Boss MD-500 Modulation Effects Pedal
Boss MD-500 Product Overview by GAK
The MD-500 is a Modulation pedal from Boss with more guitar effects than you can could ever dream of.
There are 28 different algorithms and it's possible to truly shape them to the sound of your choice with the onboard programming parameters.
Unrivalled in terms of power with its 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit/96 kHz floating point processing and 96 kHz sample rate.
You have a choice of Boss' new effects designed specifically for the MD-500 or there are recreations of vintage pedals such as the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland Dimension D, ‘70s script phaser, ‘80s tri-chorus, and numerous others.
Boss Product OverviewPowered 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 with 21 reverb types, all with deep editing parameters
- Includes a wide range of reverb types from standard to advanced, plus Roland classics such as the SRV-2000 Reverb and RE-201 Space Echo
- A/B Simul mode allows you to use two reverb patches at once
- Selectable carryover function allows reverb tails to continue with patch change or effect bypass
- Powerful DSP provides independent digital delay with modulation along with each reverb patch
- 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
- Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter
Sounds amazing. It has the usual Roland operating system complexities you have to get your head around (not too difficult in this case). A brilliant pedal.
Great sound for a digital pedal. Lots of goodies on board. Good value too.
A fabulous device, captures all the goodness of the various boss modulation pedals I have in one convenient package. Very musical very intuitive.