5th October 2007 — IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that the long awaited StompIO™, USB floor controller and audio interface, will start shipping in November. The StompIO gives you full control over the 5 current “Powered by AmpliTube®” software/plug-ins (AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube Metal™ and AmpliTube 2 Live) and also future packages, with the same feeling of a traditional hardware floor processor - no need to even look at the computer screen or touch the mouse - for a combination of hardware and software making it the most powerful guitar amp and FX system ever made.
You can finally play live with ultimate amp and FX modeling software and an unprecedented sound quality, power and flexibility-which will revolutionize your stage and studio guitar and bass rigs. Immediately access thousands of amp combinations and hundreds of effects with fully selectable and configurable stomp boxes, amp-heads, cabinets + mics and rack effects. All of this can be used as standalone software for live play or integrated as a plug-in with the most popular DAWs such as Pro Tools®, Cubase®, Logic®, Live™ and more.
Cutting edge, stage-ready, guitar/bass amp and FX system
StompIO brings hardware control to software amp and effects with the highest level of integration, providing the same feeling of playing your guitar or bass through traditional hardware gear, but with tremendous advantages over classic processors. This PC/Mac based guitar and bass effects system offers incomparable sound quality, flexibility, expandability, upgradeability, portability and number/management of presets, in respect of traditional guitar and bass gear.
Loaded with first-class custom software with unlimited expandability
StompIO comes with either the full version of AmpliTube 2 or the just announced AmpliTube Metal, at user’s choice, worth €199/$249.
Plus the StompIO also comes with the new AmpliTube X-GEAR (€79.99/$99.99) that allows you to open any “Powered by AmpliTube” application in a single interface with full mixing and matching between the astounding number of included analog amp and effects models, and you can fully control all of them with the StompIO.
Price & Availability
StompIO will cost €869/$1,049 (list price including €359/$449 worth of new software and hardware accessories for current and new users) and will be available through the IK international sales network by November 2007. Pre-orders are already available in the IK Online Store (FREE SHIPPING on pre-orders only) and through selected authorized dealers. Quantities are limited so orders will be processed on a first-come/first-served basis.