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Tube Preamp/Effects Processor & Controller

User’s Guide

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C A U T I O N

RIS K O F ELECTRI C SHOCK

D O NO T OPEN

ATTENTION: RISQU E D E CHO C ELECTRIQU E - N E PA S OUVRIR

WARNING: T O REDUC E TH E RIS K O F FIR E O R ELECTRIC SHOC K D O NO T EXPOS E THI S EQUIPMEN T T O RAI N O R MOISTURE

The symbols shown above are internationally accepted symbols that warn of potential hazards with electrical products.The lightning flash with arrowpoint in an equilateral triangle means that there are dangerous voltages present within the unit.The exclamation point in an equilateral triangle indicates that it is necessary for the user to refer to the owner’s manual.

These symbols warn that there are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not 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 manufacturer’s warranty. Do not get the 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.

WARNING

FOR YOUR PROTECTION, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

WATER AND MOISTURE: Appliance should not be used near water (e.g. near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc). Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.

POWER SOURCES: The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.

POWER CORD PROTECTION: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

SERVICING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric 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.

FOR UNITS EQUIPPED WITH EXTERNALLY ACCESSIBLE FUSE RECEPTACLE: Replace fuse with same type and rating only.

U.K. MAINS PLUG WARNING

A moulded mains plug that has been cut off from the cord is unsafe. Discard the mains plug at a suitable disposal facility. NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

SHOULD YOU INSERT A DAMAGED OR CUT MAINS PLUG INTO A 13 AMP POWER SOCKET. Do not use the mains plug without the fuse cover in place. Replacement fuse covers can be obtained from your local retailer. Replacement fuses are 13 amps and MUST be ASTA approved to BS1362.

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

This unit conforms to the Product Specifications noted on the Declaration of Conformity. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

this device may not cause harmful interference, and

this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Operation of this unit within significant electromagnetic fields should be avoided.

use only shielded interconnecting cables.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

NOTICE FOR CUSTOMERS IF YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POWER CORD.

WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.

The cores in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

GREEN and YELLOW - Earth

BLUE - Neutral

BROWN - Live

As colours of the cores in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

The core which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug marked with the letter E, or with the earth symbol, or coloured green, or green and yellow.

The core which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal marked N or coloured black.

The core which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked L or coloured red.

This equipment may require the use of a different line cord, attachment plug, or both, depending on the available power source at installation. If the attachment plug needs to be changed, refer servicing to qualified service personnel who should refer to the table below. The green/yellow wire shall be connected directly to the unit's chassis.

CONDUCTOR

WIRE COLOR

 

 

 

 

L

Line

Brown

Black

N

Neutral

Blue

White

 

Earth Grnd.

Green/Yel.

Green

 

 

 

 

WARNING: If the ground is defeated, certain fault conditions in the unit or in the system to which it is connected can result in full line voltage between chassis and earth ground. Severe injury or death can then result if the chassis and earth ground are touched simultaneously.

LITHIUM BATTERY WARNING

CAUTION!

This product may contain a lithium battery.There is danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with an Eveready CR 2032 or equivalent. Make sure the battery is installed with the correct polarity. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions.

ADVARSEL!

Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosjonsfare.Ved utskifting benyttes kun batteri som anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukt batteri returneres apparatleverandøren.

ADVARSEL!

Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri av samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.

VAROITUS!

Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu.Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.

VARNING!

Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte.Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.

RP-7Valve

 

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Manufacturer’s Name:

Digitech Electronics

Manufacturer’s Address:

8760 S. Sandy Parkway

 

Sandy, Utah 84070, USA

declares that the product:

 

Product Name:

RP-7Valve

Product Options:

All

conforms to the following Product Specifications:

Safety:

EN 60065 (1993)

 

IEC 65 (1985) with Amendments 1, 2 & 3

EMC:

EN 55013 (1990)

 

EN 55020 (1991)

Supplementary Information:

The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and EMC

Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.

Digitech

President of Digitech

8760 S. Sandy Parkway

Sandy, Utah 84070, USA

Tel: 801.566.8800

Fax: 801.566.7005

Effective October 15, 1997

European Contact: Your Local Digitech Sales and Service Office or

International Sales Office

3 Overlook Drive #4

Amherst, New Hampshire 03031, USA

Tel: 603.672.4244

Fax: 603.672.4246

 

 

 

User Guide

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RP-7Valve

Quick Start

For those of you who prefer to burn now and read later, we've included this Quick Start section to get you up and running.

Connect Cables:

Connect guitar into the Input jack (located on the rear of theRP-7Valve). Now run from the Output of theRP-7Valve to the Input of the either the Guitar Amp, Power Amp or Mixing board.

Apply Power:

Note: When applying power to theRP-7Valve, it is recommended that the<Output> knob be turned down prior to powering up the unit.

Adjust Output:

Now adjust the <Output > level knob on the rear panel of theRP-7Valve to the desired output level.

Adjust Presence:

The <Presence> knob will act as a quick EQ. Use this knob tofine-tuneyour tone by turning clockwise (Brighter tone) orcounter-clockwise(Darker tone).

Select Preset:

Begin playing your guitar, and choose any preset by either pressing the <Program UP> or the<Program Down> buttons or by pressing the bank<Up> and bank<Down> footswitches.

Jam-AlongandLearn-A-Lick:

The RP-7Valve will let you run a CD or Cassette tape signal into the signal of theRP-7Valve so that you can play along with the music and even use theLearn-A-Lickfunction for recording and playing back selected pieces of music. This can be done by simply running the CD or Cassette headphone output into theJam-Alongjack (located on the rear of theRP-7Valve).

 

 

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RP-7Valve

Table of Contents

 

Safety Information

 

Declaration of Conformity................................................................

i

Quick Start........................................................................................

ii

Table of Contents ............................................................................

iii

Section 1 - Introduction

 

Congratulations ................................................................................

1

Included Items..................................................................................

1

Product Features ..............................................................................

1

Warranty ..........................................................................................

2

A Quick Tour of the RP-7 Valve....................................................

3

The Front Panel............................................................................

