Boss DD-500 | Digital Delay


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Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the Boss DD-500 digital delay effects pedal. Filled with newly developed BOSS technology, the DD-500 is the most powerful and versatile stompbox delay ever created. This incredible sound-creation toolbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes with exceptional audio quality, plus deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI, and much more. From basic echo to dead-on emulations of classic delay to incredibly lush spatial textures that take your breath away, the DD-500 will launch your music places you never thought possible.

The feature-packed Version 2 software update brings powerful new performance enhancements and unparalleled flexibility to the DD-500. Even more control has been added, with an improved A/B simultaneous mode for advanced routing as well as new Series and Parallel modes. Five new effect types have been added to the current delay algorithms, plus many updated parameters common to all modes. The update also offers lots of user-requested features, including additional MIDI controls, new modulation types, a feedback loop function for inserting external effects, adjustable input and output levels, selectable EQ position, and more.

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

  • 12 versatile delay modes from vintage to modern deliver unlimited creative possibilities

  • Unrivaled real-time expression with customizable control settings for onboard and external switches

  • Graphic LCD for easy, intuitive operation while performing and editing

  • Onboard patch memories and hands-on controls

  • Equipped with a built-in Phrase Looper, MIDI, USB, and more

  • Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation

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

  • Dedicated editor software available

    DD-500 Version 2 Software Newly Added Features

  • Improved A/B Simul mode with more flexible control and input/output options

  • Five newly added effects, including vintage Binson Echorec 2, touch-responsive filter delay, and more

  • Additional detailed tone-editing parameters such as feedback damp and modulation mode

  • More flexible routing options with the new Insert Loop function, selectable EQ insertion position, expanded independent delay connection modes, and more

  • Enhanced effects with extended parameters and sound quality refinements, including stereo pitch shifters and overtone effects for Shimmer mode, effect targets for Slow Attack mode, and more

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Sampling Frequency: 96kHz

AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits

Processing: 32-bit Floating Point

Delay Modes: Standard, Analog, Tape, Vintage Digital, Dual, Pattern, Reverse, Tera Echo, Slow Attack, Filter, Shimmer, SFX

Maximum Delay Time: 10 sec. (depends on delay mode)

Phrase Loop: 60 sec. (96khz/Mono, 48 kHz/Stereo), 120 sec. (48 kHz, Mono), Delay can be applied.

Patches: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])

Pedals: Foot switch x 3 [A][B][Tap/Ctl]

Knobs: Mode, Time/Value, Feedback, E. Level, Tone, Mod Depth

Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD) x 1

Nominal Input Level: Input A/Mono, B: -10 dBu

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 great

Bypass: Buffered bypass or True bypass (with relays)

Connectors: Input A/Mono, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type

Output A/Mono, B jacks, 1/4-inch phone type

Ctl 1,2/Exp jack: 1/4 inch TRS phone type

USB Computer port: USB type B USB-MIDI

MIDI (In, Out) Connectors

DC In Jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x4, AC Adaptor

Current Draw: 200 mA

Expected Battery Life Under Continuous Use: Alkaline: Approx. 7 hours

Accessories: Owners Manual, Leaflet “Using The Unit Safely”, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Width: 6-3/4 inches

Depth: 5-7/16 inches

Height: 2-1/2 inches

Weight (including battery): 2lbs. 4oz.