Surprising good for what it is. Not every sound is great, but it’s very versatile, and is basically on par with a Line 6 tone port when running through a cpu.
The good: Amp models, delays, tuner, drums. The bad: reverb and modulation fx. Especially mod effects are pretty awful. The chorus is too weak and the flanger is really weird sounding (not in a good way). It's still a useful device for the amps and delays though.
Noisy terrible effects sorry I made this purchase
The overdrive effects went out on my 30 year old crate amp and I am not playing for anyone but me. This device and a set of headphones goes above and beyond any distortion / effects the old amp could produce. Fun to play around with.
Compact and user friendly... haven't used it live yet but it's my studio go to
This thing is cool. It out performed my Korg pedal in distortion. And all of the power options plus the built in drum machine makes this the best 20 bucks I've spent on gear.
I run a small recording studio, as well as play in several bands, as I have done for over 37 years. Often I may get an idea for a song or a passage to one and would like to sketch it out quickly with the timbre I have in mind, wherever I am at the moment. I was watching my buddy's video, Owen from Circle of Tone, show off this little Donner Multi-Pad 100, and I was impressed from the git-go.
The 'drum' section is nothing special. It's got lots of settings for different beats and time signatures, but everything sounds like 1980's Casio keyboard. For all I know it might be the same chipset, but whatever. It's good for keeping you in time if need be, and the 'tap tempo' button will slow or speed your roll.
But the real fun is in the initial 6 (+ Bass) different amp type choices in combination with the 'gain' and 'tone' controls. I got some really sweet tones between settings and my Hamer Standard with its retrofitted GFS passive humbuckers. The addition of onboard effects from that point on were icing on the cake. I created Gilmouresque clean tones and with a few tweeks of the gain ended up in Comfortably Numb lead territory. Tweeking in some tight 'room' reverb, tight 'pure' delay, and midway 'CH(orus)' modulation, gave me a tight, head crushing Static X guitar tone. I tweeked that a bit more and ended up with a tone about as close to Ty Tabor from Kings X. The 'Cab Sim' switch on the back of the unit made an obvious difference in the overall tone, giving it more of a presence, attack, and openness as if miking a real cab.
I haven't tried some of the other features yet, although there are many more to cover. All I can say is this unit will be great to use any time I need to hear a guitar for writing or recording, whether scratch or (who knows) permanent tracks. I also think it's cool it looks like a retro game controller LoL! I can also see the use of the sturdy belt clip on back for wearing it live. Run it into a powered guitar speaker rig and you're all set on a gig.
I bought it so I could practice without waking up people nor bothering neighbors and it does that well. The effects and amp models are good enough to practice. I wouldn't use it as a pedal board though.
You can use it with your electric guitar or standalone with your audio studio gear. This is my second product from Donner so far in Audio Studio gear. I am Musician, singer-songwriter, electronic guitarist, pianist and percussionist.
Got the 9 Volt to test it out, but using the included PSU in the box. Got this connected to my mixer audio studio interface using 1/4 (6.35mm). I got more for the 40 Drum Machine Kit it offers. I have another device from Amazon it only offered 18 Drum Machine Kit. Nice that this one gave me 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 00 (40). 1 thru 18 on Donner Multi-Pad 100 are not the same type of drums they have an unique sounding tone rhythm pattern from Donner so with Donner and the other brand gave me 58 different drum machine kits. I need as much choices for the Drum FX as I can get thanks Donner a got 40 more with your device plus I can create my own effects.
40 Drum Machine Kit Rhythm Pattern (5 Stars)
4 cushioned lifted feet (you can use this as a stand-along on your studio desk connected to your studio gear.
Nice touch (Donner thrown in some Donner labels stickers 2 in all)
USB cable as well.
None as I can see of yet!
This is a great little extremely versatile multi-effects pedal, particularly at it's price point.
First, I will state the obvious: each effect on this pedal is not quite as good as an individual pedal for each effect would be. That should be common knowledge for any multi effects pedal as a general rule, particularly any well priced one. The fine tuning you can achieve with each pedal, not to mention the ability to turn it on and off on the fly in the middle of songs is something you only achieve with individual pedals (or a multi effects pedal with such a high price point and so many knobs that you may as well have gotten your individual favorites in the first place).
The best application for this pedal is for practice, and getting exposed to a lot of different quality effects for a very low price. This can greatly stimulate your mind and creative juices.
THAT BEING SAID...this pedal could still be used for small time gigs if you really wanted to, because it has presets in the Patch settings that you can fine tune and save for particular sounds you don't want to hunt for between songs. You could even conceivably practice switching patches in the middle of songs if you're desperate.
