Pre-Owned Disaster Area DPC-5 Gen 3


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Disaster Area DPC-5 Gen 3

DPC-5 Gen3 Programmable Bypass Switcher with MIDI

The DPC-5 is a compact MIDI controller and loop switcher. It’s designed to control a mix of MIDI and non-MIDI pedals in your rig, allowing you to craft presets that you can engage instantly when you need them. A single tap on your DPC-5 can turn up to five non-MIDI pedals on or off, send tap tempo to a delay or other device, change the channel on your amplifier, and switch programs on up to four MIDI devices. That’s a lot of power in a small footprint!

Want even more control? Add the optional side roller to send expression data to any or all of your connected MIDI devices!

Managing a pedalboard filled with a mix of MIDI and non-MIDI devices can be challenging, but the DPC-5 is designed to make it simple.

If you have one MIDI device, the DPC-5 Gen3 can simplify selecting programs, send it expression or tap tempo, or even keep it locked in to a MIDI clock.  We can also control the loop recorder / looper on several popular devices such as the Strymon Timeline, Eventide H9, and Line 6 M9 / M13.   Unlike the DMC-3XL and DMC-4 Gen3, the looper mode doesn’t occupy one of the device slots, so you can still get full control even with the looper mode enabled.

As helpful as the DPC-5 Gen3 is for single device users, it really shines when used with multiple pedals.  Instead of scrolling around on each device to select a program for your next song, the DMC can send simultaneous commands to all of your pedals to select the exact patches you want with a single tap!  Using our Preset Mode, changing sounds on all of your MIDI pedals is as easy as changing the channel on your TV remote.  The DPC-5Gen3 can control up to four separate devices.

And by adding our new Clock Mode, we’ve taken pedalboard control to a new level!  You can select your tempo by BPM, or tap in a new tempo any time.  The DPC-5 Gen3 allows for a global tempo that you can tap in at any time, or preset tempos that change along with your MIDI programs.  You can even configure the MultiJack to send taps to your non-MIDI devices with tap tempo inputs.


This switcher works nicely as intended and is in very good condition, showing only some light external wear as can be seen in photos. 


  • Size: 10” x 2.6” x 2” (250mm x 66mm x 51mm)
  • 5-pin MIDI output (use MIDI-Y Cable for MIDI input)
  • MultiJack functions as tap tempo output, expression pedal input, MIDI output
  • Expression port functions as expression pedal input or remote footswitch input
  • USB port for firmware update or USB-MIDI, USB HOST requires gHOST Adapter
  • Controls up to four MIDI devices
  • Bypassable input buffer on Loop 1
  • Power: 9V DC, 100mA or less
  • Blue LED display with user-definable brightness
  • 5 bypass loops
  • Isolated TRS ouptut for amp switching or tap tempo
  • MIDI Clock and tap source
  • Soft-touch footswitches
  • Preset, Foot, Looper, Clock, and MIDI modes

Type: Effects