3

The Rear Panel..............................................................................

5

Section 2 - Setting Up

 

Making Connections ......................................................................

6

RP-7Valve into Combo Amplifiers ..............................................

6

RP-7Valve direct into a Mixer ......................................................

7

Section 3 - Basic Operations

 

About the RP-7 Valve’s Modes ......................................................

8

Program Mode..............................................................................

8

Bank Mode ..................................................................................

8

Edit Mode ....................................................................................

8

Store Mode ..................................................................................

8

Bypass Mode ................................................................................

9

Tuner Mode..................................................................................

9

Learn-A-LickMode........................................................................

9

Section 4 - Effects and Parameters

 

About the Parameter Matrix ............................................................

10

Compressor ......................................................................................

10

Expression Pedal ..............................................................................

10

Preamp..............................................................................................

11

Noise Gate ........................................................................................

12

Equalization......................................................................................

12

Wah Wah ..........................................................................................

13

Mod/Pitch..........................................................................................

13

Chorus ..............................................................................................

14

Flanger..............................................................................................

14

Phaser ..............................................................................................

15

Tremolo ............................................................................................

15

Panner ..............................................................................................

16

Pitch Shifter ......................................................................................

16

Pitch Bending (Whammy) ................................................................

16

Harmony ..........................................................................................

17

Dual Delay ........................................................................................

18

Reverb ..............................................................................................

19

Speaker Cabinet Emulator ..............................................................

20

Master Volume..................................................................................

20

Section 5 - Appendix

 

Resetting and Re-CalibratingtheRP-7Valve ..................................

21

Harmony Interval Charts..............................................................

21

Specifications................................................................................

22

Preset List ....................................................................................

23

 

 

 

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RP-7Valve

Section -1Introduction

Section-1Introduction

Congratulations...

... you are now the proud owner of a Digitech RP-7Valve Guitar Preamp/Processor. TheRP-7Valve offers you 4 Tube and 4 Solid State preamp voicings along with a full palette of studio quality digital effects that can accommodate any style of music. TheRP-7Valve also features theJam-Alongjack for CD insert and theLearn-A-Lickmode that allows you to sample the incoming music then replay it at 1/2 speed, making theRP-7Valve a priceless tool.

This owner's manual is your key to understanding the powerful world of the RP-7Valve. Read it carefully. After you've had time to familiarize yourself with the unit, try experimenting with unusual effect combinations. You are certain to achieve sounds never thought possible before. Good luck, and thank you for choosing Digitech.

Your RP-7Valve was carefully assembled and packaged at the factory. Before you proceed any further, make sure the following items are included:

(1) Owner’s Manual

(1) Digitech RP-7Valve Guitar Preamp/Processor

(1)Power Supply

(1) Digitech warranty card

Please save all packing materials. They were designed to protect the unit from damage during shipping. In the unlikely event that the unit requires service, use only the factory supplied carton to return the unit.

RP-7Valve Features:

Tube and Solid State Distortions

Built-inExpression Pedal

Tube Preamp (12AX7)

Full bandwidth effects (20-20kHz)

24-bitsignal path,48-bitinternal data path

S-DISCII ® Processing

Harmony Effects

Jam-AlongJack

Learn-A-LickFunction

Programmable Speaker Cabinet Emulator

Chromatic tuner

Compact floor design chassis

 

 

 

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We at Digitech are very proud of our products andback-upeach one we sell with the followingwarranty:

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-purchaseis 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.

Digitech™, S-DISCII™,Whammy™, and Silencer II™ are registered trademarks of the Harman Music Group Incorporated.

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.

 

 

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Section -1Introduction

A Quick Tour of the RP-7Valve

The Front Panel

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4

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VALUE

PARAMETER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIP

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8888

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

Store

Edit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANK

 

PGM #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN TUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPRESSOR

PREAMP

EQUALIZER

GATE/SWELL

WAH

 

MOD/PITCH

DUAL DELAY

REVERB

SPEAKER CAB

 

 

 

 

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

On/Bypass

 

 

 

 

Amount

Type

Low Gain

Threshold

Type

 

Type

 

Type

 

Type

Type

 

 

 

 

 

EXP PEDAL

Gain

Mid Freq

Attack Time

Position (EP1)

Level

(EP4)

Level

(EP8)

Level (EP10)

 

 

 

 

 

Link (EP #)

On Level

Mid Gain

 

Speed

(EP2)

Amount

(EP5)

Time 1

 

Decay

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

Max Value

Bypass Level

High Freq

 

Depth

(EP3)

Key

(EP6)

Time 2

 

 

Pre/Post

 

 

 

 

Min Value

 

High Gain

 

Dly/Regen

Whammy (EP7)

Fback

(EP9)

 

Level

(EP11)

 

 

 

 

1)Pedalboard - TheRP-7Valve’s pedalboard consists of six footswitches. The two Mode footswitches to the right of the Parameter Matrix allow you to change from Program mode to Bank mode by pressing the<UP> &<DOWN> footswitches simultaneously. When changing modes, the appropriate LED will light to indicate whether you are in Program mode or Bank Mode. In Program Mode, the<UP> and<DOWN> footswitches allow you to move through Programs, while the four main switches, labeled<1 - 4>, act as toggle On/Off switches for Distortion, Modulation, Delay, and Reverb. In Bank mode, the<UP> and<DOWN> footswitches allow you to move through Banks, while the<1-4> footswitches are used to select Programs. If footswitches 1 and 2 are pressed simultaneously, Tuner Mode will be activated. If footswitches<3> and<4> are pressed simultaneously, Bypass Mode will be activated.

2)Parameter Matrix - The Parameter Matrix consists of a group of horizontal Effect LEDs and a second group of vertical Parameter LEDs. The Effect LEDs are: Compressor, Preamp, Equalization, Noise Gate, Wah Wah, Mod/Pitch, Dual Delay, Reverb, and Speaker Cab. This matrix shows you exactly what Effects and Parameters are in use.

