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Boss RDD10 delay, great for warming up keyboards.

Postby Arpangel » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:17 am

Finished wiring yesterday, and plugged in a recent purchase, a Boss RDD-10, im not using it for straight delay, it makes a fantastic chorus/flanger, I’ve got it stuck on one setting, I wanted something to make my Micron sound a bit thicker, and this is perfect, you know when something is that good, you can hear it straight away, no doubt.
The guy that sold it to me said there was an issue with the main selector switch, I took it apart, just a loose nut on the switch shaft, problem cured.
He also had the original sales brochure and manuals for the whole series of half rack units
"Boss "new scene" micro studio series"
I’m after an RSD10, that has sampling too.
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Postby Adam Inglis » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:34 am

Yes I love the sound of these units.
They all use the same chip, with slight different peripheral circuits depending on the model.
I've modded mine so that the footswitch becomes an input mute switch for dub FX.
The single "Tone" knob on the delay rack is simple but musically effective.
If you can't find the half rack delay/sampler, there is a pedal equivalent that essentially does the same without some bells and whistles, but is also externally triggerable say from a drum machine or audio click. Great fun. Don't tell everyone though.


Some info from my blog
https://mezzoauto.blogspot.com/2019/06/ ... gital.html
https://mezzoauto.blogspot.com/2019/06/ ... delay.html
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Postby Arpangel » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:09 am

Adam Inglis wrote:Yes I love the sound of these units.
They all use the same chip, with slight different peripheral circuits depending on the model.
I've modded mine so that the footswitch becomes an input mute switch for dub FX.
The single "Tone" knob on the delay rack is simple but musically effective.
If you can't find the half rack delay/sampler, there is a pedal equivalent that essentially does the same without some bells and whistles, but is also externally triggerable say from a drum machine or audio click. Great fun. Don't tell everyone though.


Some info from my blog
https://mezzoauto.blogspot.com/2019/06/ ... gital.html
https://mezzoauto.blogspot.com/2019/06/ ... delay.html

A friend of mine used to use an RSD-10 he used to really freak me out with it, I’d never know what on earth was going on, magic.
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Postby desmond » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:55 am

RetroSynthAds is a fan of the Boss Microrack series, and he has a very sweet collection:

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Postby Arpangel » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:57 am

desmond wrote:RetroSynthAds is a fan of the Boss Microrack series, and he has a very sweet collection:

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Ha!
Some people always take it just that bit too far........ :D
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Postby Random Guitarist » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:39 pm

That takes me back. SH101 as a first synth and and RSD10 to go with it, happy days.
30 or so years later and the SH101 is on the repair list, RSD is on the sell list.
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Postby Arpangel » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:08 am

Random Guitarist wrote:30 or so years later and the SH101 is on the repair list, RSD is on the sell list.

Sell list? please give me first refusal!
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Postby MacClean » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:07 pm

Arpangel wrote:Finished wiring yesterday, and plugged in a recent purchase, a Boss RDD-10, im not using it for straight delay, it makes a fantastic chorus/flanger, I’ve got it stuck on one setting, I wanted something to make my Micron sound a bit thicker, and this is perfect, you know when something is that good, you can hear it straight away, no doubt.
The guy that sold it to me said there was an issue with the main selector switch, I took it apart, just a loose nut on the switch shaft, problem cured.
He also had the original sales brochure and manuals for the whole series of half rack units
"Boss "new scene" micro studio series"
I’m after an RSD10, that has sampling too.
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Is it generally possible to use the Boss RDD-10 for direct delay?
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Postby Arpangel » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:13 am

MacClean wrote:Is it generally possible to use the Boss RDD-10 for direct delay?

Yes, it is, up to 300ms, it has a very nice warm tone, but I generally use longer delay times, so I’m using it as a chorus unit, which it’s extremely good at.
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Postby Arpangel » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:12 pm

OK chaps, just trying to sort something out with a fellow forum-ee does anyone know? Is the PSU for the RSD10 a standard pedal type, I think it is, 9v DC 200ma centre negative.

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Postby Wonks » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:40 pm

Yes, the manual originaly specified a Boss PSA adapter, which was a 9v DC 200mA PSU with a centre negative connection. The current rating of the device is 100mA, so any regulated 9v DC centre-negative barrel jack supply providing more than 100mA will do. The current Boss PSA230 adapter can now provide up to 500mA.
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Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:05 pm

Arpangel wrote:
desmond wrote:RetroSynthAds is a fan of the Boss Microrack series, and he has a very sweet collection:

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Ha!
Some people always take it just that bit too far........ :D
Or not far enough!
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Postby desmond » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:14 pm

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Postby Arpangel » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:20 pm

Wonks wrote:Yes, the manual originaly specified a Boss PSA adapter, which was a 9v DC 200mA PSU with a centre negative connection. The current rating of the device is 100mA, so any regulated 9v DC centre-negative barrel jack supply providing more than 100mA will do. The current Boss PSA230 adapter can now provide up to 500mA.

Thanks Wonks, yes, I’ll be able to run it off of my Isobrick, got a couple of suitably rated outputs left.

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Postby N i g e l » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 pm

Warning ! My Boss pocket studio uses the "Boss standard "; center -ve as stated but all my other d.c. PSUs are center +ve.

I think my only other -ve center was for a very old Casio.

One way to check, if in doubt, is to buzz out from the PSU connector to the battery compartment with a meter.
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