As technology keeps getting better and smaller, a stomp box that hooks up to your iPhone to emulate real guitar sounds, sounds about right.
So here we have Griffin, the company who makes a lot of iPhone and iPad peripherals, stepping into the world of guitar pedals… well kind of. Griffin has paired this stomp box with the very popular iPhone app called iShred.
iShred allows you to make music that sounds legit on your iPhone and iPad (check the video below). The company claims that StompBox effectively recreates the experience of an actual pedalboard.
StompBox brings a new level of realism to iPad-based music effects apps like iShred LIVE by replicating the performance-ready durability of pro-quality effects pedals.
Connected to a compatible iPad or other iOS device with a 1-meter-long heavy-duty dock connector cable, StompBox gives the user four professional quality foot switches.
StompBox accepts an industry-standard 1/4″ mono plug from a wide range of variable inputs, including volume, expression, and wah-wah pedals.
In addition to use in music settings, StompBox can act as an assignable controller for other foot-switch-compatible applications. (more here)
Stompbox sells for $99 and will be available very soon. If anyone has any hands on experience with this thing please get in touch.
And just a reminder to all musicians, this is the way of the future, digitized amps, digitized effects. If bands employ technologies like this to play shows, the world of touring could be a whole lot easier.