3)Display Window - The display window shows all current operating and programming information and is comprised of two parts: the seven segment LED displays and the Signal, Clip, and Store indicator LEDs. The first one numeric LED in the display window indicates whether you are in a User (U) or Factory Bank (F). The second and third LEDs indicates the Bank number currently in use, and the fourth indicates which Program number is currently in use. These numbers change as you scroll through the available Programs. The functions of the Signal, Clip, and Store indicator LEDs are as follows:

Signal - Indicates whether a signal is entering theRP-7Valve.

Clip - Indicates analog clipping in theRP-7Valve. Digital clipping can be detected when the third vertical LED from the top of the Parameter Matrix flashes. Distortion may be heard in the output signal if either analog or digital clipping occurs. If analog clipping occurs, check the Preamp On/Off levels. The levels may need to be lowered to eliminate the problem. To reduce digital clipping, the Master

 

 

 

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Volume and/or Effects levels should be checked and adjusted accordingly. As always, let your ears be the judge.

Store - Lights when a Parameter has been changed in a Program. When the<STORE> button is pressed once, the first seven segment LED in the Display window will flash. Once you have selected the Bank and Program location where you want to store your effects, press the<STORE> button again (see page 8, under Edit Mode for further information on storing a Program).

4)Value, Store and Edit Buttons - The Value<UP> and<DOWN> buttons allow you to scroll through theRP-7Valve’s Programs, or change Parameter values in Edit mode. The<STORE> button allows you to store an edited Program in memory for later use. The<EDIT> button allows you to edit the User and Factory Programs.

5)Parameter Select Buttons -The<LEFT> and<RIGHT> Parameter buttons allow you to navigate the horizontal Effect LEDs of the Parameter matrix. The<UP> and<DOWN> Parameter buttons allow you to navigate the vertical Parameter LEDs of the Parameter matrix. These keys are only active in Edit mode.

6)Output Level - Controls the overall output level of theRP-7Valve. Also controls the overall level of the headphones.

7)Presence - Enhances the high frequency content of the overall sound. This will affect all presets.

8)Expression Pedal - Thisvolume-typepedal allows real time control over Parameters in theRP-7Valve.

 

 

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Section -1Introduction

The Rear Panel

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2

3

4

5

6

JAM-ALONG

INPUT

HEADPHONES

LEFT/MONO

RIGHT

POWER

 

 

OUTPUT

OUTPUT

9VAC 1.33A

1) Jam-Along Jack- This is theJam-AlongJack connection of theRP-7Valve. Connect output of CD or Cassette player here. This is also the insert point for music that is to be used in theLear-A-Lickmode.

2) Input - This is theRP-7Valve’s audio input. Plug your guitar in here.

3) Headphone Output - 1/4” stereo plug for headphones. The headphone level is controlled by the main output level knob.

4) Left/Mono Main Output - This is theRP-7Valve’s left main audio output. This output must be used if a mono effect is desired.

5) Right Main Output - This is theRP-7Valve’s right main audio output. Use both left and right main outputs to take advantage of stereo effects.

6) AC Line Input - This is the AC adapter receptacle. Use only the included PS 0912 power supply.

 

 

 

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Section -2Setting Up

RP-7Valve

Section-2Setting Up

Making Connections

Your RP-7Valve can be connected in several different ways to meet the requirements of specific applications. The following diagrams offer some different ways yourRP-7Valve can be connected.

8888

BANK

PGM #

Input

 

RP-7Valve into two 2X12 Combo Amplifiers

For those of you out there that feel that “bigger is better”, this set-upshould work quite nicely for you. First plug into the input of theRP-7Valve. Connect bothRP-7Valve outputs into the inputs of both of the amplifiers. Using aset-upsuch as this will let you produce guitar tones with lots of body. This is also a greatset-upto produce lush and thick stereo effects.

 

 

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Section -2Setting Up

Input

8888

BANK PGM #

Left Output

Right Output

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0

Aux 1

10

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Aux 1

10

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Aux 1

10

0

Aux 1

10

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Aux 1

10

0

Aux 1

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Aux 1

10

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Aux 1

10

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Aux 2

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Aux 2

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Aux 2

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Aux 2

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Aux 2

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Aux 2

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-10 +1

 

-10 +1

 

-10 +1

 

-10 +1

 

-10 +1

 

-10 +1

 

-10 +1

-2

 

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-2

 

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-2

 

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+2

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+2

-2

 

+2

-2

 

+2

-2

 

+2

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+3 -3

 

+3 -3

 

+3 -3

 

+3 -3

 

+3 -3

 

+3 -3

 

+3 -3

 

+3

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-4

 

+4

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

-5

Pan

+5

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

Mute

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

L / R

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+10

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

+5

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

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-10

 

 

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-20

 

 

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-20

 

 

-30

 

 

-30

 

 

-30

 

 

-30

 

 

-30

 

 

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-30

 

 

-30

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

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Running Direct into a Mixer

The RP-7Valve provides you with a speaker cabinet emulator for running direct to a mixing board.

A set-upsuch as this, will give you the ability to run directly to the mixing/recording board to help ensure great recording tones by using the Speaker Cabinet emulator that is located in theRP-7Valve. The first thing you will want to do when using thisset-upis, first run into the Input of theRP-7Valve. Then run out of both of the Outputs into the Mixing board. Now, to use the Speaker Cabinet Emulator, simply press the<Edit> button and then use the<Parameter Select> buttons to move you through the Effects matrix until you reach the Speaker Cabinet Emulator effect. The<Parameter Select> buttons and the<Value> buttons will help youfine-tunethe Speaker Cabinet emulator.

 

 

 

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Section -3Basic Operations

RP-7Valve

Section 3 - Basic Operations

About the RP-7Valve’s Modes

The RP-7Valve offers seven modes, allowing easy operation of the Effects and Parameters. The modes are as follows:

PROGRAM MODE

Allows you to scroll through the 40 Factory and User Programs by using the <UP> and<DOWN> buttons as well as the<UP>

and <DOWN> foot switches. Enter Program mode by pressing the<UP> and<DOWN> foot switches simultaneously until the Program LED lights and aP appears briefly in the display window. Foot switches<1-4> act as on/off toggle switches for the specified effects.

