I’ve written previously about pedalboard mode on the RP355, and it’s certainly a nice feature. But it takes some fancy footwork to get in and out of it. Pedalboard mode on the RP500 is much, much better.
On the 355, once you enter pedalboard mode–where you have dedicated footswitches for FX, delay, and reverb on/off–you can’t change patches until you exit pedalboard mode. That’s cool if you only want more realtime control over one patch, not so cool if (like me) you like to change patches frequently within a song.
In the RP500’s pedalboard mode, you get both. You have five dedicated footswitches (compression, distortion, FX, delay, and reverb), which give you on/off control over those very important aspects of a patch’s sound. And at the very same time, the dedicated up/down footswitches let you change patches, too.
Is that not to die for? Realtime control over five big aspects of the sound, and patch changing too. I’m in love. If you want to find out about our Huntersounds patch sets for Digitech RP–a bunch of great sounds for your RP that makes all this control even more satisfying–click here.