The drum machine is pretty standard. Pretty mechanical sounding, but most drum machines sound that way to me. I'm not a huge fan of drum machines in general, so take that with a grain of salt. No 3/4 beats on this one, which I mentioned to Donner to pass on to their development team (they really like that feedback, and are great to work with. They usually follow up on purchases, and have a clear vision for excellent customer service).
The design shocked me at first, and my wife and I both thought it looked like an old school controller. Turns out that's the retro look they were going for. Cute idea, even if it's not my personal taste. It feels very light, as it is a plastic exterior, but a metal one might feel far too bulky, particularly as it has a clip on the back you could clip into your belt or pocket (once again, conceivably for gigging and faster changes as much as possible).
This pedal has been a blast to play so far. Very much worth the money for the quality effects you can pipe through it!
Favorite use is as personal practice amp with effects.
For the price this is a great product for practicing whether at home or traveling. I use it with my ESP KH Junior, Sennheiser headphones and Blackstar Fly 3 portable mini amp when traveling. Great tone selections in a small, light package. High quality sound. Amazing!
I travel so much with at least one guitar or bass in tow so this cool SNES controller looking gadget paired with small speaker gets me awesome tones everywhere I go. It's like having 7 amp combos in one.
Great little unit. Small, so it fits in my case easily. It has great effects that are easy to figure out. Only issue I have is it isn't as loud as I would like. But over all it is an awesome purchase.
The media could not be loaded. I bought this after viewing a really cool and funny video on Amazon. It looked like an inexpensive way to get some cool effects for my guitar and ukuleles. I'm pretty inexperienced with such gadgets, so I took it to a friend's who loves effects pedals and asked him to 'test-drive' it for me. What he was able to do convinced me that I'd made a good choice. I'm still playing around with it, but I know the potential is there. If you have a chance, check out the video review. It's a lot of fun!
Really excellent, especially for the price point. I am really enjoying the drum effects. It is very user friendly and setup is very intuitive.
I really enjoy it
This was the perfect addition to my basic practice amp. Gives me all the distortions I want plus some extra effects. Tuner is a not as precise as my clip on tuner. The distortion metal effects sound killer and so does the Marshall mod. Can’t beat it for the $.
This was far better than I expected. You plug your guitar/bass into it and a guitar cable into your amp. Gives you not only a bunch of drum beats, but also guitar and bass tones. Combine this with a portable amp, travel electric guitar and you are all set for the perfect jamming/songwriting setup for the road.
It’s great substitute for pedals, great for beginners and easy to use
great product, easy to use
Very cool and easy to use
A nice sounding effect. There are no foot switchs so all changes need to be done by hand. Works with guitar, bass and microphone.
Great product for plugging in guitar or other instrument with 1/4 connection and quickly hearing how something will sound. Love plugging in acoustic electric ukes, violins, etc cetera.
It is very easy to setup, just plug and play. The knobs are of good quality, and the effects are really "fat" (you can really notice the presence of the delay and reverb). Overall it was a really cheap and bang for the buck pedals like effects. Just grab a guitar and loop it to an amp and you're ready to go!
This device is amazing! Definitely enhanced the sound of my guitar. Highly recommend.
I really really like this item as a pocket amp. The aux in is great for playing along with your favorite tunes. I wish the orange amp sim had more distortion but your value for investment is really high with this item. Pleasantly surprised.
Easy to use good tone range and exhalent reverb
Great effects & easy to use
I just got off of this thing- it's days bomb. Very easy to use on all my basses. Nice feel, more solid than it looks. Comes with dc 9v adapter.
This is a great tool for practicing, and could be used in limited live settings. Very sturdy, solid construction. As a singer songwriter, it gives an extra boost or color to backing guitar. And it's a lot of fun. Definitely a great value. Headphone output is a little weak, is the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5. I'd give it a solid 4.5 if I could.
This is a nice little home practice box or multi-effects for a home or even gigging environment. Personally, I purchased my unit for playing quietly at home, and for the price, it’s decent in that regard. The amp emulation is “ok,” there’s some grit between rock and metal that seems impossible to achieve with the settings available. The amp sim knob jumps hard into metal without giving me that middle zone that I was hoping for. The other effects are fine, in line with the Donner brand of pedals in terms of quality and sound. There’s better out there but you don’t buy a cheap multi effects hoping to destroy the boutique pedals. You can buy with confidence that this will work out of the box and will be solidly constructed. This exceeds the expectations for the price.
Like that there are presets and customizable sounds.
Ok...the reason why I gave it 4 stars is because there is a little bit of a learning curve to it, but once you figure out how to work it, you will not want to stop playing your guitar!The drum beats are great and out of the other combo effect pedals that I own and of course they have drums...this one surpasses all of them because the drum beats have style,its not redundant,this one sounds as if you had a live drummer in your living room,the different amps and the factory sound effects plus delay etc. are pretty good but the drum styles are the best feature for me.The size and quality are definitely worth every penny,great product for your money. I recommend it to anyone that likes to play guitar and doesn’t want to break the bank.
