DIGITECH RP100 User Manual

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    User’s Guide...

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    Warning For your protection, please read the following: Water and Moisture: Appliances should not be used near water (e.g. near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.) Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.

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    Vice-President of Engineering 8760 S. Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070, USA Date: August 11,2000 European Contact: Your local DigiTech / Johnson Sales and Service Office or Harman Music Group 8760 South Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070 USA Ph: (801) 568-7533...

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    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.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Pitch................22 Applying Power ..............8 Detune ................23 Battery Power ..............8 Whammy™ ..............23 AC Power ................9 Delay .................24 About the RP100 ............10 Reverb................24 Performance Mode .............10 Bypass Mode..............10 Section Four - Other Functions Tuner Mode..............11 Expression Pedal.............25 Section Two - Editing Functions Rhythm Trainer..............25...

  • Page 7: Included Items

    User’s Guide with your RP100 in front of you. It is your key to unlocking the potential within the RP100.

  • Page 8: A Guided Tour, Front Panel

    A Guided Tour of the RP100 The Front Panel...

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    1. Footswitches - These 2 Footswitches are used to select Presets, access the Tuner, or bypass the RP100.The Footswitch on the right will increase, and the Footswitch on the left will decrease the selected Preset. Pressing both Footswitches together will bypass the currently selected Preset. Pressing and holding both Footswitches will access the Tuner.

  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    6. 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 number. In Edit mode, the Display will show the value of the para- meter being adjusted.

  • Page 11: Getting Started, Making Connections, Mono Operation

    Mono Operation Connect your guitar to the Input of the RP100. Connect a single mono instrument cable from the Stereo Output of the RP100 to the instrument input on your amplifier, or to the line input of a power amp.

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    NOTE: When using a guitar amp, it may be best to connect the guitar to the input of the RP100 and the Output of the RP100 to the effect return of the amplifier.

  • Page 13: Stereo Operation

    For stereo operation connect the guitar to the Input of the RP100. Connect a TRS stereo “Y” cord to the RP100’s Stereo Output. Connect one end of the “Y” cord to the input of one amplifier, channel of a mixer, or power amp. Connect the second end of the “Y” cord to a second amplifier, second channel of a mixer, or power amp.

  • Page 14: Applying Power, Battery Power

    (on most amps, this would be 0 or 5 on the tone controls).Then follow the steps listed below. Battery Power The RP100 can be run for about 8 hours on 6 AA batteries.The battery compartment is located on the bottom of the RP100.The following diagram shows the correct polarity for battery installation.

  • Page 15: Ac Power

    Connect the plug of the PS0913B power supply to the power jack on the rear panel of the RP100. Connect the other end of the PS0913B power supply to an AC outlet.Turn the power of your amplifier(s) to the on position and adjust the volume(s)to a normal playing level. Gradually...

  • Page 16: About The Rp100, Bypass Mode

    Footswitches.The active effects in each Preset will be indicated by the lighted LEDs in the Effect Matrix.The RP100 comes with 40 User Presets (Presets 1-40) and 40 Factory Presets (Presets 41-80).The User Presets are locations where your creations may be stored.The Factory Presets will not allow you to store any changes to them.

  • Page 17: Tuner Mode

    Tuner Mode The Tuner in the RP100 allows you to quickly tune or check the tuning on your guitar. Enter Tuner mode by pressing and holding both Footswitches simultaneously.The Display will briefly show tu 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...

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    Section Two - Editing Functions Editing/Creating Presets Creating your own signature sound with the RP100 is easy and intuitive.The RP100 lets you cre- ate your own Presets, or fine tune existing Presets to suit your needs. When creating or editing a sound, you must first start with one of the User or Factory Presets.

  • Page 19: The Matrix

    The Matrix The Matrix is where all Effects and Parameters are selected for editing. In Edit mode, successive presses of the Select button will advance to the next Effect row.The LED will light indicating which Effect group has been selected. Each Effect will have up to 3 Parameters which can be modified.The Knob under each column of Parameters is used to change the value for the corresponding Parameter of the selected Effect.

  • Page 20: Storing/copying

    Storing/Copying a Preset Once the Preset has been modified to your liking, you may store your settings to any of the 40 User Preset locations (Presets 1-40). The following steps outline the procedure for storing changes to a Preset or copying a Preset to a different location: 1.

  • Page 21: About The Effects, Effect Definitions

    Each Effect within the RP100 can be programmed to suit your personal tastes and application. Understanding how these Effects will alter the sound, and how each Parameter will alter the Effect will help you achieve the sound you are looking for.The following overview of the RP100’s effects outlines what each Effect and Parameter does.

