
--
--
--
Level
--
DOD250
Gain
--
--
--
Level
--
Scream
808
redlne
Gain
Low
High
--
Level
--
rodent
Distortion
Filter
--
--
Level
--
mxdist
Distortion
--
--
--
Output
--
dsdist
Gain
Tone
--
--
Level
--
Grunge
Grunge
Butt
Face
--
Loud
--
Gain
Low
Mid
High
Level
Mid Freq
--
Low
Mid
High
Level
--
gonklt
Gunk
Smear
Suck
--
Heave
--
8tavia
Drive
--
--
--
Volume
--
fuzltr
Fuzz
Tone
Loose/Tight
--
Volume
--
clasfz
Fuzz
Tone
--
--
Volume
--
fuzz
Fuzz
--
--
--
Volume
--
Sustain
Tone
--
--
Volume
--
zone
death
big pi
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Amplifier
Amp Modeling is a technology which applies the tone of several popular modern and vintage
amps. Amp Modeling also includes an acoustic guitar simulation.
Note: You can select different Amp models and/or modify Amp settings for each amp channel
(Amp A and Amp B). When the Amp row is selected, press the Amp A/B Footswitch to select
a channel. The display will show which channel is selected (Amp A or Amp B).
Amp Model - Knob 1 selects one of the classic, modern, and DigiTech custom Amp
models. Press this knob to turn Amp and Cabinet modeling on and off. Note that when
you select an Amp model, the default Cabinet model is automatically selected. You can,
however, change the Cabinet model after selecting an Amp model.
57chmp - Based on a ‘57 Fender® Tweed Champ®
57dlux - Based on a ‘57 Fender Tweed Deluxe
59BMAN - Based on a ‘59 Fender Tweed Bassman®
65twin - Based on a ‘65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb®
65dlxr - Based on a ‘65 Fender Blackface
Deluxe Reverb®
45 jtm - Based on a ‘65 Marshall® JTM-45
68plex - Based on a ‘68 Marshall 100 Watt Super Lead (plexi)
jmppnl - Based on a ‘68 Marshall Jump Panel
77mstr - Based on a ‘77 Marshall Master Volume
800jcm - Based on an ‘83 Marshall JCM800
900jcm - Based on a ‘93 Marshall JCM900
VXac15 - Based on a ‘62 Vox® AC15
topbst - Based on a ‘63 Vox AC30 Top Boost
hiwtag - Based on a ‘69 Hiwatt® Custom 100 DR103
mark2c - Based on an ‘81 Mesa Boogie®
Mark II C
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rectfr - Based on an ‘01 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
match- Based on a ‘96 MatchlessTM HC30
soldno - Based on an ‘88 Soldano SLO-100
digslo - DigiTech® Solo
digmtl - DigiTech Metal
digbrt - DigiTech Bright Clean
digchk - DigiTech Chunk
digcln - DigiTech Clean Tube
diggan - DigiTech High Gain
2101CT - DigiTech 2101 Clean Tube
2101sT - DigiTech 2101 Saturated Tube
digmon - DigiTech Monster
digtwd - Based on a Tweed front Blackface power hybrid
digblk - Based on a ‘65 Blackface into a
‘58 Bassman
digstn - DigiTech Stoner Rock
digdkm - DigiTech Dark Metal
digbrn - DigiTech Brown sound
ACdred - Dreadnaught acoustic
ACjmbo - Jumbo acoustic
direct - No amp
Cabinet - When the Amp/Cabinet row is selected, Knob 2 selects the speaker Cabinet
model.
chmp18 - Based on a 1x8 ‘57 Fender®
Tweed Champ®
dlx112 - Based on a 1x12 ‘57 Fender Tweed Deluxe®
drv112 - Based on a 1x12 ‘65 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
bmn212 - Based on a 2x12 ‘57 Fender Blonde Bassman®
twn212 - Based on a 2x12 ‘65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb®
brt212 - Based on a 2x12 ‘63 Vox® AC30 Top Boost w/ Jensen® Blue Backs
bmn410 - Based on a 4x10 ‘59 Fender Tweed Bassman®
cls412 - Based on a 4x12 Marshall® 1969 Straight w/ Celestion® G12-T70
GRn412 - Based on a 4x12 Marshall 1969 Slant w/ Celestion 25W Green
backs
fan412 - Based on a 4x12 Hiwatt® Custom w/ Fane Speakers
btq412 - Based on a 4x12 ‘96 VHT® Slant w/ Celestion Vintage 30’s
vtg412 - Based on a 4x12 Johnson® Straight w/ Celestion Vintage 30’s
digslo - 4x12 DigiTech® Solo
digbrt - 2x12 DigiTech Bright
digmtl - 4x12 DigiTech Metal
digrck - 4x12 DigiTech Rock
digalt - 4x12 DigiTech Alt Rock
digvtg - 4x12 DigiTech Vintage
direct - No cabinet model
Amp Gain - Knob 3 adjusts the Gain (distortion) for the selected Amp model (not available for Acoustic and Direct). The Gain parameter ranges from 0 to 99.
