Boss MD-500 Modulation

$449.00

Powered by advanced BOSS technology, the ultra-versatile MD-500 delivers nearly any type of modulation effect a musician could want, and then some.

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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, 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.

  • 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

A/B Simul mode further extends the MD-500’s versatility by letting you run two patches at once. A selectable series or parallel connection enables all sorts of tone-shaping possibilities, and you can even send each effect to its own separate output if you like. The MD-500 also features an external loop that lets you insert gain and drive pedals and set the ideal effect order on a per-patch basis. For example, you can place a phaser or classic vibe before a drive pedal in one patch, and a chorus or flanger after the drive in the next. And when you’re in A/B Simul mode, it’s even possible to position the loop between two different mod effects.

MD-500 MODES AND ALGORITHMS

  • Chorus—Four types: Prime, CE-1 Chorus, CE-1 Vibrato, and TRI-CHO.
  • Flanger—Two types: Prime G (for guitar) and Prime B (for bass).
  • Phaser— Three types: Prime G (for guitar), Prime B (for bass), and Script.
  • Classic Vibe—Two types: Chorus (mixed output) and Vibrato (effect-only output).
  • Vibrato—Two types: Prime and Scanner (tonewheel organ-style vibrato).
  • Tremolo—Four types: Prime T and Prime P, plus Twin and Deluxe amp-style tremolo.
  • Dimension—Models the legendary Roland SDD-320 Dimension D rack unit; includes the original four sound modes and an all-new fifth mode, plus a user setting for saving any combination of modes.
  • Ring Mod—Classic ring modulation effects, plus Intelligent mode for enhanced clarity when playing scales.
  • Rotary—Vintage rotating speaker effect with slow and fast speeds.
  • Filter—Auto wah and touch wah (with independent types optimized for guitar and bass), plus pattern filter type.
  • Slicer—Original BOSS effect derived from the popular SL-20 Slicer, with programmable options not available in the SL-20 pedal.
  • Overtone—Original BOSS effect based on the MO-2 Multi Overtone pedal; uses MDP tech to alter the input signal’s pitch and harmonic characteristics, allowing you to create unique new sound textures.

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via Australia Post; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts where no one is present, your order will be taken to your allocated Australia Post location for pickup. A card will be left with instructions of where and when you can collect your order.