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Warning - For Your Protection:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation opening. Install in accordance with the manufacturers. 8. This appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance. 9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized our grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades a third ground prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for you safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12. Unplug this apparatus during lighting storms or when unused for longs periods of time. 13.To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, the user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel. 14. For units equipped with an externally accessible fuse receptacle, replace fuse with same type and rating only.
These symbols are internationally accepted symbols that warn of potential hazards with electrical products. The lightning flash means that there are dangerous voltages present within the unit. The exclamation point indicates that it is necessary for the user to refer to the owners manual. These symbols warn that there are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do no open the unit, Do not attempt to service the unit yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Opening the chassis for any reason will void the manufacturers warranty. Do no get th unit wet. If liquid is spilled on the unit, shut it off immediately and take it to a dealer for service. Disconnect the unit during storms to prevent damage.
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Operation is subject to the following conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Use only shielded interconnecting cables. Operation of this unit within significant electromagnetic fields should be avoided.
Manufacturers Name: Manufacturers Address: declares that the product: Product name: Product option: RP200 A all (requires Class II power adapter that conforms to the requirements of EN60065, EN60742, or equivalent.) DigiTech 8760 S. Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
conforms to the following Product Specifications: Safety: EMC: Supplementary Information: The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC. Vice-President of Engineering 8760 S. Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070, USA Date: February 21, 2003 European Contact: Your local DigiTech Sales and Service Office or Harman Music Group 8760 South Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070 USA Ph: (801) 566-8800 Fax: (801) 568-7583 IEC 60065 (1998) EN 55013 (1990) EN 55020 (1991)


We at DigiTech are very proud of our products and back-up each one we sell with the following warranty: 1.The warranty registration card must be mailed within ten days after purchase date to validate this warranty. 2. Digitech warrants this product, when used solely within the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. 3. Digitech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to Digitech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION, where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of one year. A Return Authorization number may be obtained from Digitech by telephone.The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in any circuit or assembly. 4. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the burden of the consumer. 5. Digitech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this product without incurring any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured. 6.The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product's main assembly is opened and tampered with by anyone other than a certified Digitech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages outside of the range suggested by the manufacturer. 7.The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and Digitech neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall Digitech or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control. NOTE:The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification. Some information contained in this manual may also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the product or operating system since this version of the manual was completed.The information contained in this version of the owner's manual supersedes all previous versions.

Table of Contents

Safety Information...I Declaration of Conformity..II Warranty...III Table of Contents...IV Amp Modeling..17 EQ....18 Cabinet/Gate...18 Effects...20 Chorus...20 Flange...20 Phaser...21 Tremolo...21 Panner...21 Vibrato...22 Rotary...22 Ya Ya...22 Auto Ya...23 SynthTalk...23 Envelope...23 Detune..24 Pitch Shift...24 Whammy...24 Delay...25 Reverb...26
Section One - Introduction
Getting Acquainted...1 Included Items..1 A Guided Tour..2 Front Panel...2 Rear Panel...5 Getting Started...6 Making Connections...6 Mono Operation..6 Stereo Operation...7 Applying Power...8 About the RP200..9 The Presets...9 Performance Mode...9 Bypass Mode..9 Tuner Mode..10
Section Two - Editing Functions
Section Four - Other Functions
Drum Machine...27 Jam-A-Long...27 Expression Pedal...27 Factory Reset...29 Expression Pedal Calibration..30
Editing/Creating Presets..11 The Matrix...12 Storing/Copying/Naming a Preset..13
Section Three - Effects and Parameters
About the Effects...15 Effect Definitions..15 Pickup/Wah..16 Compressor...16

Section Five - Appendix

Specifications..31 Preset Lists...32

Section-1 Introduction

Getting Acquainted
Congratulations on your purchase of the RP200 Artist.You now have the flexibility, and power to produce sonic creations never before thought possible. Although the RP200 Artist is so user friendly you may not even need to read this manual, we recommend that you become better acquainted with us, and what we have to offer by going through this Users Guide with your RP200 Artist in front of you. It is your key to unlocking the potential within the RP200 Artist.

