While I was in Idaho I spent some time working with my Digitech RP355, creating a series of patches in the Dark Blue series that began with the Dark Blue…

While I was in Idaho I spent some time working with my Digitech RP355, creating a series of patches in the Dark Blue series that began with the Dark Blue Champ. The new series includes a wider range of amp models, all programmed using the same ideas behind Dark Blue Champ. And it’s killer stuff. These sounds are big and bad. They have terrific tone, punch, and responsiveness. I’ve also managed to increase the volume on most patches.

I’ll post some samples soon. In the meantime, get ready for a big update before the end of this year, including a couple of new blues and mixed sets. I’m really loving the RP lately.

2 Comments

  1. I have your previous patch sets and really like them. Has really helped to drop overal RP level lower and run PA hotter–a lot less feedback. I’ve got the audix harmonica mic but picked an ASTATIC mic on sale and I’m wondering if you’ve got advice on if and how to work that in with either a splitter before the RP or an A/B pedal. Or not worry about it at all and just tweak the RP.

  2. A splitter or A/B pedal would work fine, and I’ve done a little experimenting along those lines. I have a pair of Radial Tonebone A/B/Y pedals, and it works very well for cutting back and forth between mics. Less expensive pedals are available too–make sure to check user reviews online so you can be sure the one you choose won’t introduce noise or thin your signal.

    Another solution is to buy an inexpensive mixer–Some behringer mixers are less expensive than an A/B pedal. However, that may be more work to setup and manageon stage.

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