iRig STOMP is the first stompbox guitar interface for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For the first time, guitar and bass players can now integrate their favorite iOS signal processing apps into their existing live pedalboard setup for enhanced tone shaping and effects processing using an iPhone/iPod touch or iPad.
iRig STOMP is based on the wildly popular AmpliTube iRig interface and is compatible with any iOS (dare we say decent sounding?) guitar / amp / instrument app. With its compact, standard stompbox shape, iRig STOMP is packed with many smart features found here for the first time in an iOS audio accessory.
The new iRig Stomp interface is extremely familiar. What is it? Well, it’s basically a stompbox interface for your iOS device that allows you to use your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with your existing pedalboard and rig. Or, you can use just the iRig Stomp. It’s constructed from durable military-grade aluminum for indestructible performance (unless you run over it with a tank), and has the same switch you find on todays most popular foot pedals.
The iRig Stomp has a standard “stompbox” shape and size making it easy to incorporate into your existing pedalboard. It has a standard 1/4" guitar input, and a mono/stereo L&R out jack set for dual purposes for every playing situation. You can use the left/mono out to send the processed signal through more pedals and/or direct to your amplifier, or use the two L/R 1/4" jacks to send a stereo signal to a stereo channel on your mixer. Either way, you’ll have fantastic tone thanks to…
A large gain knob on the top of the pedal allows you to adjust the input signal gain structure to provide you with the maximum amount of headroom needed for your apps. No more weak signals sent down the line, now you are in control. This knob is a great feature for pushing the preamps of high-gain amp models. Play with it and it will bring a [crap-eating] grin to your face. Seriously.
The iRig Stomp is an active circuit powered either by a 9v battery or by your pedalboard power system. Both ways provide a high quality active system signal with lots of headroom. Whoohooo!
Let’s say you don’t want your iOS device to interfere with a particular song. No problem. The handy dandy chrome device on the top we like to call the “switch” will completely bypass the iOS signal path with a simple click. And, it’s ultra quiet so you won’t distract your audience with that annoying “switch” sound when using it. You know the one we’re talking about.
We also built in a nice feature called the “headphone jack.” Now, we didn’t invent it, but it sure is a peacekeeper in most households where there are other human-like inhabitants. It doesn’t disable the other output jacks, but then again you wouldn’t be using it if you were using the other jacks, so it just doesn’t matter.
It’s a “compact” stompbox so basically it’s shaped like a deluxe pack of gum. Technically, yes it could fit in your pocket, but it’s really designed to accompany your guitar case or pedalboard. It may be small, but at least it’s little. Don’t lose it.