The patches for the v16 Huntersounds Digitech RP patchset update are all ready, so it’s time to hear the samples! I played these pieces with a Hohner Marine Band Deluxe…

The patches for the v16 Huntersounds Digitech RP patchset update are all ready, so it’s time to hear the samples! I played these pieces with a Hohner Marine Band Deluxe in A, into an Audix Fireball V mic, into a Digitech RP255, into a Peavey KB2 keyboard amp. Samples were recorded using a Zoom H4 positioned about a foot in front of the KB2 grill, pointing at the center of the speaker. Samples were normalized to the same volume level, and are otherwise unedited. Almost every patch from the RP250/255 V16 set is represented here; there are a few more patches in the RP350/355 set yet to be added. Stay tuned for those. The patches sound very much the same on the 250/255/350/355, in case you’re wondering, with a few exceptions for FX and amp models that aren’t available on the 250/255/350.

Mad scientist stuff

Mad scientist stuff

You can download a complete V16 patch set listing for your RP device here.
RP355 Huntersounds v16 Patch List
RP350 Huntersounds v16 Patch List
RP255 Huntersounds v16 Patch List
RP250 Huntersounds v16 Patch List

The v14-15 patch sets will be replaced by the v16 set for purchases after Feb. 28, 2013. All current license holders will be shipped a copy of the V16 patch set on that date.

And now for the samples…

Amped Blues and Rock

CHAMPB
Champ amp with bassman cab
CHAMPC
Champ amp with champ cab
CHAMPD
Champ amp with deluxe cab
BDBlue
Blackface deluxe
TuffSli
Tough slide guitar sound
TW_SLP
Twin Reverb with slapback delay
MA 4D
Matchless amp with pitch doubled a perfect 4th down

Delays and Reverbs

SLAP
Slapback delay
ROOM
Room reverb, close and intimate
Hall
Hall reverb, bigger and farther away
DDL+RM
Digital Delay plus room
DDL+PLATE
Digital delay plus plate reverb
DDL+HALL
Digital delay plus hall reverb


Pitch FX

TW8DW wah on
Twin rverb amp with low octave and wah
TW_8DW Wah off
Same patch with wah off and pitch shift mix under footpedal control
MA816D
Matchless amp model with doubled pitch from 1 to 2 octaves down
BS WA HI
Octave down double plus wah wah
MA DS 4D
Matchless amp with DS distortion and 4th down pitch shift double

Rotary and vibrato

TW_ROT
Twin Reverb with rotary
TD VBP
Tweed Deluxe with Vibropan–like a crazed rotary speaker
MVVIB
Master Volume amp with vibrato–very cool and violin-ish
MA VIB
Matchless amp with vibrato
DI_ROT
Direct amp model with rotary speaker, clean and sweet organ sounds
CH_VIB
Distorted Champ amp with vibrato, very hard edged
CH_ROT
Champ amp with rotary speaker
BASVIB
Bassman amp with vibrato
BASROTS
Bassman amp with rotary speaker


Clean

TD TC
Tweed Deluxe with TC Electronics Chorus (RP350/355)
DI MCH
Direct amp model with multichorus
DI DET
Direct amp model with detune

8 Comments

  1. I really like the sound of the CHAMPC. I wonder if you made a recording using a vintage Tweed Champ and the RP version that a person could easily distinguish and ultimately consider the vintage champ superior? I would think in a blind test the results would be mixed. If you recorded both in a live band situation with other instruments I would think the difference would be practically indistinguishable. Unless the feedback from the vintage amp gave it away. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Interesting question. The fact is that no two “real” amps sound exactly alike, meaning that you could put two vintage champs up alongside each other and the tones would be different to some extent. (And yes, real amps feed back more than modeled amps, at least when I do the modeling.) Given that it’s practically impossible to make one amp sound exactly like another, I generally do NOT try to duplicate a given amp’s sound when I design patches–I just try to make them sound good, period.

    And yeah, the CHAMPC patch sounds good. My fave is CHAMPB. Those Bassman cabinet model sounds work (almost) every time.

  3. I didn’t mean to imply they would sound exactly alike, I meant to say that it would be difficult to tell which was the vintage amp, which was the RP, and which sounded better.

  4. Again everything is ok, effects are good. Only big con is responce of virtual amps to attack and dynamics. The same as my Line6 POD HD, unfortunately. So steel keep my tube amp.

  5. Yo Boris,

    If it sounds good, it is good. This stuff sounds good. The fact that it isn’t exactly the same as a particular tube amp isn’t an issue for me. What’s important is that every time I play out, people rave about the sound. That’s the effect I’m always looking for.

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