Amp Level - Knob 6 adjusts the Level (volume) of the selected Amp model. The Level
parameter ranges from 0 to 99.
EQ
The RP355’s EQ helps further shape your tone with Bass, Midrange, and Treble controls. To help
get you started, there are four preset EQ curves: Mid Boost (midbst), Scoop (ScooP), Bright
(BRight), and Warm (WarM) that can be selected using Knob 1. Bass, Midrange, and Treble
parameters range from -12dB to +12dB.
Note: You can select different EQ models and/or modify EQ settings for each amp channel
(Amp A and Amp B). When the EQ row is selected, press the Amp A/B Footswitch to select a
channel. The display will show which channel is selected (Amp A or Amp B).
EQ Model - Knob 1 selects between 4 different EQ modes (Mid Boost, Scoop, Bright,
and Warm), each with different frequency centers for Mid and Treble. Pressing this knob
turns the EQ on and off.
Bass - Knob 2 adjusts the amount of low end level (Bass).
Mid Frequency - Knob 3 selects the frequency that the Mid parameter adjusts. Ranges
from 300 Hz to 5000 Hz.
Mid Range - Knob 4 adjusts the amount of midrange level.
Treble - Knob 5 adjusts the amount of high end level (Treble).
Presence - Knob 6 boosts or cuts the Presence level for the selected channel. Ranges
from -12dB to 12dB.
Treble Frequency (X-EditTM only) - This parameter selects the frequency that the
Treble parameter adjusts. Ranges from 500 Hz to 8000 Hz.
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Noise Gate/Auto Swell
A Noise Gate is designed to eliminate noise while you are not playing, or provide an auto
volume swell effect.
Gate Model - Knob 1 selects between the DigiTech® noise gate or the volume swell
effect. Values include: gate (Selects the Noise Gate) and swEll (Selects the Auto Swell
effect.) Press this knob to turn the Noise Gate/Auto Swell on and off.
Threshold (Noise Gate only) - Knob 2 sets the signal strength (Threshold) required
to open or close the Noise Gate. Parameters range from 0 (opens easily) to 99 (requiring strong signals to open).
Attack Time - Knob 3 sets the attack time. Ranges from 0 (shorter attack time) to 99
(longer attack time).
Release - Knob 4 sets the Release parameter. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Attenuation - Knob 5 sets the Attenuation parameter. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Swell Sensitivity (Auto Swell only) - Knob 6 sets the Swell Sensitivity parameter of
the Auto Swell. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Chorus/FX
The Chorus/FX row in the RP355 is a multi-function module, allowing you to select Effect
models such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Vibrato, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo, Panner, Envelope
Filter (auto wah), AutoYa™, YaYa™, SynthTalk™, Step Filter, DOD FX25, Detune, Whammy™,
Pitch Shift, Detune, IPS, and OC Octaver effects. When the Chorus/FX row is selected, Knob 1
is used to choose the Effect model. Press this knob to turn these Effect models on and off. Only
one of the effects in this row can be used at a time. After selecting the type of effect in this
module, Knobs 2-6 can then be used to adjust the individual parameters associated with the
selected effect. The following list describes each Effect model and its parameters in more detail:
Chorus
A Chorus adds a short delay to your signal. The delayed signal is modulated in and out of tune
and then mixed back with the original signal to create a thicker sound. The RP355 includes the
following Chorus Effect models: CE CHS (based on the classic Boss® CE-2 Chorus), tc chS
(based on the TC Electronic Chorus), CHORUS (DigiTech®’s Dual Chorus), and MCHORS (DigiTech’s famous Multi Chorus®).
Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Chorus models:
Chorus
Model
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Knob 2
(Pre/Post
Amp)
Knob 3
(Speed)
Knob 4
(Depth)
Knob 5
(Regeneration)
Knob 6
(FX Level)
CE CHS
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Depth
--
--
TC CHS
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Width
--
Intensity
chorus
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Depth
Waveform
Level
Mchors
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Depth
Waveform
Level
Flanger
A Flanger uses the same principle as a Chorus but uses a shorter delay time and adds regeneration (or repeats) to the modulating delay. This results in an exaggerated up and down sweeping
motion to the effect. The RP355 includes the following Flanger Effect models: fLangr (the
DigiTech® Flanger), trgfLG (the DigiTech Triggered Flanger), mxFLgr (based on an MXR®
Flanger), and ehFLgr (based on an Electro-Harmonix® Electric Mistress).
Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Flanger models:
Flanger
Model
Knob 2
(Pre/Post
Amp)
Knob 3
(Speed)
Knob 4
(Depth)
Knob 5
(Regeneration)
Knob 6
(FX Level)
flangr
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Depth
Regen
Level
trgflg
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Sensitivity
LFO Start
Level
mxflgr
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Width
Regen
Manual
EHflgr
Pre/Post Amp
Rate
Range
Color
--
Phaser
A phaser splits the incoming signal, and then changes the phasing of the signal. This signal is then
taken in and out of phase and mixed back in with the original signal. As the phasing changes, different frequencies get canceled resulting in a warm sort of twisting sound. The RP355 includes
the following Phaser models: phaser (the DigiTech Phaser), tphase (the DigiTech Triggered
Phaser), mxphas (based on an MXR Phase 100), and ehphas (based on an Electro-Harmonix
Small Stone).
Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Phaser models:
Phaser
Model
Knob 2
(Pre/Post
Amp)
Knob 3
(Speed)
Knob 4
(Depth)
Knob 5
(Regeneration)
Knob 6
(FX Level)
Phaser
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Depth
Regen
Level
tphase
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Sensitivity
LFO Start
Level
mxphas
Pre/Post Amp
Speed
Intensity
--
--
ehphas
Pre/Post Amp
Rate
--
Color
--
Vibrato (viBRaT)
The DigiTech Vibrato effect modulates the pitch of the incoming signal at an even rate.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts the rate (Speed) at which the pitch modulates. Ranges from 0 to
99.
Depth - Knob 4 adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the modulating pitch. Ranges from 0 to
99.
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Rotary Speaker (ROTARY)
The Rotary Speaker emulates a device that included a spinning horn and woofer. The rotation of
these two speakers produced an interesting combination of the sound panning from side to side.
This produced a slight pitch change due to the speed of the sound coming towards, and then
going away from the listener.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts the rate (Speed) of the spinning speakers. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Intensity - Knob 4 controls the intensity of the effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Doppler - Knob 5 controls the Pitch Shift effect that is the ratio between the horn and
the rotor positions. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Crossover - Knob 6 selects the crossover frequency between the horn and rotor.
Ranges from 0 (200 Hz) to 99 (1600 Hz).
VibroPan (vibpan)
A vibrato is an effect that modulates the pitch of the incoming signal. This will take the whole
signal slightly in and out of tune at a steady pace. The DigiTech® VibroPan also incorporates an
automatic panner with the vibrato effect that creates a lush chorus-like sound.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts how fast the signal is being modulated.
Depth - Knob 4 adjusts the amount of pitch change.
Vibrato/Pan- Knob 5 adjusts the amount of panning incorporated with the vibrato effect.
When set at 0, this effect is a standard vibrato. As the parameter is turned up, the phase
difference of the vibrato signal sent to the two channels is changed until a full stereo image
is obtained at 99.
Waveform - Knob 6 selects a waveform: triang, Sine, or Square.
Unicord Uni-VibeTM (unovib)
Based on the Unicord® Uni-VibeTM pedal, Uni-Vibe adds a lush chorus or rotary speaker (vibrato) effect to your tone.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts the rate (Speed) of the chorus modulation or spinning speaker
(vibrato) effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Intensity - Knob 4 controls the intensity of the effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Chorus/Vibrato - Knob 5 selects either the chorus or vibrato effect. Turn counterclockwise for Chorus, or clockwise for Vibrato.
Volume - Knob 6 adjusts the volume of the effect.
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Tremolo/Panner
A Tremolo effect modulates the volume of the signal at an even rate. The RP355 includes the
following Tremolo models: trmolo (the DigiTech® Tremolo), optrem (based on the Fender®
Opto Tremolo), bitrem (based on the Vox® Bias Tremolo), and panner (the DigiTech Panner).
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts the rate (Speed) at which the volume modulates. Ranges from 0
to 99
Depth - Knob 4 adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the modulating volume. Ranges from 0
to 99.
Waveform (DigiTech Tremolo and Panner only) - Knob 5 selects a waveform:
triang, Sine, or Square.
