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Boss MD-500 Modulation Effects Processor

Boss Boss MD-500 Modulation Effects Processor

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£349.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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  • Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz
  • AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits
  • Processing: 32-bit floating point
  • 12 modes

CHORUS
FLANGER
PHASER
CLASSIC VIBE
VIBRATO

 

TREMOLO
DIMENSION
RING MOD
ROTARY
FILTER
SLICER
OVERTONE

 

  • Memory: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])
  • Nominal Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dB
  • 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, RATE/VALUE knob, DEPTH knob, E.LEVEL knob, PARAM 1 knob, PARAM 2 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) connectorsDC IN jack
  • Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 225 mA
  • Dimensions: 170 (W) x 138 (D) x 62 (H) mm , 6-3/4 (W) x 5-7/16 (D) x 2-1/2 (H) inches
  • Weight (including battery) 1.0 kg (2 lbs 4 oz)
  • Options (sold separately) : Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7, Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
  • * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Powered by advanced BOSS technology, the ultra-versatile MD-500 delivers nearly any type of modulation effect a musician could want, and then some. Included are 28 different algorithms with intensive programming parameters, offering a nearly limitless sound palette to create with. And with class-defying 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate throughout, you’ll enjoy pristine sound quality that extends beyond the capabilities of the very best studio hardware.

 

Effects in the MD-500 include many new Prime types developed with cutting-edge BOSS tech, plus authentic sonic recreations of vintage classics like the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland Dimension D, ‘70s script phaser, ‘80s tri-chorus, and numerous others. With the ability to use two patches at once with A/B Simul mode, the MD-500 can likely cover all your mod needs with one convenient pedal. And by inserting drive pedals in the MD-500’s flexible external loop, it’s easy to place mod effects before, after, or around the loop as needed for the very best sound.

 

Studio-level sound with first-in-class 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate

12 modes and 28 modulation types, all with deep editing parameters

Classic mod effects and BOSS originals, newly enhanced with cutting-edge technology

A/B Simul mode for using two patches at once, with your choice of series/parallel connection and mixed or split A/B output

Insert Loop function allows you to use mod effects before, after, or around drive pedals

Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options

297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls

Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation

MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices

USB-MIDI for connecting to the MD-500 Editor/Librarian or a DAW (to be available in early July 2017)

Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter

Twelve Modes and 28 Mod Effect Types

 

The MD-500 includes 12 modes with 28 different mod effect algorithms, and every one of them has been newly developed specifically for this pedal. All the go-to standards are here: chorus, vibrato, flanger, phaser, tremolo, rotary, classic vibe, and ring mod. Auto wah and touch wah effects are on hand too, plus BOSS originals like Slicer and Overtone. Slicer fans will welcome the ability to program custom patterns, an additional feature to the original SL-20 Slicer pedal. And with the MD-500’s spot-on recreation of Roland’s Dimension D from the 1980s, you can add amazing width and depth with one of the most revered studio rack effects of all time.

 

Prime Tone

 

For the MD-500, standard effects like chorus, flanger, phaser, and others have been refreshed with BOSS’s advanced new Prime algorithms. Using ultra-fast, high-powered DSP and the latest technology, BOSS engineers have reimagined these essential effects for enhanced expression, extended range, and maximum transparency. With an array of adjustable parameters per type, you have a massive range of sound-shaping potential at your fingers. Some effects even have all-new parameters never seen in BOSS effects before, such as the “Bell” and “Sweetness” settings included in the Prime Chorus algorithm.

 

Extraordinary Sound

 

The MD-500 features 32-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, exceeding all industry standards for pedal-based effects. All internal processing is 32-bit floating point and runs at a 96 kHz sampling rate as well, delivering pristine sonic quality that goes beyond the highest-level digital processors used in top pro studios. And with selectable true-bypass or buffered-bypass operation, you can choose the best setting to suit the needs of any pedalboard setup.

 

Advanced Interface, Intuitive Operation

 

The MD-500 is equipped with a large LCD that clearly shows the patch name and other vital performance information. It also makes it easy to view and adjust the unit’s deep editing parameters and advanced control features. With the grab-and-go panel knobs, you have top-level access to essential adjustments like depth and effect level, plus two parameter controls that change dynamically with the selected effect type. And via USB, you can connect with the free MD-500 Editor/Librarian on your computer for remote editing, patch backup, and more.

 

Extraordinary Sound

 

The MD-500 features 32-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, exceeding all industry standards for pedal-based effects. All internal processing is 32-bit floating point and runs at a 96 kHz sampling rate as well, delivering pristine sonic quality that goes beyond the highest-level digital processors used in top pro studios. And with selectable true-bypass or buffered-bypass operation, you can choose the best setting to suit the needs of any pedalboard setup.