Included Items

Before you get started, please make sure that the following items have been included: RP200 Artist PS0913B Power Supply Warranty Card The utmost care was taken while your RP200 Artist was being manufactured. Everything should be included and in perfect working order. If anything is missing, contact the factory at once. Please help us become acquainted with you and your needs by completing your warranty card. It is your safeguard should a problem arise with your RP200 Artist.
A Guided Tour of the RP200 Artist The Front Panel
1. Footswitches - These 2 Footswitches are used to select Presets, access the Tuner, or bypass the RP200 Artist.The Footswitch on the right will increase, and the Footswitch on the left will decrease the selected Preset. Pressing both Footswitches together will bypass the currently selected Preset. Pressing and holding both Footswitches will access the Tuner. 2. Parameter Knobs - The Parameter knobs perform various functions depending on which mode is currently active in the RP200 Artist. In performance mode, these knobs control the Amp Type, Gain, and Master Level. In Edit mode, these knobs adjust the Parameter values listed directly above each knob for the selected effect.When the Drum machine is enabled, these knobs control the Pattern,Tempo, and Level. In Tuner mode, these knobs are used to select the desired tuning reference. 3. Select Button - This button is used to enter the Edit mode, and to select individual effects to be edited. Successive presses of this button will advance through all available Effects. 4. Drums - The Drums button is used to turn on and off the drum machine.When the Drums button is turned on, the Drums LED lights and the selected drum pattern plays continuously. The Parameter knobs control the pattern, tempo, and level of the drum machine at this time. 5. Matrix - The matrix provides information regarding the current Preset, and Parameter edit functions. In performance mode, the LEDs running down the left side of the Matrix will provide a visual indication of which effects are in use for the currently selected Preset. In Edit mode, the LEDs indicate the Effect currently selected for editing. In Tuner mode, the LEDs indicate whether the note played is sharp, flat, or in tune.

6. Display - The Display provides information for different functions depending on the mode that has been selected. In Performance mode, the Display will show the currently selected Preset name and number. In Edit mode, the Display will show the name and value of the parameter being adjusted. In Tuner mode, the Display will show the note played. 7. Store - The Store button is used to save your custom edits to the user Presets. 8. Expression Pedal - The Expression Pedal adjusts RP200 Artists Volume or the assigned Effect Parameter in real time. Almost every Parameter is available for Expression Pedal control.

Rear Panel

1. Input - Connect your instrument to this jack. 2. Jam-A-Long - Connect the stereo output of a tape or CD player to this 1/8 stereo TRS jack for rehearsing with your favorite pre-recorded material. 3. Output - This is a stereo TRS jack. Connect from this jack to the input of a single amplifier for mono applications, or use a TRS stereo Y cord to connect to the inputs of 2 amplifiers for stereo applications. 4. Headphones - Connect a pair of stereo headphones to this 1/8 jack. 5. Power Input - Connect only the DigiTech PS0913B power supply to this jack.
Getting Started Making Connections
There are several different connection options available with the RP200 Artist. Before connecting the RP200 Artist, make sure that the power to your amplifier and the RP200 Artist is turned off. There is no power switch on the RP200 Artist.To turn the RP200 Artist on or off, simply connect or disconnect the included PS0913B power supply from the Power Jack to an AC outlet. Mono Operation Connect your guitar to the Input of the RP200 Artist. Connect a single mono instrument cable from the Stereo Output of the RP200 Artist to the instrument input or effect return on your amplifier, or to the line input of a power amp.
Stereo Operation For stereo operation connect the guitar to the Input of the RP200 Artist. Connect a TRS stereo Y cord to the RP200 Artists Output. Connect one end of the Y cord to the input of one amplifier, channel of a mixer, or power amp. Connect the second end of the Y cord to a second amplifier, second channel of a mixer, or power amp. If connecting to a mixing console, set the pan controls of the mixer hard left and right in order to retain stereo separation and be sure to engage the RP200 Artists Cabinet Emulator. See page 18 for more on selecting the Cabinet Emulator.
NOTE: When using a guitar amp, it may be best to connect the guitar to the input of the RP200 Artist and the Output of the RP200 Artist to the effect return of the amplifier.

Applying Power

Before applying power to anything, set your amp(s) to a clean tone and set the tone controls to a flat EQ response (on most amps, this would be 0 or 5 on the tone controls).Then follow the steps listed below. 1.Turn the amp volume all the way down. 2. Connect the plug of the PS0913B power supply to the power jack on the rear panel of the RP200 Artist. 3. Connect the other end of the PS0913B power supply to an AC outlet. Turn the RP200 Artists Master Level down to 0. 4.Turn the power of your amplifier(s) to the on position and adjust the volume(s)to a normal playing level. 5. Gradually increase the RP200 Artists Master Level to achieve the desired volume.