Envelope Filter (eNvlOp)
The DigiTech Envelope Filter is a dynamic Wah effect that alters your sound based upon how
hard you play.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Sensitivity - Knob 3 adjusts the sensitivity or the input signal required to trigger the
Wah effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Range - Knob 4 controls the range of the Envelope effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
DOD FX25 (fx25)
This envelope filter is based on the DOD FX25.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Blend - Knob 3 adjusts the balance between effect signal and dry signal.
Sensitivity - Knob 4 adjusts the sensitivity or the input signal required to trigger the
Wah effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Range - Knob 5 controls the range of the envelope effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
AutoYa™ (AUTOYA)
An AutoYaTM combines the characteristics of a Wah and a Flanger together creating an almost
human vowel characteristic as if the guitar were saying “Yah.” The AutoYa automatically provides
this animation to the sound at an even rate.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts the speed of the AutoYa sweep. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Intensity - Knob 4 adjusts the intensity of the AutoYa effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Range - Knob 5 adjusts the throaty quality of the AutoYa effect. Ranges from 0 to 49.
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YaYa™ (yaya)
The YaYaTM is another effect exclusive to DigiTech products. Like the AutoYa, it combines the
characteristics of a wah and a flanger together providing a unique talk box type of effect when
linked to and controlled by the Expression Pedal.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Pedal - Knob 3 adjusts the Ya pedal position. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Intensity - Knob 4 adjusts the intensity of the YaYa effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Range - Knob 5 adjusts the throaty quality of the YaYa effect. Ranges from 0 to 49.
SynthTalkTM (snthtk)
SynthTalkTM is another effect exclusive to DigiTech®. It makes your guitar appear to speak based
upon the dynamics of your playing style.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Attack - Knob 3 adjusts the attack of the synthesized voice. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Release - Knob 4 adjusts the release of the synthesized voice. Ranges 0 to 99.
Vox - Knob 5 changes the characteristics of the various synth voices. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Sensitivity - Knob 6 adjusts the sensitivity of the input signal required to trigger the
SynthTalk effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Balance (X-EditTM only) - adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal, Ranges from
left 99 to right 99.
Step Filter (stpflt)
The DigiTech Step Filter is like an automatic “random wah” with a square waveform.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Speed - Knob 3 adjusts the speed of the Wah effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Intensity - Knob 4 controls the intensity of the Wah effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
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DigiTech Whammy® (wHammy)
The DigiTech Whammy® is an effect that uses an Expression Pedal to bend the pitch of the
incoming signal, or add a bendable harmony with the original signal. As the Pedal is moved, the
note bends either up or down. When DigiTech Whammy is selected, it is automatically placed
before the Amp modeling as shown in the block diagram on page 13.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Shift Amount - Knob 3 selects the interval and direction of the pitch bend. Choices are
as follows:
WhammyTM (no Dry Signal)
oct up (1 octave above)
2octup (2 octaves above)
2nd dn (a second below)
rv2ndn (a second below reversed pedal action)
4th dn (a fourth below)
oct dn (an octave below)
2octdn (2 octaves below)
DIVeBM (Dive Bomb)
Harmony Bends (Dry Signal Added)
m3>Mj3 (a minor third to a Major third)
2ndmj3 (a second above to a Major third above)
3rd4th (a third above to a fourth above)
4th5th (a fourth above to a fifth above)
5thoct (a fifth above to an octave above)
hoctup (one octave above)
hoctdn (one octave down)
octu>d (octave up/down)
Pedal Position - Knob 5 provides a manual control of the Whammy pedal position.
Ranges from 0 to 99.
Mix - Knob 6 adjusts the Whammy mix. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Pitch Shift (PitCH)
A Pitch Shifter copies the incoming signal, then shifts the pitch of the copy to a different note.
The shifted note is then mixed back with the original signal, sounding as if two guitars were playing different notes.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Shift Amount - Knob 3 selects the interval of the shifted pitch. Ranges from -24 (2
octaves below) to 24 (2 octaves above).
Mix - Knob 6 controls the mix level of the shifted pitch. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Detune (DetUNe)
A Detuner makes a copy of your incoming signal, takes the copied signal slightly out of tune from
the original, then mixes the two signals together. The result is a doubling type of effect as if two
guitars were playing the same part together.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Shift Amount - Knob 3 adjusts the amount of detune shift. Ranges from -24 to 24
cents.
Level - Knob 6 controls the mix of the detuned note. Ranges from 0 to 99.
