Boss MD-500 Modulation Effects Pedal

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$ 399.99

Boss MD-500 Modulation Effects Pedal

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, you’ll 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-500’s flexible external loop, it’s easy to place mod effects before, after, or around the loop as needed for the very best sound.

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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 on board 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
Specs

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 4Options (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

SIZE AND WEIGHT

  • Width:  170 mm/6-3/4 inches
  • Depth:  138 mm/5-7/16 inches
  • Height:  62 mm/2-1/2 inches
  • Weight (including battery):  1.0 kg/2 lbs 4 oz

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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SKU: MD-500
Vendor: Boss
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