About the RP200 Artist

The Presets Presets are named and numbered locations of programmed sounds which reside in the RP200 Artist. Presets are recalled with the Footswitches. The active effects in each Preset will be indicated by the lighted LEDs in the Effect Matrix. The RP200 Artist comes with 40 User Presets (Presets 1-40), 40 Factory Artist Presets (Presets 41-80), and 40 DigiTech factory presets (81120). The User Presets are locations where your creations may be stored. The Factory Artist and Factory Presets will not allow you to store any changes to them. The 40 User Presets are exact duplicates of the 40 Factory Artist Presets. This allows you to create your own Presets without the worry of losing the sounds that came with the RP200 Artist. Performance Mode When you first apply power to the RP200 Artist, it will power up in Performance mode. Performance mode provides access to all of the Presets within the RP200 Artist via the Up and Down Footswitches.The Parameter 1 (left) knob will adjust the Amp Type, the Parameter 2 (middle) knob will select the Amp Gain (distortion), and the Parameter 3 (right) knob will adjust the Master Level (volume). Bypass Mode The RP200 Artist Presets can be bypassed for a clean, unprocessed guitar tone.To bypass the RP200 Artist, press both Footswitches simultaneously.The Display will read Bypass indicating the Preset is bypassed. Pressing either Footswitch will exit Bypass and return the RP200 Artist to the last Preset used.
Tuner Mode The Tuner in the RP200 Artist allows you to quickly tune or check the tuning on your guitar. Enter Tuner mode by pressing and holding both Footswitches simultaneously.The Display will briefly show TUNER indicating that you are in Tuner mode. To begin tuning, play a note on your guitar (a harmonic at the 12th fret usually works best).The Display shows the note being played. The Matrix LEDs indicate whether you are sharp or flat.The top 4 Red LEDs indicate the note is sharp and should be tuned down.The bottom 4 Red LEDs indicate the note is flat and should be tuned up.The center Green LED indicates the note is in tune. The output is muted in Tuner mode.The Expression Pedal will control the guitar volume while tuning. Exit tuner mode by pressing either Footswitch.
In Tuner mode, you can change your tuning reference.The default factory setting is A=440 Hz. (displayed as A=440). Rotating the Parameter 1 knob will select alternate dropped tunings. Alternate tunings are A = Ab , A = G, and A = Gb. The display window will briefly flash the current tuning reference.

Editing/Creating Presets

Creating your own signature sound with the RP200 Artist is easy and intuitive.The RP200 Artist lets you create your own Presets, or fine tune existing Presets to suit your needs. When creating or editing a sound, you must first start with one of the User or Factory Presets. It is not possible to start with a completely empty Preset.The Preset number does not necessarily need to be the location which you intend to have it reside, as you can save your creation to any User Preset location during the store process. To edit or create a Preset: 1. Use the Footswitches to select a Preset which will be your starting point. 2. Once you have found a Preset that you wish to edit, press the Select button once.This will take you into the Editing mode. 3. Use the Select button in conjunction with the Matrix to choose the effect you wish to edit. 4. Use the 3 Parameter Knobs to change parameter values to achieve the desired sound.

The Matrix

The Matrix is where all Effects and Parameters are selected for editing. In Edit mode, successive presses of the Select button will advance to the next Effect row.The LED will light indicating which Effect group has been selected. Each Effect group will have up to 3 Parameters which can be modified.The Knob under each column of Parameters is used to change the value for the corresponding Parameter of the selected Effect. As a Knob is rotated, the Parameter name and value or status will be shown in the Display.
When the stored value of a Parameter is changed, the Store LED will light indicating that you need to store the changes. Changing Presets, or turning the power off before storing any changes will erase any changes made and the RP200 Artist will revert to the stored values for the Preset.
Storing/Copying/Naming a Preset
Once the Preset has been modified to your liking, you may store your settings to any of the 40 User Preset locations (Presets 1-40). The following steps outline the procedure for storing changes to a Preset or copying a Preset to a different location: 1. Press the Store button once.The Store button LED will blink and the first character in the Display will Flash indicating that you can now name your custom creation. 2. Use the Parameter 1 Knob to select the alpha-numeric character and the Parameter 2 Knob to select the next character location
3. Once the desired name is shown in the display, press the Store button again to enter the second stage of the storing process. 4. Select the User Preset location your new sound will reside in using the up and down Footswitches.The display will alternate between showing the Preset name and user preset number about to be overwritten.
5. Press the Store button again to save the changes. The procedure for copying one Preset to another Preset location is the same. Use the Footswitches to select the Preset that you want to copy, then follow the steps 1-4 for storing a preset on the previous page. Press the Select button at any time to abort the Store procedure.