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Harmony Pitch Shifting (HARMNY)
Harmony Pitch Shifting makes a copy of the incoming signal, and then changes the pitch of the
copied note to a diatonically correct interval specified by the Amount parameter. A Harmony
Pitch Shifter sharpens or flattens the shifted pitch in order to keep the specified interval within
the selected key and scale creating a true harmony.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Shift Amount - Knob 3 selects the amount or harmony interval for the Intelligent Pitch
Shifter. Interval choices include:
OCT Dn (octave down)
2ND UP (a second above)
7TH Dn (a seventh below)
3RD UP (a third above)
6tH Dn (a sixth below)
4TH UP (a fourth above)
5tH Dn (a fifth below)
5TH UP (a fifth above)
4tH Dn (a fourth below)
6TH UP (a sixth above)
3RD Dn (a third below)
7TH UP (a seventh above)
2ND Dn (a second below)
OCT UP (an octave above)
Key - Knob 4 selects the musical key that the Harmony Pitch Shifting uses. Key choices
range from the Key of E (KEY E) through the Key of Eb (KEY E&).
Scale - Knob 5 selects the scale the Harmony Pitch Shifting will use. Scale choices include:
Major (MAJOR), Minor (MINOR), Dorian (DORIAN), Mixolydian (MIXLYd), Lydian (LYDIAN), and Harmonic Minor (HMINor).
Level - Knob 6 adjusts the Harmony Pitch Shifting Level of all the pitch-altering effects in
this module. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Boss® OC-2 OctaverTM (octavr)
Based on the Boss® OC-2 OctaverTM, this model adds two signals to your original guitar signal.
The first is one octave below your guitar, and the second is two octaves below your guitar. Each
additional signal has its own volume control.
Pre/Post Amp - Knob 2 determines where the effect appears in the effects chain. Turn
counter-clockwise for Pre (appears before the Distortion effect), or clockwise for Post
(appears after the Noise Gate effect).
Octave 1- Knob 3 adjusts the the volume of the signal 1 octave below the input signal.
Ranges from 0 to 99.
Octave 2 - Knob 4 controls the volume of the signal 2 octaves below the input signal.
Ranges 0 to 99.
Dry Level - Knob 6 controls the volume of the dry signal. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Delay
Delay is an effect that records a portion of the incoming signal, and then plays it back a short
time later. The recording can repeat just once or several times.
Delay Model - Knob 1 selects one of the 7 different Delay models. Values include: algdly (DigiTech® Analog Delay), dm dly (Based on the Boss DM-2 Analog Delay), digdly (DigiTech Digital Delay), moddly (DigiTech Modulated Delay), pngdly (DigiTech
Pong Delay), tapdly (DigiTech Tape Delay), and ecoplx (Based on the MaestroTM EP-2
Echoplex® Tape Echo). Press this knob to turn the Delay models on and off.
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Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Delay models:
Delay
Model
Knob 2
(Time)
Knob 3
(Repeats)
Knob 4
(Param. 1)
Knob 5
(Param. 2)
Knob 6
(Delay
Level)
algdly
Time
Repeats
--
--
Delay Level
dm dly
Repeat Rate
Echo
Intensity
--
--
digdly
Time
Repeats
Ducker
Threshold
Ducker Level
Delay Level
moddly
Time
Repeats
Depth
--
Delay Level
pngdly
Time
Repeats
Ducker
Threshold
Ducker Level
Delay Level
tapdly
Time
Repeats
Wow
Flutter
Delay Level
ecoplx
Time
Repeats
--
--
Volume
Note: The Repeats parameter (Knob 3) ranges from 0 to Repeat Hold (rpthld) for all
models except the Echoplex® and DM-2. Repeat Hold is one click past 99, and acts as an infinite
repeat.
Reverb
Using reverb in recorded program material gives the listener a sense that the material is being
performed in an actual room or hall. It is this similarity to actual acoustic spaces that makes
reverberation a useful tool in recorded music. The RP355 features genuine Lexicon® reverbs,
whose rich, lush effects have been heard in countless songs, soundtracks, and live performances
for decades.
Reverb Model
Knob 1 selects the Reverb model or acoustic space. Press this knob to turn the Reverb
models on and off. The following models are available:
twinrv- Based on a Fender® Twin Reverb
lexamb - Lexicon® Ambience
lexstd- Lexicon Studio
lexrom- Lexicon Room
lexhal- Lexicon Hall
emtplt- Based on an EMT240 Plate
Knobs 2-6 have the following functions for the various Reverb models:
Reverb
Model
Knob 2
(Pre Delay)
Knob 3
(Decay)
Knob 4
(Liveliness)
Knob 6
(Reverb
Level)
twinrv
--
--
--
Reverb
lexamb
Pre Delay
Decay
Liveliness
Reverb Level
lexstd
Pre Delay
Decay
Liveliness
Reverb Level
lexrom
Pre Delay
Decay
Liveliness
Reverb Level
lexhal
Pre Delay
Decay
Liveliness
Reverb Level
emtplt
Pre Delay
Decay
Liveliness
Reverb Level
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Section Four - Other Functions
Phrase Looper
The RP355 features a built-in 20 second Phrase Looper for creating on the fly performance
loops of the music you play. The Phrase Looper can be accessed any time during performance
and used with any of the RP’s presets.
To use the Phrase Looper, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Press and hold the Amp A/B Footswitch for 2 seconds until LOOPER appears in the
display. The Looper LED in the matrix will also light indicating the Looper is now active.
Arm the Phrase Looper to record by pressing the Amp A/B Footswitch again. The
display will read ARMED meaning it is ready for you to start playing (You can also start
recording immediately when this footswitch is pressed).
Begin playing a phrase on the guitar. The Phrase Looper will begin recording anything that is
played. The display will read RECoRD.
Once you are ready to set the loop point, press any footswitch. The display will briefly read
PLAY and the recorded phrase will now begin playing back.
To add an overdub to the looped phrase, press and hold the Amp A/B Footswitch. The
display will read OVRDUB. While holding the footswitch, begin playing the overdub phrase
to be added to the loop. When the Amp A/B Footswitch is released, the display will
briefly flash PLAY and the looped phrase will continue with the newly added overdub
phrase added.
To stop the Phrase Looper, press and release the Amp A/B Footswitch quickly. You can
resume playback by pressing this footswitch again.
To clear a recorded loop, stop the loop playback first as outlined in step 6 and then press
and hold the Amp A/B Footswitch for 2 seconds until the display read CLEARD.
To exit the Phrase Looper mode, press and hold left Amp A/B Footswitch for 4 seconds until
the display reads LPEXIT. Exiting the Looper clears the recorded loop.
While the Phrase Looper is active, the Amp A/B Footswitch cannot be used to select the amp
A/B channels in the RP’s presets. The preset Up and Down Footswitches can still be used
navigate through all of the RP’s presets.
Note: While the Phrase Looper feature is active, the Drum Machine and the Learn-A-Lick
feature are not available.
Drum Machine
The RP355 includes a built-in drum machine loaded with 60 useful patterns and 5 metronome
settings that are easily accessible at the touch of a button (the Drums button, specifically).
Pressing the Drums button will enable the drum machine and start playback of the selected
drum pattern (except when in Store or Bypass mode). When you turn the drum machine on,
the display reads Drums ON; when you turn the drum machine off, the display reads Drums
Of.
When the Drums row is selected (using the Edit buttons), Knob 1 selects the drum Style,
Knob 2 adjusts the drum Pattern, Knob 3 adjusts the Tempo of the drum pattern and Knob 4
adjusts the drum machine playback level. Press the Drums button again to stop playback of the
drum loop.
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Drum Pattern List
Beats (8th beat)
1-5
jazz
Beats (16th beat)
6-8
hiphp
1-4
rock
1-8
world
1-4
1-8
Met
4/4
1-8
Met
3/4
1-8
Met
5/8
7/8
hRock
metal
blues
groov
1-4
Met
cntry
1-4
met
1-4
mtrnom
Aux Input
The Aux Input allows you to connect an MP3 or CD player to the RP355 and jam with your
favorite artists. The signal from your MP3 or CD player is output through the left, right, and
headphone outputs of the RP355. To use the Aux Input, connect the headphone output of your
MP3 or CD player to the Aux Input on the rear panel of the RP355 using an 1/8" stereo cable,
and press play on your MP3 or CD player. Use the playing device’s volume control and the
RP355’s Master Level knob to balance the levels.
The Aux Input is also used for capturing audio using the Learn-A-LickTM feature. See more about
using Learn-A-Lick in the next section.
Learn-A-LickTM Mode
Learn-A-Lick allows you to record a 10 second passage of music and play it back as slow as 1/4
speed with no change in pitch. This is useful for picking out the notes of a fast solo passage.