You can use it with your electric guitar or standalone with your audio studio gear. This is my second product from Donner so far in Audio Studio gear. I am Musician, singer-songwriter, electronic guitarist, pianist and percussionist. Got the 9 Volt to test it out, but using the included PSU in the box. Got this connected to my mixer audio studio interface using 1/4 (6.35mm). I got more for the 40 Drum Machine Kit it offers. I have another device from Amazon it only offered 18 Drum Machine Kit. Nice that this one gave me 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 00 (40). 1 thru 18 on Donner Multi-Pad 100 are not the same type of drums they have an unique sounding tone rhythm pattern from Donner so with Donner and the other brand gave me 58 different drum machine kits. I need as much choices for the Drum FX as I can get thanks Donner a got 40 more with your device plus I can create my own effects. Pros: 40 Drum Machine Kit Rhythm Pattern (5 Stars) Volume Start/Play Tap Tuner Value/Drum 4 cushioned lifted feet (you can use this as a stand-along on your studio desk connected to your studio gear. Nice touch (Donner thrown in some Donner labels stickers 2 in all) Manual included USB cable as well. Cons: None as I can see of yet!
This is so worth the money. It's well made and doesn't feel cheap. Clear crisp drum sounds.
Great value/features for the price.
it sounds super good considering the price!! some of the reverb effects sound a little odd, but overall good practice tool.
I gave this unit 4 stars based on the price. I honestly don't think you can get better sound or functionality for $50. The amp sims are decent but they sound better the hotter your pickups are. Single coils sound nice but it was hard to get any overdrive. But a set of humbuckers sounded pretty thick and gritty (I really liked them with the JCM sim). I used it with a battery and I didn't notice any noise at all. It's also the best headphone amp I've come across. If you're like me and live in a condo/apartment this makes is really convenient to practice at night. The unit is compact, the phones sound good and you won't wake your neighbors. The effects aren't that great. The mods are honestly terrible, the delay doesn't have separate time and feedback controls and the reverbs are just weird. But if you're a blues or rock player and you need just enough reverb and delay to give you sound some space you can dial it in. I had fun playing it and I'll definitely keep it handy.
It’s great - has echo and reverb with drum beats too!
Good options in compact form
Fun and affordable option!
for the money excellent
A lot better than I thought it would be it can be fastened to a belt but I use bluetooth sender and reciever works well and prevents accidental dropage of unit
woul recomend for quiet practice
Elderly Rock God
This did just what I needed - a drum machine. It has two options of clean amps, ideal for me as a rhythm guitarist. It also has a few other amps, which I don't need, not playing lead riffs. Tuner built in - not used it yet, drum has 39 options and various volumes. Don't know yet whether I can change drumbeat tempo. I would imagine you can. There are various effects knobs, reverb, echo etc - again, only a bit of reverb used. It is, however a real bargain at the price, and would be OK for inexperienced players, especially if they are lead guitarists - it has loads of different settings to investigate. Well pleased with it. One downer - it could really do with a foot switch to shut down options - e.g. to knock off drums at end of a song. Major plus - supplied with power adaptor plug - not usually supplied with other effect items.
This is a tremendous value for the money. It was purchased for my high school aged son who has picked up both bass guitar and electric guitar and who plays in our church band. He loves his electric guitar, and has a (very large) amp that has a few effects built into it, that he uses frequently to change the sound of his guitar. However, he picks up songs and guitar riffs and solos off of the internet and learns them at a pretty brisk pace. The problem with that is that he picks out the notes for the solos, but can't always recreate the authentic sound of these solos because he doesn't have an elaborate system of foot pedals or multiple electric guitars, as we don't have the budget for either, at the moment. He was beyond thrilled to receive this effects pedal as an early Christmas gift. Is it as authentic sounding as a super expensive foot pedal set-up? No. But it is way smaller and more portable, and is WAY cheaper! This is a great little effects pedal if you want to experiment with changing the tone of your guitar without breaking the bank. It is an excellent value for the money and is easily portable to take with you when you travel.
This is one cool game controller looking multi-effects pedal. It's loaded with a ton of effects like delays, reverbs, and different amp, cab and mods. It even has a built in drum machine and a tuner on it. There's regular play mode and a mode to patch/save your favorite sounds. Comes with 7 different amp styles and a ton of amp models like Marshall, Fender, Vox and Orange to name a few. Also includes 9V power supply, hookup for 9V battery and a belt clip to use. This thing is awesome!