BANK MODE

Allows you to scroll quickly through Factory and User Banks by using the <UP> and<DOWN> foot switches. Enter Bank mode by pressing the<UP> and<DOWN> foot switches simultaneously until the Bank LED lights and aB appears briefly in the display window. When you enter Bank mode, the Bank and Program numbers from the previous mode will be retained. When a Program number is displayed in the display window, you can use the Value<UP> and<DOWN> buttons to scroll through Programs and Banks, exactly like Program mode.

When the <UP> and<DOWN> footswitches are used in Bank mode, you will scroll through Banks only. When you change a Bank using this method, the previous Program number is not displayed with the new Bank. The LEDs above foot switches<1-4> will begin flashing, indicating that you can choose a Program in the selected Bank by pressing one of the four foot switches. Once a Program number has been selected, both the Bank and Program numbers will be displayed. Exit Bank mode by changing to another mode.

EDIT MODE

Allows you to modify effect Parameters in a Program. Enter Edit mode by pressing the <EDIT> button. The Display window now shows the value of the Parameter indicated by the LEDs in the Matrix. You can scroll through the Parameter matrix using the Parameter Select buttons. The<UP> and<DOWN> buttons allow you to scroll through the vertical Parameter LEDs, while the<LEFT> and<RIGHT> buttons allow you to scroll through the horizontal Effect LEDs.

After selecting a Parameter, you can scroll through its values with the <UP> and<DOWN> Value buttons. When changing Parameter values, a decimal point will flash in the display when the value is not the stored value for the program. The Store LED will light at this time as well. If you return to the original value, the decimal point will stop flashing and the Store LED will go off. If you exit Edit mode after changing the Parameters and then return to Edit mode, the last viewed Parameter will be displayed.

STORE MODE

Once you have modified the Parameters and Effects, you can store them to a user Program location. When you change an Effect or Parameter in a Program, the Store LED will light, indicating that you have changed a Parameter and need to store the changes. Press the <STORE> button once and the first seven segment LED in the Display window will flashU. Select the User Bank and Program location you want to store your changes to, and press the<STORE> button again to save the changes.

 

 

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BYPASS MODE

Allows you to bypass the RP-7Valve’s Effects. Enter this mode by pressing footswitches<3 & 4> simultaneously.BYP will appear in the display window to indicate you are in Bypass mode. Exit this mode by pressing any of the footswitches. When you exit this mode, theRP-7Valve will default to the last mode you used.

TUNER MODE

Allows you to tune your guitar. Enter Tuner mode by pressing footswitches <1 & 2> simultaneously.tune will appear briefly in the display window followed by--- to indicate that you are in Tuner mode. To begin tuning play a note on your guitar (a harmonic at the 12th fret will work best). The display window will show the note being played and the horizontal Parameter Matrix LEDs just under the tuning bar will light. Once the green LED directly under the IN TUNE of the tuning bar is lit, the note will be in tune. If the note is not in tune, 1 or 2 of the LEDs left or right of the IN TUNE LED will be lit. If they are to the left, the note is flat and should be tuned up. If the LEDs are to the right, the note is sharp and should tuned down. You can change your tuning preference by using the value<UP> and<DOWN> buttons. The default factory setting is : A=440 Hz. The tuning reference control ranges from 427 Hz to 453 Hz, which is the equivalent of ± 50 cents (1/2 semitone) in either direction form 440 Hz.

When you scroll down from 427 Hz, you will also find alternate dropped tunings. Alternate tunings are A = Ab (415), A = G (392), and A = Gb (370). The display window will briefly flash the currently selected tuning preference.

Exit this mode by pressing any of the footswitches. When you exit this mode, the RP-7Valve will default to the last mode you used.

LEARN-A-LICKMODE

The Learn-A-Lickfunction allows you to record a 12 second passage of music and play it back as slow as 1/2 speed with no change in pitch. This is very useful for picking out the notes of a fast solo passage.

There are 4 functions for Learn-A-Lick.They include:

Start / Stop

Rewind

Fast Forward

Record

Using Learn-A-Lick

Connect the output of your CD or tape player headphone output to the Jam-a-longinput jack on the rear panel. Set the level to a desired listening level.

Press foot switches <2> and<3> to enterLearn-a-lickmode.

Cue up to the passage you want to record and hit pause on the CD or tape player.

Release the pause button and press the <4> foot switch when you are ready to begin recording the passage. The display will read:rEC and recording will begin. When recording is completed, the phrase is then set into anauto-loopplayback mode. Stop or press pause on the CD or Tape player.

Pressing the <Tempo Dn> foot switch will slow the playback down to 1/2 speed in 1/8th speed intervals.

Pressing the <Tempo Up> foot switch will increase the playback speed to normal speed at 1/8th speed intervals.

Pressing the <Rewind> foot switch steps back through the loop at 1 second intervals.

Pressing the <F Forward> foot switch steps forward through the loop at 1 second intervals.

The Expression pedal will control output level of auto loop.

To re-recorda passage, press the<Record> foot switch again.

To exit the Learn-A-Lickmode, Press footswitches<2> and<3> at the same time.

 

 

 

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SECTION 4 - EFFECTS AND PARAMETERS

About the Parameter Matrix

The Parameter Matrix displays all the Effects and Parameters you can find in the RP-7Valve. The Parameters are arranged in rows and columns. Use the Parameter Select keys to navigate the matrix. The Effects and their Parameters are as follows:

Compressor

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

On/Bypass

 

O n - b y p

 

 

Threshold

L O - 1 . . . 7 8 - H I

 

 

The RP-7Valve’s Compression can be used to increase sustain and to tighten up guitars, and is particularly useful on clean sounds. Parameters of theRP-7Valve compressor are as follows:

On / Bypass

Turns the Compressor on or off.

Amount

Controls the amount of compression applied to the signal. Higher settings yield a tighter, more focused

 

sound, while lower settings allow better dynamics. Ranges from 1-Loto78-Hi.

