last update: 2011-03-06

Firmware-upgrade for the RP10
Manual download
Troubleshooting (hard reset, lithium battery)
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Q: How can I find out the installed firmware version of my RP10?
A: Switch on the unit while watching the display. The firmware version in shown there while boot up. E.g. the display shows "1.80" – that means firmware version 1.80

Q: What was the latest (and final) firmware version for the RP10?
A: Version 2.40 was the latest and final version.

Q: Where can I get the 2.40 firmware-upgrade (RP12 Upgrade) for my RP10?

A: Email me! I have it available! The upgrade comes with a very detailed installation manual in English or German! If you want to buy the upgrade visit my webshop here!

Q: When I install the 2.40 firmware-upgrade in my RP10 - will it be the same as the RP12?

A: No, but it will be nearly the same - see the next question please.

Q: Which benefits do I get by installing the 2.40 (RP12 upgrade) firmware in my RP10?
A: By installing the 2.40 firmware you get the following benefits:

First is the introduction of 3 new effects algorithms, giving the RP10 a total now of 36. These new algorithms include 3 new effects: Smooth Whammy, Smooth Pitch, and Harmony. Smooth Whammy is a new Whammy module with increased performance characteristics, creating a much smoother Whammy effect. Smooth Pitch is a single voice diatonic pitch shifting module with significantly improved tracking. And last but not least, Harmony is a single voice Intelligent Pitch Shifting effect, giving RP10 owners true 2-voice harmonizing solo lines. With the addition of new effects, Version 2.40 also improves the existing Wah effect, giving it a more realistic sound and response.

Along with new effects and algorithms, Version 2.40 sports all new presets. These presets are taken directly from Digitech's RP12 effects processor. Version 2.40 presets span several different playing styles ranging from Alternative to Metal to Country to Jazz/Fusion We even included some new presets designed specifically for Bass guitars. These are logically laid out in the RP10's 25 banks, with 2 banks of 5 presets dedicated to each style. Speaking of banks, the user will now have the ability to custom name these banks, a definite. And with the addition of new presets, Version 2.40 increases the RP10's memory to 256 presets, 128 User/128 Factory. 2.40 Upgrade is a must for any RP10 owner.

The new features as summary

Q: Will I lose my presets after installing the Legend 2.40 firmware in my RP10?
A: Yes, because after installing you have to execute a hard reset.
If you want to keep them, consider a bulk MIDI dump or individual program dump. (I don't know, though, if patches written on lower firmware versions will seamlessly load back into a RP10 with the latest firmware 2.40). So best is to write down your most important settings on paper.


Q: Where can I download the user manuals for the RP10?
A: Here:
German RP10 user Manual
English RP10 user Manual


Q: How do I recognize that the internal battery gets weak?
A: Best would be to measure the voltage with a voltmeter. If you don't have one:
- The unit doesn't hold the presets while switched off.
- The display might show garbled characters
I recommend replacing the battery every 3 years.

Q: How do I measure the voltage of the internal lithium battery?
A: Execute these steps:
- Pull the power cable!
- open the unit and locate the RAM-chip marked with U43
- Measure the DC voltage with a voltmeter at PIN16 (-) and PIN32 (+)
- The voltage should be 2.7VDC or higher. If it is lower, replace the battery.
- close the unit

Q: After replacing the lithium battery of my RP10 I get confuse characters on the display. What can I do?
A: Execute a hard reset

Q: How do I execute a hard reset at my RP10?
A: If you execute a hard reset you will lose your presets! Execute these steps:
- Connect the power supply to the mains power but leave the plug disconnected from the RP10
- Now connect the power plug at the RP10 WHILE pressing down the “Name” button
- An asterisk will appear next to “Digitech”
- Release the “Name” button
- Press (and release) the “Program up (▲)” button
- The display shows “Resetting Please wait...”
- Wait until the display shows "Set pedal down (forward), press 1"
- Press the pedal down (forward)
- Press button "Mod 1"
- The Display shows "Set pedal up (back), press 2"
- Set the pedal up (back)
- Press button "Mix 2"
- Now the unit is reset and the pedal is calibrated

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