IK Multimedia is proud to announce that the highly anticipated StompIO™, advanced USB floor controller + audio interface + modeling software bundle, is finally shipping! For the first time, this revolutionary guitar/bass FX system gives you full control over all "Powered by AmpliTube®" software/plug-ins with the same feeling of a traditional hardware floor processor - no need to even look at the computer screen or touch the mouse - making this hardware/software combination one of the most powerful FX modeling systems ever made.
StompIO comes fully stocked with 5 full software packages: AmpliTube 2, Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, AmpliTube Metal (only for previously registered AmpliTube 2 users) and AmpliTube X-GEAR (that's over $1,200/€990 worth of software included), totaling over 150 different highly-sought-after modern and vintage gear models with 30 awards won combined. The only limit to what you can do with the StompIO to achieve a superior, truly unique custom tone is now your imagination.
The ultimate live and studio rig
No other FX processor lets you fully control software live and use it to record in the studio with the exact same pro-quality setup. With StompIO, you have the advantage of the most powerful, fully customizable, expandable and upgradeable system ever made, thanks to the "Powered by AmpliTube" modular architecture. When used with laptops or mini computers, StompIO also offers an extremely compact and mobile solution for playing live and recording, ideal for touring and gigging guitarists. No other system on the market today gives professional guitar players this level of convenience and flexibility without sacrificing tone or performance.
Controller and interface with high-end design
The StompIO has been designed with the highest standard in mind, with a Class-A DI, an all-analog, console-grade design, low-latency optimized drivers, professional controller feature-set and robust metal construction.
On stage, StompIO easily manages a staggering 4,000 presets with 5 different play modes to suit your playing style, with full editing control and the ability to create, save, and manage presets with only your feet. Take full control of your virtual gear rig with 10 on-board metal switches and 6 dynamic knobs with 2 large displays, plus to up 6 additional expression pedals or switches for monster rig control (1 expression pedal is included). Balanced and unbalanced outs let you connect the output of StompIO to an amp or house PA, and the MIDI in/out allows you to integrate traditional hardware processors for the ultimate live rig.
StompIO is the ideal stage solution for the touring pro. Downsize your complicated and failure-prone rig and stop checking batteries and cables before every single show. StompIO lets you duplicate almost any imaginable rig virtually, then control it with unparalleled freedom. StompIO allows you to switch entire rigs instantly with no pops, clicks or drop-outs, and using X-GEAR you can replace your bulky stage rig without sacrificing any of your tone.
In the studio, StompIO combines the audio-quality of a high-end audio interface (with >107dBA, the highest dynamic range in its category) with an advanced automation controller to record your entire performances without handing off your guitar, and no need for tedious automation editing. StompIO is compatible with every DAW system, with balanced outputs for traditional recording and S/PDIF output for high-quality digital recording.
Superior software bundle
5 full software products are included in StompIO: AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, AmpliTube Metal (only for previously registered AmpliTube 2 users) and AmpliTube X-GEAR. Over $1,200/€990 worth of software alone - more than the retail price of StompIO!
These products combined offer the widest selection of superior-sounding analog modeled gear ever, with over 150 included models: 51 stomps, 26 amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics and 23 rack effects, fully configurable on 2 separate rigs, with up to 20 simultaneous effects. Plus you can build your own custom hybrid amp thanks to AmpliTube's exclusive separate amp Pre, EQ and Power section design, within a staggering number of over 180,000 possible combinations!
All the models have been emulated with custom-shop precision and craftsmanship using IK's exclusive DSM™ (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology, the industry's most realistic modeling technology and the culmination of 10 years of IK's pioneering research and development into software-based amp and fx modeling. IK's DSM™ technology and the "Powered by AmpliTube" products included in StompIO, together have won over 30 awards from the most respected publications in the market and has earned the right to wear the Ampeg® name as well as represent the amazing legacy of Jimi Hendrix™. From vintage to modern, clean to metal, the StompIO lets you customize your sound with pro-quality tone.
And if this is not enough, StompIO also includes 4 additional bonus software packages: Mackie Tracktion 2.1 audio/MIDI sequencer, T-RackS EQ, SampleTank SE, and 500MB of Sonic Reality loops. These help make StompIO a complete recording, songwriting and producing environment that has no comparison on the market. That's a total of 10 products in one box, covering everything from effects processing to recording, composing and editing.
Price and availability
StompIO is now available from all worldwide IK dealers and distributors, as well as on the IK online shop, for an MSRP of €799/$1,049.
The included AmpliTube Metal for AmpliTube 2 registered users will be available by March.