Expression Pedal

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

Link (EP)

 

O F F . . . E P 1 . . . E P 1 1

 

 

Max Value

Parameter dependent

 

 

Min Value

Parameter dependent

 

 

The RP-7Valve’s Expression Pedal allows you to control various Parameters in real time during performance.

Link (EP)

There are eleven Parameters that can be controlled by the Expression Pedal. These Parameters are

 

highlighted and labeled with parenthesis in the Parameter Matrix, indicating which EP link controls that

 

Parameter.

Max Value

Sets the maximum value that the parameter assigned to the Expression Pedal will reach when the Pedal is

 

in the forward position. Range varies according to the parameter selected.

Min Value

Sets the minimum value that the parameter assigned to the Expression Pedal will reach when the Pedal is

 

in the back position. Range varies according to the parameter selected.

 

 

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Preamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

On/Bypass

O n - b y p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type

C L N 1

- C L N 2 - B l u e - S A T - o d r - G r u - H s t n - F u 2 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain

1 . . . 1 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Level

- o o . . . 1 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off Level

- o o . . . 1 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

The distortion section of the RP-7Valve has six extremely flexible distortion types, capable of producing the smoothest of the blues tones to the full shred gain of a cranked up stack.

On / Bypass

Turns the Preamp on or off.

 

Type

Selects the type of preamp voicing used. CLN1 is a warm clean tube tone,CLN2 is a bright clean tube

 

tone, BLUE is a bluesy distortion with moderate gain,SAT is a high gain tube distortion which is ideal

 

for soloing. On the solid state side, odr is a low to medium gain distortion, andGru is an over the top

 

high gain distortion, HStn is a warm sustaining distortion, andFuZZ is a vintagefull-frequencyfuzz.

Gain

Controls the amount of distortion produced by the RP-7Valve. High settings produce greater gain and

 

drive for effortless soloing, while low settings offer better nuance and dynamic control. Ranges from 1 to

 

11.0.

 

 

Note: The Gain control parameter is not available in CLN 1 and CLN 2 preamp types.

On Level

Sets the output level of the Distortion while the effect is ON. Ranges from -

to 12.

Off Level

Sets the output level of the Distortion while the effect is OFF. Ranges from -

to 12.

 

 

 

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Gate/Swell

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

On/Bypass

O n - b y p

 

 

Threshold

L O - H I

 

 

Attack Time

0 . . . 1 0 0

 

 

The RP-7Valve’s Silencer offers you a professional quality digital noise reduction effect.

On / Bypass

Turns the Gate on or off.

Threshold

Sets the level at which the Silencer™ gate will open. Ranges are Lo and High.

Attack Time

Controls how fast the Silencer™ gate opens after detecting a signal above the threshold. Large numbers

 

yield slower attack times, while small numbers give a fast attack. Varies from 0 to 2000 milliseconds (2

 

seconds).

Equalizer

Parameters

Displayed Values

On/Bypass

O n - B y p

 

 

 

Low Gain

- 1 5 . . . 0

. . . 1 5

Mid Freq

1 3 0

. . . 5

0

0

0

Mid Gain

- 1 5

. . . 0

. . . 1 5

High Freq

1 0 0

0 . . .

1

§ 0

High Gain

- 1 5

. . . 0

. . . 1 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RP-7Valve offers a three band equalizer. The center frequency of the Mid and High bands is adjustable along with its gain (boost or cut).

On / Bypass

Turns the Gate on or off.

Mid, High Frequency

Allows you to select the center frequency of the Mid and High bands. Mid Band ranges from 130 to

 

16.0 (130 Hz to 16 kHz). High Band ranges from 1000 to 16.0 (1.0 kHz to 16 kHz).

Low, Mid, High Gain

Allows you to boost and cut the frequency. Ranges are from -15to 15.

 

 

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Wah Wah

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

 

On/Bypass

O n - b y p

 

 

 

 

 

Type

1? .? .? .?

7?

 

 

 

 

 

Position (EP1)

0 . . .

1 2

7

 

 

 

 

The RP-7Valve offers a classic wah wah effect, which can be used with or without Distortion for that classicWah-Wahsound. The effect’s position can be controlled with the CC Pedal.

On / Off

Turns the Module on and off.

Type

The Wah Wah types include; 1. being full-rangeand 2 through 7 move from darker to lighter tones.

Position

The PEDAL POSITION Parameter reflects the current setting of the continuous control device used to

 

control the wah effect. This Parameter can be modified manually using the RP-7Valve’s Parameter keys

 

to perform the wah function. As the Parameter is modified, the tone of the original note will change.

 

Ranges 0 to 127.

Mod/Pitch

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

On/Bypass

O n - b y p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type

C h o r

F L A n

P H A s

t r E

P A n

P t c h

b e n d

 

H a r

 

Level (EP4)

0...100

0...100

0...100

0...100

0...100

0...100

0...100

 

0...100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the RP-7Valve’smulti-functionmodule, allowing you to select effects such as; Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Panner, Pitch Shift, Whammy™, and Harmony effect. The Parameters of these effects are adjusted in this module.

On / Bypass

Turns the Module on or off.

Type

Allows you to select a specific type of modulation/pitch effect. The Types are; Chorus, Flanger, Phaser,

 

Tremolo, Panning, Pitch Shifting, Whammy (Bend), and Harmony.

Level

Controls the overall mix level of the mod or pitch shifting effect. Ranges from 0 to 100.

 

 

 

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Chor (Chorus)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

 

Speed (EP2)

 

 

0 . . . 1 0 0

Depth (EP3)

0 . . . 1 0 0

Delay

0 . . . 1 0 0

The RP-7Valve offers a chorus that is unique in both character and sound. This dual chorus offers exceptionally rich chorusing using multiple voices with different phasing characteristics. Chorus Parameters are as follows:

Speed

Controls the speed of the chorus sweep. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Depth

This Parameter sets the sweep depth (intensity) of the chorus. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Delay

Sets the amount of delay present in the chorus effect. Ranges from 0 to 100.

