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Users of the Yamaha Magicstomp now have a "one stop shop" to upload or download programs free of charge at www.magicstomp.com.
Currently online and active, the new website contains an overview of the Magicstomp's features and specifications; an audio demo and instruction guide; Patch/PC and Editor/USB Driver downloads; and patches from high-profile artists. Users can simply connect their Magicstomp to a Mac or PC computer via USB and begin editing programs, patch configurations, downloads, or share their patches with other Magicstomp users. Bundled software includes driver, editor and tone data files, with a number of preset and additional patches.
Designed for electric or acoustic/electric guitars, the Magicstomp provides effects from the Yamaha UD, AG and DG Stomp programs, plus a number of digital effects from the Yamaha SPX family in an ultra-compact "stomp box" format, including pitch shift, filter programs, lush reverbs, amp, speaker and microphone modeling, expansive delay programs, custom spatial effects and more. A total of 198 sound programs (99 preset/99 user) include vintage and new amp models, effects, and speaker/microphone models, using powerful 24-bit processing.
The user-friendly interface contains hot-rod plum and brushed aluminum bodywork, an easy-to-read LCD, three surface multi-function parameter knobs, increment/decrement and on/off switches, and volume control. Popular parameters are available in real time. In addition to USB, connections include balanced 1/4" stereo outputs. Accessories include a 9-Volt phantom power supply and USB cable.
The Magicstomp is currently available and carries an MSRP of $299.99.