About the Effects

The RP200 Artist can be thought of as several different virtual amplifiers and individual, hi-tech stomp boxes in a single programmable package.With stomp boxes, the order in which they are connected can drastically affect the overall sound quality.The RP200 Artist has placed the Effects in an order for optimum sound quality.The following diagram shows the order of the effects contained in the RP200 Artist.

Effect Definitions

Each Effect within the RP200 Artist can be programmed to suit your personal tastes and application. Understanding how these Effects will alter the sound, and how each Parameter will alter the Effect will help you achieve the sound you are looking for.The following overview of the RP200 Artists Effects outlines what each Effect and Parameter does.


The Pickup Simulator provides the thick tone of a humbucker pickup to a guitar with single coil pickups, or the bright edgy sound of a single coil pickup to a guitar with a humbucker.This allows you to have the best of both worlds without having to change guitars during a performance. Wah is an effect controlled by an Expression Pedal making the guitar sound as if its saying Wah. Pickup Type - The Parameter 1 knob selects the Pick Up type which will be simulated.Values include: PCk Of (Turns the Pickup Simulator off), SC>HUM (Gives a single coil pick up the warm tone of a humbucker), and HUM>SC (Gives a humbucker the unique sound of a single coil). Wah Type - The Parameter 2 knob selects the Wah Type.Values include: WaH Of (Turns the Wah Effect off), CRY (Cry Wah is a traditional sounding Wah), BOUTIQ (Boutique Wah is a wide sweeping Wah with a more modern sound) and FULRNG (Full Range Wah sweeps the entire spectrum of audible frequencies). Wah Position - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the Wah Pedal Position. Ranges from 1 (toe up) to 99 (toe down).


A Compressor is used to increase sustain, tighten up guitars, and prevent the signal from clipping the input of other effects. It sets a maximum boundary for the strength of a signal. Comp Type - The Parameter 1 Adjusts the length of time it takes for the Compressor to respond to a signal exceeding the boundary. Values include: Cmp Of (Turns the Compressor off) to fast, meDIUM, and slOw.
Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the Amount of Compression (ratio and sustain) and ranges from 1 (slight compression) through 20 (maximum sustain). Gain - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the Output Gain from the Compressor. Ranges from 0 to 6.

Amp Modeling

Amp Modeling is a technology which applies the tone of several popular modern and vintage amps. Amp Modeling also includes an acoustic guitar simulation. Amp Type - The Parameter 1 knob selects the 12 types of Amp Models.
amp Of - Turns the modeling off BLKFAC - Based on a 65 Fender Twin Reverb BOUTIQ - Based on a Matchless DC30 RECTIF - Based on a Mesa Dual Rectifier HOTROD - Based on a Mesa Boogie Mark II C tweeD - Based on a 57 Fender Tweed Deluxe CLEAN1 - Based on a Vox AC30 top boost CLEAN2 - A clean tube combo setting STACK - Based on a 78 Marshall Master Volume CRUNCH - A nice crunchy combo HIGAIN - Based on a Marshall JCM900 FUZZ - A vintage fuzz distortion ACOUST - A flat top acoustic guitar
Marshall is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Vox is a registered trademark of Korg UK. Fender, Matchless, and Mesa Boogie, are trademarks of their respective companies and are in no way associated with DigiTech.
Amp Gain - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the Gain (distortion) for the selected Amp Model (not available for Acoustic).The Gain parameter ranges from 0 to 99. Amp Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the Level (volume) of the selected Amp Model. The Level parameter ranges from 0 to 99.
Equalization is an extremely useful tool used to further shape the tonal response of your guitar signal.The EQ in the RP200 Artist is similar to the tone knobs on an amplifier. All three EQ parameters range from -12dB to +12 dB. Bass - The Parameter 1 knob adjusts the amount of low end enhancement (Bass). MiD - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the amount of mid range enhancement. TReB - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the amount of high end enhancement (Treble).