FLAn (Flanger)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed (EP2)

0

. . . 1

0

0

 

Depth (EP3)

1

. . . 1

6

 

 

Regeneration

- 9 9 . .

. 0

. . . 9 9

The RP-7Valve also offers exceptionally richstudio-quietflanging. Flange Parameters are as follows:

Speed

Controls the speed of the flange sweep. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Depth

Sets the depth amount and delay present in the flange effect. Ranges from 1 to 16.

Regeneration

This Parameter sets the amount of regeneration which is perceived as the sweep depth (intensity) of the

 

flange. Variable from -99to 99.

 

 

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PHAs (Phaser)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

 

Speed (EP2)

0

. . . 1 0 0

Depth (EP3)

0

. . . 1 0 0

Regeneration

0

. . . 9 9

The RP-7Valve’s classic adjustable phase shifting effect is reminiscent ofmid-70’skeyboard and guitar sounds.

Speed

Controls the speed of the phase sweep. Ranges from 0 to 100

Depth

Sets the sweep depth (intensity) of the phaser. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Regeneration

Controls the amount of phased sound fed back to the input of the Module. High regeneration settings

 

produce dramatic and interesting unnatural sounds. Ranges from 0 to 99.

trE (Tremolo)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

Speed (EP2)

0 . . . 1 0 0

Depth (EP3)

0 . . . 1 0 0

Tremolo was one of the first real effects, and appeared mostly on early guitar amplifiers. Because of this, tremolo is sometimes perceived as sounding “old” or “vintage”. The RP-7Valve, breathes new life into this classic effect, providing totally transparent volume modulation of sound sources.

Speed

Controls the tremolo speed (speed of modulation). Ranges from

0 to 100.

Depth

Adjusts the intensity of the tremolo effect. Ranges from 0 to 100.

 

 

 

 

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PAn (Auto Panning)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

Speed (EP2)

0 . . . 1 0 0

Depth (EP3)

0 . . . 1 0 0

An auto panner is a modern relative of the tremolo that modulates the sound from left to right at a given rate. Parameters are as follows:

Speed

Controls the panning speed (speed of modulation). Ranges from

0 to 100

Depth

Adjusts the intensity of the panning effect. Ranges from 0 to 100.

 

Ptch (Pitch Shifting)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

 

 

 

Amount (EP5)

- 2 4 . . .

0 . . .

2 4

Key (EP6)

- 9 9 . . .

0 . . .

9 9

This RP-7Valve’s Pitch Shifting effect gives you a shifted signal from 0 to 24semi-tonesabove or below the pitch of the input signal.

Amount

Sets the interval between the original note and the pitch shifted note. Variable from -24to 24

Key

Determines the amount of detuning applied to the shifted note. Variable from -99to 99.

bEnd (Pitch Bending/Whammy)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

 

 

Amount (EP5)

1

. . .

1 6

Not Available

 

 

 

Whammy (EP7)

0

. . .

1 0 0

 

 

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The RP-7Valve’s pitch bending effect allows you to smoothly shift between two preset pitch intervals using the CC Pedal.

Amount

Selects the function of the Whammy™ Module. There are 16 functions available in regular Whammy

 

Modules. They are as follows:

 

 

1= Up 1 Octave

9=Down 1 Oct - Up 1 Oct

 

2=Up 2 Octaves

10=Down 4th - Down 3rd

 

3=Down 2nd Reversed

11=Up 5th - Up 6th

 

4=Down 2nd

12=Up 4th - Up 5th

 

5=Down 4th

13=Up m3rd - Up Maj 3rd

 

6=Down 1

Octave

14=Up 2nd - Up 3rd

 

7=Down 2

Octaves

15=Shallow Detune

 

8=Down 6

Octaves

16=Deep Detune

Whammy

The Whammy Parameter reflects the current setting of the Whammy™ effect. This Parameter should be

 

linked to the RP-7Valve’s CC pedal. As Position is modified, the pitch of the original note will change in

 

intervals according to the setting of the WHAMMY TYPE. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Har (Harmony)

Values

Displayed Values

 

 

 

Amount (EP5)

O c t d . . .

O c t u

Key (EP6)

a . . .

o

G #

Scale (EP7)

1 . . .

1 4

The RP-7also offers intelligent harmony pitching that lets you select the key, scale and amount of shifting in the signal. The parameters are as follows:

Amount

Amount lets select how much the pitch is shifted. This Ranges from: -Octavedown-OctaveUp

Key

This parameter lets you select which key the harmony shifting takes place in. This ranges from: A to G#.

Scale

This parameter lets you select the scale that is being used in the Harmony effect. There are fourteen

 

different scales and they are numbered as follows: 1. Major 2.Minor 3.Harmonic Minor 4.Melodic

 

Minor 5. Dorian6. Mixolydian7. Lydian8. Lydian Augmented9. Major Pentatonic10. Minor

 

Pentatonic 11. Blues12. Whole Tone13. Half-WholeDimished14. Whole-HalfDimished

Note: For complete reference guide to these scales, please refer to the Harmony interval charts located in the Appendix section on page 21.

 

 

 

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Dual Delay

Parameters

Displayed Values

On/Off

O n - B y p

 

Type

1

. . . 7

 

Level (Mix)

0

. . . 1 0

0

Delay 1

0

. . . 3 5

0 0

Delay 2

0

. . . 3 5

0 0

Feedback

0

. . . 9 9

 

 

 

 

 

Delay times 1 & 2 can be programmed independently. However, On/Off, Type, Level, and Feedback will program the same for BOTH Delays 1 & 2. For example, if you choose to program your Level to 50, both Delays 1 & 2 will be 50. Delay Parameters are as follows:

On / Off

Turns the Effect on and off.

Type

Determines the type of delay. Type 1 is a mono delay, Types 2 through 4 are two tap mono delays, and

 

Types 5 through 7 are two tap stereo delays (see chart below for further information).

