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Boss MD-500 Modulation Pedal

SKU MD-500
by Boss
Original price $549.99 - Original price $549.99
Original price $549.99
$549.99
$549.99 - $549.99
Current price $549.99
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Boss MD-500 Modulation
Monster Mod Machine

Powered by advanced BOSS technology, the ultra-versatile MD-500 delivers nearly any type of modulation effect a musician could want, and then some. Included are 28 different algorithms with intensive programming parameters, offering a nearly limitless sound palette to create with. And with class-defying 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate throughout, youll enjoy pristine sound quality that extends beyond the capabilities of the very best studio hardware.

Effects in the MD-500 include many new Prime types developed with cutting-edge BOSS tech, plus authentic sonic recreations of vintage classics like the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland Dimension D, 70s script phaser, 80s tri-chorus, and numerous others. With the ability to use two patches at once with A/B Simul mode, the MD-500 can likely cover all your mod needs with one convenient pedal. And by inserting drive pedals in the MD-500s flexible external loop, its easy to place mod effects before, after, or around the loop as needed for the very best sound.


Features
  • Studio-level sound with first-in-class 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
  • 12 modes and 28 modulation types, all with deep editing parameters
  • Classic mod effects and BOSS originals, newly enhanced with cutting-edge technology
  • A/B Simul mode for using two patches at once, with your choice of series/parallel connection and mixed or split A/B output
  • Insert Loop function allows you to use mod effects before, after, or around drive pedals
  • Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options
  • 297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
  • Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation
  • MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices
  • USB-MIDI for connecting to the MD-500 Editor/Librarian or a DAW
  • Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter

Specifications
Sampling Frequency
96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
32 bits
Processing
32-bit floating point
Modes
12 modes
CHORUS
FLANGER
PHASER
CLASSIC VIBE
VIBRATO
TREMOLO
DIMENSION
RING MOD
ROTARY
FILTER
SLICER
OVERTONE
Memory
198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])
Nominal Input Level
INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level
INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 20 k ohms or greater
Bypass
Buffered bypass or True bypass (with relays)
Controls
A switch, B switch, TAP/CTL switch
DOWN button, UP button, EXIT button, EDIT button
MODE knob, RATE/VALUE knob, DEPTH knob, E.LEVEL knob, PARAM 1 knob, PARAM 2 knob
Display
Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)
Connectors
INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
DC IN jack
Power Supply
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw
225 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA-S series
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
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