There are 6 functions for Learn-A-Lick including:
• Stop (Controlled by the Down Footswitch)
• Rewind (Controlled by the Up Footswitch)
• Play (Controlled by the Down Footswitch)
• Record (Controlled by the Amp A/B Footswitch)
• Playback Speed (Controlled with the Edit buttons)
• Sampled Phrase Volume (Controlled by the Expression Pedal)
Using Learn-A-LickTM
1. Connect your CD or tape player headphone output to the Aux In input jack on the rear
panel using an 1/8" stereo plug. Set the level of the CD or MP3 player to a desired listening
level.
2. Cue up to the passage you want to record and hit pause on the CD or MP3 player.
3. Press and hold the Up and Amp A/B Footswitches to enter Learn-A-Lick mode. The
Display will briefly read: LaLiCk.
4. When the Display reads READY, release the pause button on your playback device and
press the Amp A/B (Record) Footswitch. The display will read: RCRDNG and the right
two Display digits will provide a time elapsed reference while recording. When recording is
completed, the phrase will be set to an auto-loop playback mode indicated by play in the
Display. Press stop or pause on the CD or MP3 player.
5. Use the Edit buttons to choose the playback speed. Successive presses of the Edit buttons
will advance through all playback speeds down to 1/4th of the original speed. Your speed
interval choices include: 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, and Full.
6. Pressing the Up Footswitch steps back through the loop at 1 second intervals.
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7. The Expression Pedal will control output level of the recorded phrase.
8. To stop or restart the playback, press the Down (Stop/Play) Footswitch.
9. To record a new passage, press the Amp A/B (Record) Footswitch again.
10. To exit Learn-A-Lick mode, press and hold the Up and Amp A/B Footswitches simultaneously. The Display briefly reads LRNEND.
Note: While the Phrase Looper feature is active, the Learn-A-Lick feature is not available.
Expression Pedal
The Expression Pedal on the RP355 can be linked to control the RP355’s Volume, Wah, Whammy™,YaYa™, or almost any of the RP355’s other parameters in real time with your foot. When
a parameter has been linked to the Expression Pedal, a minimum (heel) and maximum (toe)
value can also be specified. Apply extra pressure to the toe of the Expression Pedal to activate
the V-switch, and the Expression Pedal switches between the linked parameter and the Wah. The
procedure for linking a parameter to the Expression Pedal is as follows:
1. Press either Edit button until the Expression row has been selected (indicated by the LED
lighting on the Expression row).
2.Rotate Knob 1 until EXPPDL appears in the Display.
3. Rotate Knob 2 until the desired parameter to be linked appears in the Display. See page 32
for a complete list of parameters that can be linked to the Expression Pedal.
4. Rotate Knob 3 to select the minimum (heel) value the assigned parameter will reach with the
Expression Pedal in the toe up position.
5. Rotate Knob 4 to select the maximum (toe) value the assigned parameter will reach with the
Expression Pedal in the toe down position.
6. Store your Expression Pedal assignment to your preset. See page 12 for more information on
the storing procedure.
LFOs
The RP355 includes two assignable low frequency oscillators (LFO 1 and LFO 2) which
can be assigned to any of the same parameters available for assignment to the Expression
Pedal. A low frequency oscillator will automatically vary the value of the assigned parameter at
a steady rate. A minimum and maximum value each LFO will reach may be also be assigned.
For instance, if the Amp Gain was assigned to LFO 1, and the minimum value was set at 1 and
the maximum value was set at 99, the RP355 would automatically sweep the amount of
distortion from a clean sound to a distorted sound. Individual LFO speeds are also available
for assignment. In the previous example, the LFO speed would determine the length of time it
took the LFO to sweep from the clean to the distorted sound. The procedure for assigning the
LFOs in the RP355 is as follows:
1. Press the Edit button until the Expression row has been selected (indicated by the LED lighting on the Expression row).
2.Rotate Knob 1 to select one of the two LFO links, LFO 1 (LFO1) or LFO 2 (LFO2).
3.Rotate Knob 2 to select the parameter you want linked to the LFO 1 or LFO 2. See page 32
for a list of assignable parameters.
4.Rotate Knob 5 to select which waveform you want the LFO to use, Triangle (TRIanG), Sine
(SINE), or Square (SQUARE).
5.Rotate Knob 6 to select the speed you want the parameter to be controlled at.
Factory Reset
This function resets the RP355 to its original factory settings. This procedure erases all custom
User presets, and recalibrates the Expression Pedal.
ATTENTION: Performing this function will erase all user-programmed data. All
such data will be lost forever! Be sure you want to erase the memory and start
fresh before continuing with this procedure.
The procedure for performing a Factory Reset is as follows:
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1. Press and hold the Store button while powering up the RP355.