Type:

Left Output:

Right Output:

Feedback Source:

1

Delay 1

Delay 1

Delay 1

2

Delays 1 & 2

Delays 1 & 2

Delay 1

3

Delays 1 & 2

Delays 1 & 2

Delay 2

4

Delays 1 & 2

Delays 1 & 2

Delays 1 & 2

5

Delay 1

Delay 2

Delay 1

6

Delay 1

Delay 2

Delay 2

7

Delay 1

Delay 2

Delays 1 & 2

Level

Controls the level of the delay in both Delay1 and Delay 2. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Delays 1 & 2

The available delay time ranges are 0 (no delay) to 3.5 seconds.

Feedback

The amount of time it takes for the Reverb to fade to inaudibility. Ranges from 0 to 99.

 

 

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Reverb

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

 

On/Bypass

O n - b y p

 

 

 

Type

C L u b . . . S P r g

 

 

 

 

Level

0

. . . 1 0

0

 

 

 

 

Decay Time

1

. . . 1 0

 

 

 

 

 

Ambience, or reverberation, is produced when sound energy is reflected off room surfaces and objects. 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 Parameters and their functions are as follows:

On / Bypass

Turns the Reverb on or off.

 

Type

Allows you to choose your ambience or setting you want to use. There are ten available type settings:

 

CLub=Club

Garg=Garage

 

pLat=Plate

HALL=Hall

 

SStg=Sound Stage

Chur=Church

 

bAth=Bathroom

ArEn=Arena

 

Stud=Studio

SPrg=Spring

Level

Controls the amount of reverb signal to be mixed in with the dry signal. Ranges from 0 to 100.

Decay Time

The amount of time it takes for the Reverb to fade to inaudibility. Ranges from 1 to 10.

 

 

 

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Speaker Cabinet Emulator

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

On/Bypass

O n - B y p

 

 

Type

1 . . . 1 0

 

 

The RP-7Valve’s programmable Speaker Cabinet circuitry allows you to use it in both recording and live situations without lugging heavy amps and/or cabinets around. Just connect theRP-7Valve’s outputs to a mixing console and kick in the Speaker Cabinet. No miking hassles, no heavy equipment, just full on miked cabinet sound. Programs can be stored with different Speaker Cabinet settings so you can customize your Banks for whatever sound types you need. Parameters are as follows:

On / Bypass

Turns the Speaker Cabinet Emulator on or off.

Cabinet Type

Selects the tonal characteristics of the simulated cabinet. There are 10 different cabinet types; 1-3are

 

warm cabinets, 4-6are medium cabinets,7-9are bright cabinets, and 10 is a full bandwidth cabinet for

 

maximum frequency response.

Note: When headphones are plugged in, the Speaker Cabinet Emulator is engaged globally on all programs. This will affect the sound at the left and right main outputs.

Volume

Parameters

Displayed Values

 

 

Pre/Post

P r e - p o s t

 

 

Level (EP11)

0 - 1 0 0

 

 

The RP-7Valve’s Master Volume controls the overall volume level of the selected program. The level can be controlled with the CC expression pedal for balancing levels inreal-timeduring live performance. It is also useful to lower the overall digital effects level if clipping occurs.

Pre/Post

Selects whether the Volume pedal effect is pre-digitaleffects, allowing delays and reverbs to be heard

 

after the volume is pulled back, or post-digitaleffects, affecting all volume.

Level

Controls the overall volume level. This can be done with the CC pedal or the Value keys. Variable from 0

 

to 100.

 

 

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Section - 5 Appendix

Section 5 - Appendix

Reinitializing the RP-7Valve

This option allows you to restore the contents of the RP-7Valve’s memory to the original factory condition and calibrate the expression pedal.

WARNING: Performing this function will destroy alluser-programmeddata. All such data will be lost forever!

To restore the factory Programs and calibrate the expression pedal, the procedure is as follows:

1.Plug in the RP-7Valve while holding down the Parameter Select<UP> button.

2.When rSt appears in the display window, press the Value<UP> button. TheRp-7will reset to factory condition.

3.

The display will now prompt you to re-calibratethe expression pedal by reading:PEDl CAL

4.

When the display reads: toe

dn , rock the pedal forward and press any one of the flashing footswitches.

5. When the display reads: toe

up , rock the pedal back and press any one of the flashing footswitches. The expression pedal will now

be calibrated and the RP-7will return to program mode.

Re-calibratingthe Expression Pedal

If the Expression Pedal calibration should fail, you can re-calibrateit by disconnecting the power, press and hold the parameter select<Down> button andre-applypower. Release the button and repeat steps3-5as shown in the“Re-initializingtheRP-7“ section above.

Harmony Interval Charts

 

Interval

 

Major

Minor

 

Harm.Minor

 

Mel.Minor

 

Dorian

 

 

Mixolydian

 

Lydian

 

 

 

 

üOct

 

 

 

C

 

 

C

 

C

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

ü7th

 

 

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

ü6th

 

 

 

A

 

A b

 

A

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

Ab

 

 

 

 

Ab

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

ü5th

 

 

 

G

 

 

Gb

 

Gb

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

ü4th

 

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

F#

 

 

 

 

 

ü3rd

 

 

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

ü2nd

 

 

 

D

 

 

Db

 

Db

 

 

 

Db

 

 

 

 

Db

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

Ref

 

 

 

C

 

 

C

 

C

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

¨2nd

 

 

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

¨3rd

 

 

 

A

 

A b

 

A

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

Ab

 

 

 

 

Ab

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

¨4th

 

 

 

G

 

 

Gb

 

Gb

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

¨5th

 

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

F#

 

 

 

 

 

¨6th

 

 

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

¨7th

 

 

 

D

 

 

Db

 

Db

 

 

 

Db

 

 

 

 

Db

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

¨Oct

 

 

 

C

 

 

C

 

C

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

Int.

 

Lydian

 

Int.

 

Major

 

Int.

 

Minor

 

Int.

 

Blues

 

Int.

 

Whole

 

Int.

 

Hlf-Whl

 

Int.

 

Whl-Hlf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug.

 

 

Pent.

 

 

Pent.

 

 

 

 

Tone

 

 

Dim.