The Cabinet Modeling simulates different types of miked speaker cabinets.You have your choice of 3 Cabinet Types and 4 Mic Placements in relationship to the speaker cabinet. A Noise Gate is designed to eliminate noise while you are not playing. Cabinet/Mic - The Parameter 1 knob selects the type of simulated Speaker cabinet and mic placement in relation to the speaker.
CAB OF - Cabinet Off DARK 1 - Dark 4x12 Mic DARK 2 - Dark 4x12 Mic DARK 3 - Dark 4x12 Mic DARK 4 - Dark 4x12 Mic BRIT BRIT BRIT BRIT 3 4


- Warm - Warm - Warm - Warm

4x12 4x12 4x12 4x12

Mic Mic Mic Mic
Bright Bright Bright Bright

2x12 2x12 2x12 2x12

Gate Type - The Parameter 2 knob selects between the Silencer Noise Gate, or the Auto Swell volume swell effect.Values include: Gat Of (Turns the Noise Gate off), silNCR (Selects the Silencer Noise Gate) and swEl1 through swEl9 (Selects the Auto Swell volume swell effect. These settings will automatically ramp up the volume from a 200 milliseconds volume fade in to a 2 second volume fade in). Gate Thresh - The Parameter 3 knob sets the signal strength (Threshold) required to open or close the Noise Gate.The Gate Threshold parameter ranges from 1 (opens easily) to 40 (requiring strong signals to open).


The Effects row in the RP200 Artist is a multi-function module, allowing you to select effects such as; Chorus, Flanger, Phaser,Tremolo, Panner,Vibrato, Rotary Speaker,YaYa, AutoYa, SynthTalk, Envelope Filter (auto wah), Detune, Pitch Shift, and Whammy effects. When the Effects row is selected, the Parameter 1 knob is used to choose the type of Effect or turn the Effect module off (eff Of). Only one of the effects in this row can be used at a time. After selecting the type of effect in this module, the Parameter 2 and Parameter 3 knobs can then be used to adjust the individual parameters associated with the selected effect.The following list describes each Effect and their Parameters in more detail: Chorus (CHORUS) A Chorus adds a short delay to your signal.The delayed signal is modulated in and out of tune and then mixed back with the original signal to create a thicker sound. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob simultaneously adjusts the rate (Speed) and intensity (Depth) of the modulation. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix level of the Effect. Ranges from 0 to 99. Flange (FLaNge) A Flanger uses the same principle as a Chorus but uses a shorter delay time and adds regeneration (or repeats) to the modulating delay.This results in an exaggerated up and down sweeping motion to the effect. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob simultaneously adjusts the rate (Speed) and intensity (Depth) of the Effect. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix level of the Effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Phaser (PHaseR) A phaser splits the incoming signal, and then changes the phasing of the signal.This signal is then taken in and out of phase and mixed back in with the original signal. As the phasing changes, different frequencies get canceled resulting in a warm sort of twisting sound. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob simultaneously adjusts the rate (Speed) and intensity (Depth) of the Effect. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix level of the Effect. Ranges from 0 to 99. Tremolo (TREMLO) A Tremolo effect modulates the volume of the signal at an even rate. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) at which the volume modulates. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the modulating volume. Ranges from 0 to 99. Panner (PANNER) An Auto Panner modulates the sound from left to right at an even rate. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) at which the signal pans from side to side. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the changing pan. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Vibrato (viBRTO) A Vibrato effect modulates the pitch of the incoming signal at an even rate. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) at which the pitch modulates. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the intensity (Depth) of the modulating pitch. Ranges from 0 to 99. Rotary Speaker (ROTARY) Rotary Speaker is an emulation of a device that included a spinning horn and woofer.The rotation of these two speakers produced an interesting combination of the sound panning from side to side, as well as a slight pitch change due to speed of the sound coming towards, and then going away from the listener. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) of the spinning speakers. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix level of the Effect. Ranges from 0 to 99. YaYa (yaya) The YaYa is another effect exclusive to DigiTech products. Like the AutoYa, it combines the characteristics of a wah and a flanger together providing a unique talk box type of effect, but is controlled by the Expression Pedal. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the intensity of the YaYa effect. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the throaty quality of the YaYa effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.