2. When the display prompts you with FACRST, release the Store button, which is now flashing.
3. Press and hold the flashing Store button for 3 seconds until RSTORD appears in the display
and release. The Restore procedure takes several seconds to complete; during the procedure,
the display will count up. After the Restore procedure is complete, the Expression Pedal calibration procedure will begin. See step two of the Expression Pedal Calibration section below.
Expression Pedal Calibration
The Expression Pedal on the RP355 needs to be recalibrated for use after a factory reset has
been performed. This calibration procedure is automatically entered after a factory reset procedure. (You can also initiate the calibration procedure by pressing and holding the Up and Down
Footswitches for approximately 5 seconds.) In the event the Pedal’s calibration fails, or if the
Pedal does not function properly, it can be re-calibrated using the Pedal Calibration procedure.
This will not erase the User presets. The procedure for Calibrating the Expression Pedal is as
follows:
1.Press and hold the Up/Down Footswitches until PDLCAL appears in the display (BYPASS,
TUNER, and Exit will be displayed before PDLCAL is accessed, after about 5 seconds.)
2. When the Display prompts you with TOE DN, rock the Expression Pedal forward (toe
down) and press either the Up or Down Footswitch.
3. When the Display prompts you with TOE UP, rock the Expression Pedal back (toe up) and
press either the Up or Down Footswitch.
4. The Display now prompts you to calibrate the V-Switch sensitivity (VSwxxx), where XXX is
the current V-Switch threshold. Rock the Expression Pedal forward and press firmly on the
toe once to turn the V-Switch on (wah ON), and again to turn the V-Switch off (wahOFF).
5. If the V-Switch is too sensitive, press the right Up Footswitch to raise the threshold (range
is 0-200). Keep testing the V-Switch sensitivity and adjust the threshold until it only engages
when you want it to (too sensitive a setting will lead to the V-Switch falsely triggering on or off
when using the Expression Pedal).
6. When the V-Switch sensitivity is set to your satisfaction, press both Up/Down Footswitches
simultaneously to exit.
Note: If the Display shows error, an error has occurred and steps 2 through 5
should be repeated.
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Section Five - Appendix
Specifications
General Specifications
A/D/A Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
DSP Section: AudioDNA2™ DSP Processor
Simultaneous Effects: 11
Preset Memory: 70 User Presets (1-70) / 70 Factory Presets (F1-F70)
Phrase Looper: 20 seconds of record time
Drum Machine: 60 Patterns
Dimensions: 17.5˝ Length x 8.75˝ Width x 2.5˝ Height
Unit Weight: 6.2 lbs.
Analog Input Connections:
Guitar Input: 1/4˝ Unbalanced (TS)
Input Impedance: 500k Ohms
Aux Input: 1/8˝ Stereo (TRS)
Analog Output Connections:
1/4˝ Outputs
Left/Right Outputs: 1/4˝ Impedance Unbalanced
Left/Right Output Impedance: 500 Ohms per side
Maximum Output: +10 dBu
XLR Outputs
Left/Right Outputs: Impedance Balanced
Left/Right Output Impedance: 1 kohm per side
Maximum Output: +16 dBu
Headphones: 1/8˝ Stereo (TRS) – 13.6mW per channel @ 50 Ohms
Digital Connections:
Universal Serial Bus (USB): Type B, supports USB1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbps Bandwidth USB 2.0 compatible)
RP355 USB Recording Specifications:
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit depth: supports 16-bit or 24-bit (depends on setup in Recording Software)
Power Requirements:
US and Canada: 120 VAC, 60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B-120
Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B -100
Europe: 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B -230
UK: 240 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B -240
Windows® Software Requirements
Vista Home/Premium, XP Home/Professional (SP2 installed, .NET 2.0 installed*)
Pentium®/Athlon™ 1.4GHz or later 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended)
180MB hard disk space for application
DVD-ROM drive
USB Port
Internet connection required for Cubase activation
*.NET 2.0 will be installed during installation of X-Edit software if required on XP systems
Mac® Software Requirements
OS 10.4.x or later
PowerPC G4/G5 1GHz or later
512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended)
180MB hard disk space for application
DVD-ROM drive
USB Port
Internet connection required for Cubase activation
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Expression Pedal - Assignable Parameters
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Whammy, and YaYa are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Inc. Other product names modeled
in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or
affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. They are trademarks of other manufacturers and
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Tone Library
Effects Library
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RP355 Owner’s Manual 18-6412V-D
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DigiTech and the RP355 are trademarks of the Harman Music Group. Other product names
modeled in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse
and are not associated or affiliated with DigiTech. They are trademarks of other manufacturers and were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the
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