 

 

Dim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

üOct

 

C

 

 

üOct

 

C

 

 

 

 

üOct

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

üı7th

 

B

 

 

ü6th

 

B

 

 

 

 

ü7th

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

üOct

 

C

 

üOct

 

C

 

ü6th

 

Ab

 

ü5th

 

A

 

 

 

 

ü6th

 

A

 

üOct

 

C

 

üOct

 

C

 

üı7th

 

B b

 

üı7th

 

A#

 

ü5th

 

G

 

üı6th

 

G#

 

 

ü#5th

 

G#

 

ü6th

 

A

 

üb7th

 

B b

 

ü5th

 

G

 

ü#5th

 

G#

 

ü#4th

 

F#

 

üı5th

 

F#

 

 

ü#4th

 

F#

 

ü5th

 

G

 

ü5th

 

G

 

üı5th

 

F#

 

ü#4th

 

F#

 

ü3rd

 

E

 

 

ü4th

 

F

 

 

 

 

ü3rd

 

E

 

ü3rd

 

E

 

ü4th

 

F

 

ü4th

 

F

 

ü3rd

 

E

 

ü#2nd

 

E

 

 

üı3rd

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

ü2nd

 

D

 

üı3rd

 

E

 

üı3rd

 

E

 

ü2nd

 

D

 

ü2nd

 

D b

 

ü2nd

 

 

b

 

 

ü2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ref

 

C

 

Ref

 

C

 

Ref

 

Cb

 

Ref

 

Cb

 

Ref

 

C

 

Ref

 

C

 

 

Ref

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

¨ı3rd

 

A

 

¨2nd

 

B

 

¨2nd

 

B

 

¨2nd

 

A#

 

¨2nd

 

B

 

 

¨ı2nd

 

B

 

 

 

 

¨ı2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¨ı3rd

 

A

 

¨4th

 

G

 

¨4th

 

Gb

 

¨4th

 

G

 

¨3rd

 

G#

 

¨ı3rd

 

Ab

 

¨ı3rd

 

A

 

 

 

 

¨3rd

 

G#

 

¨ı6th

 

E

 

¨5th

 

F

 

¨b5th

 

F#

 

¨ı5th

 

F#

 

¨4th

 

G

 

 

¨3rd

 

G#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¨b5th

 

F#

 

¨ı7th

 

D

 

¨6th

 

E

 

¨5th

 

F

 

¨ı6th

 

E

 

¨ı5th

 

F#

 

¨ı5th

 

F#

 

 

¨b6th

 

E

 

¨Oct

 

C

 

¨Oct

 

Cb

 

¨6th

 

E

 

¨ı7th

 

D

 

¨ı6th

 

E

 

 

¨5th

 

F

 

 

 

 

¨b7th

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¨Oct

 

Cb

 

¨Oct

 

C

 

¨6th

 

Eb

 

¨6th

 

E

 

 

 

 

¨Oct

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¨7th

 

D

 

 

¨ı7th

 

Db

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¨Oct

 

Cb

 

¨Oct

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Section - 5 Appendix

RP-7Valve

Specifications

A/D Converter: 20 bit

D/A Converter: 20 bit

Sampling Frequency: 40 kHz

DSP Section:

Architecture: Static-DynamicInstruction Set Computer(S-DISC™)

Digital Signal Path Width: 24 bits (144.5 dB)

Internal Data Path Width: 48 bits (289 dB)

Dynamic Delay Memory: 256k x 24 bits (3.5 seconds)

Static Delay Memory: 256 24-bitregisters (6.55 milliseconds)

Data ALU Processing: 10.0 MIPS

Address ALU Processing: 15.0 MIPS

Multiplier Size: 24 bits x 24 bits

Tube Type:

(1) 12AX7

Plate Voltage: 100volts

Input Section:

Connector: 1/4” Unbalanced TRS

Nominal Level: -8dBu

Maximum Level: +10 dBu

Impedance: 470 kohms

Output Section:

Connector: 1/4” TRS

Nominal Level: +4 dBu

Maximum Level: +18 dBu

Impedance: 50 ohms

General:

Frequency Response: 20 Hz. - 20 kHz. +0, -3dB

S/N ratio: Greater than 90 dB; ref = max signal, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth

Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.04% (1 kHz.)

Memory Capacity: Factory: 40 Programs User: 40 Programs

Power Requirements:

US and Canada: 120 V AC, 60 Hz

Japan: 100 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Europe: 230 V AC, 50 Hz

UK: 240 V AC, 50 Hz

Power Consumption: 12 watts

Dimensions: Length 18” Width 8.75” Height 2.75”

 

 

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RP-7Valve

Section - 5 Appendix

Preset List

The following is a list of all the factory Programs in the RP-7Valve.

Bank 1 Rock

11 Star Maker Solo

12Crunchola

13Chorused Clean

14Octavia

Bank 2 Heavy

21 Chunk Head

22 Metal Tube

23MoshMan

24Fuzz Buster

Bank 3 Tube Tones

31 Tube Solo

32 Tube Rhythm

33 Bright Clean Tube

34 Hard Tube Crunch

Bank 4 Blues

41 SRV Blues

42 Funky Clean

43 Blues Slide

44 Wah House

Bank 5 Country

51 Lil’ Slap

52 Country Solo (A Mixolydian)

53 Swing Rhythm

54 Pedal Steel

Bank 6 Alternative

61 King Fuzzo

62Trem-O-Time

63Whammy Boy

64Phase to Phase

Bank 7 Vintage

71 Pulp Surf

72 Transistor Tone

73Rockabilly

74Fuzz Phase

Bank 8 Jazz

81 Jazz Club

82 Fusion Solo

83 Rotary Speaker Jazz

84 Comp Delay

Bank 9 Studio

91 Panning Rhythm (Stereo Mode Only)

92 Compressed Clean

93 Session Crunch

94 Greasy Solo

Bank 10 Special

10-1Harmony Solo(A-Minor)

10-2Guitar Synth

10-3Sound On Sound*

10-412-String

*Play a 2 second pattern and rock the expression pedal forward. This will engage the Repeat hold on the delay and allows you to play along with the captured pattern.

 

 

 

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