Advanced Interface, Intuitive Operation

 

The MD-500 is equipped with a large LCD that clearly shows the patch name and other vital performance information. It also makes it easy to view and adjust the unit’s deep editing parameters and advanced control features. With the grab-and-go panel knobs, you have top-level access to essential adjustments like depth and effect level, plus two parameter controls that change dynamically with the selected effect type. And via USB, you can connect with the free MD-500 Editor/Librarian on your computer for remote editing, patch backup, and more.

A/B Simul Mode and Insert Loop Function

 

A/B Simul mode further extends the MD-500’s versatility by letting you run two patches at once. A selectable series or parallel connection enables all sorts of tone-shaping possibilities, and you can even send each effect to its own separate output if you like. The MD-500 also features an external loop that lets you insert gain and drive pedals and set the ideal effect order on a per-patch basis. For example, you can place a phaser or classic vibe before a drive pedal in one patch, and a chorus or flanger after the drive in the next. And when you’re in A/B Simul mode, it’s even possible to position the loop between two different mod effects.

 

Intensive Real-Time Control

 

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

 

MD-500 Modes and Algorithms

 

Chorus—Four types: Prime, CE-1 Chorus, CE-1 Vibrato, and TRI-CHO.

Flanger—Two types: Prime G (for guitar) and Prime B (for bass).

Phaser— Three types: Prime G (for guitar), Prime B (for bass), and Script.

Classic Vibe—Two types: Chorus (mixed output) and Vibrato (effect-only output).

Vibrato—Two types: Prime and Scanner (tonewheel organ-style vibrato).

Tremolo—Four types: Prime T and Prime P, plus Twin and Deluxe amp-style tremolo.

Dimension—Models the legendary Roland SDD-320 Dimension D rack unit; includes the original four sound modes and an all-new fifth mode, plus a user setting for saving any combination of modes.

Ring Mod—Classic ring modulation effects, plus Intelligent mode for enhanced clarity when playing scales.

Rotary—Vintage rotating speaker effect with slow and fast speeds.

Filter—Auto wah and touch wah (with independent types optimized for guitar and bass), plus pattern filter type.

Slicer—Original BOSS effect derived from the popular SL-20 Slicer, with programmable options not available in the SL-20 pedal.

Overtone—Original BOSS effect based on the MO-2 Multi Overtone pedal; uses MDP tech to alter the input signal’s pitch and harmonic characteristics, allowing you to create unique new sound textures.

Delivery

We offer FREE DELIVERY on ALL orders within the UK (excludes Highlands & Islands for courier items).

We aim to dispatch all orders placed by 2pm and in stock on the same working day.  If something is out of stock with us then we will order it from our suppliers.  If an item is also out of stock at a supplier, we will contact you with an estimated delivery date.

Standard free delivery orders are usually sent by Royal Mail unless oversize in which case they are sent by courier, and usually arrive within 3 working days.  Express delivery orders are sent on a next working day service.  For clarity, this means an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.  

Delivery to the Highlands & Islands or overseas will usually take longer. 

Returns

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.  We recognise there will be occasions when you wish to return an item.  We offer a no-quibble 14-day returns period.  If you wish to return an item, please contact us via e-mail with your order number and your reason for return.  We will reply within 48 hours providing full return instructions. 

All items returned under our no-quibble returns policy must be in an as-new, resaleable condition including all accessories and retail packaging.  Items where the packaging will be damaged through opening it are not eligible for no-quibble returns.  Hygiene items such as Talk Boxes, Harmonicas, Wind Instruments etc are also ineligible for returns under this policy if there is evidence they have been opened and/or used. Please pack returned items appropriately to ensure no damage in transit.  We reserve the right to refuse refunds for items that are returned in a state which renders them unfit for resale as new. 


Items that are found to be faulty on arrival or within 14 days of receipt will be replaced.  After this period we will honour the manufacturer's warranty period for repairs and items will be repaired or replaced as deemed appropriate. 

Transit Damage & Mispicks

We make every effort to ensure your order arrives complete, correct and in the condition you would expect. In the event that the package shows signs of damage, please mark this when signing for it. In this instance or if your order is incorrect for any reason, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery so that we can rectify the situation. 

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Note that CITES only applies to guitars containing Rosewood or Bubinga that are being exported outside the European Union.  Guitars being delivered with the United Kingdom or in the European Union will be dispatched as normal. 

You can find out more information about CITES here: https://reverb.com/uk/news/new-cites-regulations-for-all-rosewood-species