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 250/255/350/355/500, in case you’re wondering, with a few exceptions for FX and amp models that aren’t available on the 250/255/350.
You can download a complete V16 patch set listing for your RP device here.
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. When you want to buy the patches that make Digitech RPs make these sounds, check out our store.
And now for the samples… wait! One more thing! I performed these phrases with the Audix Fireball mic. The Fireball is a strong mic that’s more well-mannered than they typical blues rig; bullet-type mics distort the tone a lot more than the Fireball does. If you want to get a quick lesson in what different mics sound like with the RP, click here.
Amped Blues and Rock
Champ amp with bassman cab
Champ amp with champ cab
Champ amp with deluxe cab
Tough slide guitar sound
Twin Reverb with slapback delay
Matchless amp with pitch doubled a perfect 4th down
Delays and Reverbs
Room reverb, close and intimate
Hall reverb, bigger and farther away
Digital Delay plus room
Digital delay plus plate reverb
Digital delay plus hall reverb
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
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
Twin Reverb with rotary
Tweed Deluxe with Vibropan–like a crazed rotary speaker
Master Volume amp with vibrato–very cool and violin-ish
Matchless amp with vibrato
Direct amp model with rotary speaker, clean and sweet organ sounds
Distorted Champ amp with vibrato, very hard edged
Champ amp with rotary speaker
Bassman amp with vibrato
Bassman amp with rotary speaker
Tweed Deluxe with TC Electronics Chorus (RP350/355)
Direct amp model with multichorus
Direct amp model with detune