Sony HR-MP5 Multi Processor

Sony HR-MP5
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The Sony HR-MP5 is a compact (half rack) multi-effects processor most suitable for recording studio use. Up to seven effects can be obtained simultaneously. Released as a more affordable way to get the DPS series effects for the smaller studio or home studio enthusiast, the HR-MP5 delivers outstanding effects that are comparable to the DPS series from which it’s effects are derived.

User-friendly operation
The high visibility of the large full-dot display enables speedy and smooth operation by letting you visually check the operating status in real time while operating the dial and shuttle ring.

Rich selection of preset effects
100 different effects created by musicians, mixing engineers and acoustic engineers from all over the world are stored in memory, so the effects you need are always at hand.

Flexible sound creation
When you need effects different from those stored in the preset program, you can use the edit function to create and store in memory up to 100 original effects.

Connectable to MIDI devices
With this unit’s MIDI function, digital control is possible from MIDI components such as keyboards as well as MIDI sequencers and computers equipped with a MIDI interface.


Sony HR-GP5
Sony also released a dedicated guitar processor based on the HR-MP5, the Sony HR-GP5.
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Sony HR-MP5 Multi Processor Reviews

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(2 Reviews)

Build Quality 80%
Sound Quality 88%
Usefullness 88%
Mojo/Funk 75%
Reliability 83%

What other owners say...


By Anonymous

Build Quality 80%
Sound Quality 100%
Usefullness 100%
Mojo/Funk 100%
Reliability 80%

Who haven’t seen the video with the Juno60 hooked up to one of these? Made me buy a mint condition Juno60, and a Sony HR-MP5. Actually: 2 of them. Battery holder soldered, LCD backlight replaced, DC-DC fixed, EEPROM flashed with latest firmware, this unit is for eternety. It’s one of those miracle machines that should not be outstanding based on the parameters, but it does something to your brain. Forget the DSP-V77 — this is the stuff dreams are made of.

Good but not great

By Anonymous

Build Quality 80%
Sound Quality 75%
Usefullness 75%
Mojo/Funk 50%
Reliability 85%

Good but not great, if you are looking for a cheap DSP series unit, this is not it, save your money and buy a Sony DSP-V77, it is still the best of the bunch.

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Released: 1994
Quantization: 1 Bit
(18 bit Resolution)
Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-22kHz
Dynamic Range: >92dB
THD: Below 0.01%