AutoYa (AUTOYA) An AutoYa combines the characteristics of a Wah and a Flanger together creating an almost human vowel characteristic as if the guitar were saying Yah. The AutoYa automatically provides this animation to the sound at an even rate. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the rate (Speed) of the sweep. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix level of the AutoYa. Ranges from 0 to 99. SynthTalk (syNtLK) SynthTalk is another effect exclusive to DigiTech. It makes your guitar seem to be speaking based upon the attack or how hard you strike the strings. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob selects one of the ten different synth voices. Ranges from vOx 1 to vOx 10. Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the sensitivity or the input signal required to trigger the SynthTalk effect. Ranges from 0 to 99. Envelope Filter (eNvlOp) The Envelope Filter is a dynamic Wah effect that alters your sound based upon how hard you play. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the sensitivity or the input signal required to trigger the Wah effect. Ranges from 1 to 99. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix of the Envelope effect. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Detune (DetUNe) A Detuner will make a copy of your incoming signal, take the copied signal slightly out of tune from the original, and mix the two signals together.The result is a doubling type of effect as if two guitars were playing the same part together. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the amount of pitch difference applied to the copied signal. Ranges from -12 to 12. Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix of the detuned note. Ranges from 0 to 99. Pitch Shift (PitCH) A Pitch Shifter copies the incoming signal, then shifts the pitch of the copy to a different note. The shifted note is then mixed back with the original signal sounding as if two guitars were playing different notes. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob selects the interval of the shifted pitch. Ranges from -12 (12 semitones below) to 24 (24 semitones above). Level - The Parameter 3 knob controls the mix level of the shifted pitch. Ranges from 0 to 99. Whammy (wHammy) Whammy is an effect that uses an Expression Pedal to bend the pitch of the incoming signal, or add a bendable harmony with the original signal. As the Pedal is moved, the note will bend either up or down.When Whammy is selected, it is automatically placed before the Amp Modeling as shown in the block diagram. Amount - The Parameter 2 knob selects the interval and direction of the pitch bend. Choices are as follow:
Whammy (no Dry Signal) 1OCTUP (1 octave above) 2OCTUP (2 octaves above) 2NDDWN (a second below) REV2ND (a second below reversed pedal action) 4THDWN (a fourth below) 1OCTDN (an octave below) 2OCTDN (2 octaves below) DIVBOM (Dive Bomb)

Harmony Bends (Dry Signal Added) M3>MA3 (a minor third to a Major third) 2NDMA3 (a second above to a Major third above) 3RD4TH (a third above to a fourth above) 4TH5TH (a fourth above to a fifth above) 5THOCT (a fifth above to an octave above) HOCTUP (one octave above) HOCTDN (one octave down)
Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the volume of the Whammy. Ranges from 0 to 99.
Delay is an effect that will record a portion of the incoming signal, and then play it back a short time later.The recording can repeat just once or several times. Type/Level - The Parameter 1 knob selects one of the 3 different types of Delay, as well as the volume level of the Delay.Values include: DLY OF (Turns the Delay Effect off), MONO 1 through MONO 9 (Digital Delays with increasing Level amounts), ANLG 1 through ANLG 9 (Analog Delays with increasing Level amounts), PONG 1 through PONG 9 (Ping Pong Delays with increasing Level amounts). Delay Time - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the amount of Delay time. Ranges from 1 through 99 (10 through 990 ms in 10 ms increments), and 1.0 through 2.0 (1 seconds through 2 seconds in 100 ms increments). Delay Feedback - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the number of repeats. Ranges from 0 to 99 and R-HOLD (infinite repeat).


Using reverb in recorded program material gives the listener a sense that the material is being performed in an actual room or hall. It is this similarity to actual acoustic spaces that makes reverberation a useful tool in recorded music. Reverb Type - The Parameter 1 knob selects the Type of Reverb or acoustic space.
REV OF = Reverb Off STUDIO = Studio ROOM = Wood Room CLUB = Club PLATE = Plate HALL = Hall AMPTHE = Amphitheater CHURCH = Church GARAGE = Parking Garage ARENA = Arena SPRING = Spring
Decay - The Parameter 2 knob adjusts the length of time the Reverb is audible. Ranges from 1 to 99. Reverb Level - The Parameter 3 knob adjusts the volume of the Reverb. Ranges from 0 to 99.