  • Page 22: Pickup/wah, Compressor

    Pickup/Wah The Pickup Simulator lets you get the thick tone of a humbucker pickup from a guitar with single coil pickups, or the bright edgy sound of a single coil pickup from a guitar with a humbucker.This allows you to have the best of both worlds without having to change guitars during a performance.

  • Page 23: Amp Modeling

    Equalization is an extremely useful tool used to further shape the tonal response of your guitar signal.The EQ in the RP100 is similar to the tone knobs on an amplifier. All three EQ parameters range from -12dB to +12 dB.

  • Page 24: Cabinet/gate

    Bass - The Parameter 1 knob adjusts the amount of low end enhancement (Bass). Mid - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the amount of mid range enhancement. Treble - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the amount of high end enhancement (Treble). Cabinet/Gate The Cabinet Modeling simulates different types of miked speaker cabinets.You have your choice of 3 Cabinet Types and 4 Mic Placements in relationship to the speaker cabinet.

  • Page 25: Effects, Chorus

    40 (requiring strong signals to open). Effects The Effects row in the RP100 is a multi-function module, allowing you to select effects such as; Chorus, Flanger, Phaser,Tremolo, Panner, Rotary Speaker,Vibrato, AutoYah™, Envelope, Pitch Shift, Detune, and Whammy™ effects. When the Effects row is selected, the Parameter 3 knob is used to choose the type of Effect to be used.

  • Page 26: Flange, Phaser, Tremolo

    Flange (FL) 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. Amount - The Parameter 1 knob simultaneously adjusts the rate (Speed) and intensity (Depth) of the Effect.

  • Page 27: Panner, Vibrato, Rotary

    Panner (Pa) An Auto Panner modulates the sound from left to right at an even rate. Amount - The Parameter 1 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) at which the signal pans from side to side. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the changing pan.

  • Page 28: Envelope

    AutoYah™ (AY) An AutoYah™ combines the characteristics of a Wah and a Flanger together creating an almost human vowel characteristic as if the guitar were saying “Yah.” The AutoYah™ provides animation to the sound automatically based on string attack. Amount - The Parameter 1 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) of the sweep. Ranges from 1 to Level - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the vowel sound.

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    Detune (dt) A Detuner will make a copy of your incoming signal, take the copied signal slightly out of tune from the original, and mix the two signals together.The result is a doubling type of effect as if two guitars were playing the same part together. Amount - The Parameter 1 knob adjusts the amount of pitch difference applied to the copied signal.

  • Page 30: Delay, Reverb

    Delay Delay is an effect that will record a portion of the incoming signal, and then play it back a short time later.The recording can repeat just once or several times. Type/Level - The Parameter 1 knob selects one of the 3 different types of Delay, as well as the volume level of the Delay.

  • Page 31: Expression Pedal, Rhythm Trainer

    Section Four - Other Functions Expression Pedal The rear panel of the RP100 includes an input for an expression pedal. Any passive volume pedal will operate as an expression pedal with the RP100. Connect from the output of a passive volume pedal to the Expression Pedal Input on the RP100.The expression pedal will control...

  • Page 32: Factory Reset

    The procedure for performing a Factory Reset is as follows: 1. Disconnect the power supply from the RP100 (AC Power) or unplug the guitar from the input jack (battery power). 2. Press and hold the Select button while re-connecting the power or plugging your guitar into the RP100’s input.

  • Page 33: Specifications

    Section Five - Appendix Specifications Input: 1/4” Output: 1 - 1/4” Stereo TRS Headphone: 1/8” Stereo TRS A/D/A: 24 bit Delta Sigma Power Supply: 6 AA Batteries or 9 VAC, 1.3A (PS0913B) Power Consumption: 1.3A Memory: 40 User/40 Factory Effects: Pickup Simulator,Wah, Compressor, 12 Amp/Guitar Models, 3 band EQ, Noise Gate, Cabinet Modeling, Mic Placement, Chorus, Flange, Phaser,Tremolo, Panner,Vibrato, Rotary Speaker, Auto Yah™, Enveloped Filter, Pitch Shift, Detune,Whammy™, Delay, and Reverb.

  • Page 34: Preset List

    Preset List (User/Factory)

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    PH (801) 566-8800 FAX (801) 566-7005 International Distribution 8760 S. Sandy Parkway, Sandy, Utah 84070 USA PH (801) 568-7642 FAX (801) 568-7638 DigiTech and RP100 are trade marks of the Harman Music Group Inc. Copyright the Harman Music Group Printed in China...

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