Programmable pedal provides any effect you want 20/03/12
DigiTech and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced shipping of the revolutionary DigiTech iStomp stompbox. The iStomp pedal, an entirely new concept in guitar stompboxes, allows musicians to program the effect pedal with any sound they want – and change it at any time. The iStomp connects to an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad enabling musicians to load the effect of their choice into the iStomp. Here's all the details in Digitech's own words...
The iStomp pedal connects to an Apple iOS device using the DigiTech Smart Cable that comes with the iStomp. Once connected, the DigiTech StompShop provides two of the most popular requested effects, the DigiTech Total Recall Delay and the DigiTech Redline Overdrive with the initial purchase. The app also offers access to additional effects that iStomp owners can browse, try out, and purchase for their stompbox. The iStomp pedal has four knobs to control effects parameters, which change their function according to which effect is loaded.
iStomp makes trying out new sounds easier than ever. Any guitarist can try any pedal from the Stomp Shop for free for up to 5 minutes – in their own home, using their own guitar and amp. Approximately 24 pedals will be offered initially, and the selection will expand to include exclusive pedals from DigiTech, officially licensed pedals from other manufacturers and classic legacy DigiTech and DOD products.
Every musician wants to create his or her signature sound, and many buy, sell and trade pedals constantly in their quest for the ultimate tone. With iStomp, users simply pay the cost of a download if they want to get something new. Multiple iStomp pedals can be authorized to the same iTunes account, allowing customers to purchase an effect once from the in-app store, and then load it into any iStomp pedal registered to them. All purchases are saved within the app, making it easy to build up a wide ranging effects collection. Pricing and Availability:
The DigiTech iStomp is shipping now priced at RRP £159 inc VAT. The iStomp pedal comes with an iOS authorization cable, power supply and the two initial downloads. Additional downloads are available starting at £2.99 each.