Drum Machine

The RP200 Artist includes several sampled drum patterns which are useful for developing a good sense of timing. Pressing the Drums button will enable the drum machine and start playback of the selected drum pattern (except when in Store or Bypass mode). When Drums is active, the Parameter 1 knob selects the drum Pattern, the Parameter 2 knob adjusts the drum Tempo, and the Parameter 3 knob adjusts the Level of the drum pattern. Press the Drums button again to stop playback of the drum loop.


The Jam-A-Long feature allows you to connect a Tape or CD to the RP200 Artist, and Jam with your favorite artists.The signal from your tape or CD player is output through the left, right, and headphone outputs of the RP200 Artist. To use the Jam-A-Long feature, connect the headphone output of your tape or CD player to the Jam-A-Long Input on the rear panel of the RP200 Artist using an 1/8 stereo cable, and press play on your tape or CD player.

Expression Pedal Calibration
The Expression Pedal on the RP200 Artist needs to be recalibrated for use after a factory reset has been performed.This calibration procedure is automatically entered after a factory reset procedure. In the event the Pedals calibration fails, or if the Pedal does not function properly, it can be re-calibrated using the Pedal Calibration procedure.This will not erase the User Presets. The procedure for Calibrating the Expression Pedal is as follows: 1. Disconnect the PS0913B power supply from the power jack on the RP200 Artist. 2. Press and hold the Up Footswitch while re-connecting the power. 3. Continue to hold the Up Footswitch until the Display reads TOE DN. 4. Rock the Expression Pedal forward to the toe down position. 5. Press either Footswitch and the Display now shows TOE UP. 6. Rock the Expression Pedal back to the toe up position. 7. Press either Footswitch.The RP200 Artist will return to the last selected Preset and the Expression Pedal is now calibrated. Note: If the Display shows ERROR, an error has occurred and steps 4 through 7 should be repeated.


Input: 1/4 TS Jam-A-Long: 1 - 1/8 Stereo TRS Output: 1 - 1/4 Stereo TRS Headphone: 1/8 Stereo TRS A/D/A: 24 bit Delta Sigma Power Supply: 9 VAC, 1.3A (PS0913B) Power Consumption: 6.8 Watts Memory: 40 User Artist/40 Factory Artist/40 Factory Effects: Pickup Simulator,Wah, Compressor, Amp Modeling, Acoustic Guitar Simulator, 3 band EQ, Noise Gate, Cabinet Modeling, Mic Placement, Chorus, Flange, Phaser,Tremolo, Panner,Vibrato, Rotary Speaker, AutoYa,YaYa, SynthTalk, Enveloped Filter, Pitch Shift, Detune,Whammy, Delay, and Reverb. Drum Machine: 30 Patterns Simultaneous Effects: up to 11 Dimensions: 8.5 L x 10 W x 2.25 H Weight: 3 lbs.

Preset List

Number Artist Name James Fukai Dan Donegan Dan Donegan Jennifer Batten Jennifer Batten Mike Einziger Mike Einziger Clint Lowery Clint Lowery Clint Lowery Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Carlos Cavaso CJ Pierce CJ Pierce CJ Pierce Dominic Cifarelli Glen Drover Jody Payne Evil D Preset Name jfukai Dan 1 dan 2 lqdled dukpnd incubs incub2 7dust1 7dust2 7dust3 chadnb chadn2 cavaso cjtxfl cjtxtn cjtxml cifrli drover jody bloat Number Preset Name Preset Name Evil D Lush Joey Z Joeyz Joey Z whipit Metal Mike Chlasciak mtlmke Metal Mike Chlasciak warcry Metal Mike Chlasciak rip Michael Wilton crhled Michael Wilton chunk Marc Rizzo illriz Andy LaRocque rhythm Andy LaRocque solo Dave Murray clnsrm Dave Murray dabluz Dave Murray dm std Dave Murray pdldrv Paul Crook crkflg Paul Crook crkwhy Acey Slade acey Glenn Tipton tipton Glenn Tipton tiptn2


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