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BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal DD500 4957054507275 BOSS

BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

RRP: £369.00


BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

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The new BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay is the most powerful and versatile stompbox delay ever created. Pop in to our Glasgow shop for a demo or buy online for fast delivery across the UK and beyond. With a hot new product from BOSS such as this, pre-ordering is advised to make sure you get one of the first to arrive in the UK. Just launched at the 2015 summer NAMM show in Nashville the BOSS DD500 is due to land in the UK later this summer.

BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

This incredible sound-creation toolbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes with exceptional audio quality, plus deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI, and much more. From basic echo to dead-on emulations of classic delays to incredibly lush spatial textures that take your breath away, the DD-500 will launch your music places you never thought possible.

BOSS DD-500, Twelve Versatile Delay Modes and Deep Editing Options

With the BOSS DD-500’s 12 delay modes, you can create any delay sound you can imagine, and then some. Everything you need is here, from warm, gritty vintage delays and tape echo to complex modern delay lines that employ pitch shifting, filtering, and other unique processing. With the hands-on knobs, it’s easy to shape essential parameters and create great sounds immediately. Each delay type also includes a semi-parametric four-band EQ, modulation, ducking, and many other parameters, allowing you to dive deep and refine tones with maximum precision.

Unparalleled Sound Quality

In the BOSS DD-500, every delay mode has been carefully crafted for a unique sonic personality and highly musical tones at every setting, realized by high-powered DSP running at 32-bit/96 kHz. And while the DD-500’s delay effects are high-end digital, your straight guitar tone remains 100-percent analog at all times, with your choice of buffered or true-bypass operation. In addition to strengthening the analog dry signal, buffered bypass has the added benefit of enabling carryover, so delay trails are not cut off unnaturally when the effect is switched off.

Advanced Features for Stage and Studio Use

In the world of sophisticated delay stomps, the BOSS DD500 stands alone in practical usability. The large, integrated LCD fully supports the pedal’s immense capabilities, giving you clear visibility of delay time, patch ID, and more on one screen, plus sane navigation for detailed parameter tweaks, naming, and system management. And via USB, it’s simple to connect to your computer for patch backup and MIDI control with your favorite DAW. 

Intensive Real-Time Control

With its freely assignable controls, the BOSS DD500 delivers unmatched creative expression and performance flexibility. By default, the A, B, and TAP/CTL switches offer intuitive control for two patches, bypass, bank selection, tap tempo, and more. However, they can be customized to operate in alternate ways, such as providing top-level access to three different delay patches, or allowing you to use two patches at once for layered delay sounds. Instead of tap tempo, you’re able to assign the TAP/CTL switch to various real-time functions like Warp or Twist for a wide range of expressive effects. Even more parameters can be manipulated via an optional expression pedal or external switches, and MIDI I/O opens up many additional control options with advanced setups.

DD-500 Delay Modes

  • Standard - Clear digital delay.
  • Analog - Emulates classic analog “BBD” delays like the BOSS DM series.
  • Tape - Emulates the warm sound of tape-based delay units, including the Maestro Echoplex and legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo.
  • Vintage Digital - Emulations of early digital delays from the 1980s, including Roland’s famous SDE-2000 and SDE-3000 rack units and the BOSS DD-2, the original stompbox digital delay.
  • Dual - Two different delay lines that can be connected in series or parallel.
  • Pattern - Sixteen different delay lines that can be set independently for all types of unique rhythmic effects.
  • Reverse - Backwards delay for cool psychedelic effects and other unique tones.
  • SFX - “Special effects” delay with a highly unique sound character.
  • Shimmer - Pitch-shifted delays for lush, heavenly textures.
  • Filter - Delay with a sweeping filter.
  • Slow Attack - Ethereal delays that fade in with playing dynamics.
  • Tera Echo - Spacious, animated ambience effect derived from the innovative BOSS TE-2 pedal.

BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

DD-500 Assignable Control Functions

The following functions can be assigned to the DD-500’s onboard TAP/CTL switch and/or optional external footswitches. These assignments are stored as part of a patch.

  • Tap - Set the delay in time with a song’s tempo.
  • Hold - The delay’s feedback is held continuously while the switch is pressed. 
  • Warp - Increases the delay’s feedback and level simultaneously for powerful expressive effects.
  • Twist - Adjusts multiple delay parameters with a single press, creating wild sounds similar to twisting the panel knobs in real time.
  • Moment - Outputs the delay sound only when you hold down the switch.
  • Roll 1/2 - Cuts the delay time to 1/2 of the current setting when you hold down the switch.
  • Roll 1/4 - Cuts the delay time to 1/4 of the current setting when you hold down the switch.
  • Roll 1/8 - Cuts the delay time to 1/8 of the current setting when you hold down the switch.
  • Fade In - Fades in the delay sound.
  • Fade Out - Fades out the delay sound.
  • Assign 1-8 - Allows you to assign and control up to eight different delay parameters at once.

BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

Product Details

  • Studio-level stereo sound with 32-bit/96 kHz processing throughout:
  • 12 versatile delay modes from vintage to modern deliver unlimited creative possibilities:
  • Unrivaled real-time expression with customizable control settings for onboard and external switches:
  • Graphic LCD for easy, intuitive operation while performing and editing :
  • Onboard patch memories and hands-on controls:
  • Equipped with a built-in Phrase Looper, MIDI, USB, and more  :
  • Selectable buffered or true-bypass operation:
  • Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter:


  • Sampling Frequency 96 kHz    
  • AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits    
  • Processing: 32-bit floating point    
  • Maximum delay time: 10 sec.(depends on delay mode)    
  • Phrase loop: 60 sec. (96 kHz/MONO, 48 kHz/STEREO), 120 sec. (48 kHz/MONO), Delay can be applied.    
  • Patches: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])    
  • Pedals: Foot switch x 3 [A][B][TAP/CTL]    
  • Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 62 dots, backlit LCD) x 1    
  • 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)    
  • Connectors: INPUT A/MONO, B jacks 1/4-inch phone type, 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 USB-MIDI, MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors, DC IN jack    
  • Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor    
  • Current Draw: 200 mA    
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline Approx. 7 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 series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-5L, Dual Footswitch BOSS FS-6, FS-7, Expression Pedal: BOSS FV-500H, FV-500L, 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(excluding AC Adaptor): 1.0 g, 2 lbs 4 oz.