BOSS has announced the RV-500 Reverb and MD-500 Modulation, two new effect pedals with 32-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, deep programmability, and advanced features. They tell us that the pedals share the basic design of the companion DD-500 Digital Delay, a best-seller that's has been lauded for its great sound, powerful editing capabilities, intuitive interface, and expressive real-time control. A spokesperson said, "Carrying on the DD-500 benchmark, the RV-500 and MD-500 offer musicians unlimited creative capabilities with cutting-edge BOSS technology." Here's more details direct from Boss...
The RV-500 features 12 modes and 21 reverb types, and all include sound-shaping parameters like modulation, ducking, and EQ. On tap is everything from standard reverbs to shimmer, non-linear, fast decay, SFX, and more, plus recreations of the classic Roland SRV-2000 and RE-201 Space Echo. Thanks to powerful DSP, players can access a full-featured digital delay with modulation along with every reverb, and even use two patches at once with Simul mode.
The versatile MD-500 provides 12 modes and 28 different mod effects. Included are BOSS's famous chorus and Roland's legendary Dimension D, plus flanger, tremolo, phaser, vibe, slicer, ring mod, and more. Many effect modes include advanced Prime variations newly developed for the MD-500. Simul mode enables using two patches at once, while the Insert Loop function lets the user position mod effects around external pedals for the best sound.
Free editor/librarian software is available for both the MD-500 and RV-500, allowing users to edit sounds and organize patches on a computer via USB.
Pricing and Availability:
See local retailer.