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MD-500

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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-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.

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 (to be available in early July 2017)

  • 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

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 TSR 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

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Dimensions (W x D x H): 170 x 138 x 62 mm (6-3/4 x 5-7/16 x
2-1/2 inches)
Weight (including battery): 1.0 kg (2 lbs 4 oz)

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Closest StoreChilliwack, British Columbia
Total inspiration station. So many good sounds. Only failing is a less than comprehensive manual.
Posted by Sam on Jun 11, 2018
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Boss MD-500 Modulation Pedal [Product Demonstration]
Description: Peter Lafferty from Boss Canada demonstrates the Boss MD-500 Modulation pedal.