If you’re a guitarist who doesn’t like to deal with the hassle of carrying your huge pedal board setup or multi-FX pedal every time you have to play a live show and you wish there was an easier way out – HARMAN’s DigiTech iStomp pedal might be just for you. Touted as “the ultimate stompbox for musicians”, the iStomp is a stompbox that has the ability to transform into any pedal with the help of your iOS device.
All you have to do is plug in your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad to the iStomp and select which pedal you’d like it to be. With just one iStomp pedal, you’ll be able to create tons of guitar effects – great when your live set up doesn’t require multiple effects in a single song, as all you need to do is just load up what you need in between songs. With two to three iStomp pedals or a mix of regular stomboxes with one iStomp, you can easily recreate your usual six to ten pedal set up with ease.
Another advantage to using iStomp is the ability to set up your pedal on your iOS device so you can have your pedal sounding exactly the way you want it to, every time without you wasting any time on stage before your set starts. The initial purchase of the iStomp gives you two of the most popular requested effects for free: DigiTech Total Recall Delay and the DigiTech Redline Overdrive. Additional sounds and effects can be purchased from the in-app store, and they can even be sampled for free (for five minutes) before you decide to buy anything.
A pretty cool idea if you ask me, especially if you’re constantly touring and performing. Just make sure your iOS device isn’t out of battery if you need to change your iStomp’s effects. The iStomp is available now for $229.95, with in-app purchases starting at $4.99 each. Check out the video demonstration: