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The StompIO by IK Multimedia is an advanced guitar and bass guitar effects system and a one-of-a-kind device that gives you full control over all "Powered by AmpliTube" software/plug-ins with the same... Read More

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The StompIO by IK Multimedia is an advanced guitar and bass guitar effects system and a one-of-a-kind device that gives you full control over all "Powered by AmpliTube" software/plug-ins with the same feeling of a traditional hardware floor processor. There's no need to even look at the computer screen or touch the mouse, making this hardware/software combination one of the most powerful guitar effects modeling systems ever made.

StompIO comes fully stocked with 5 full software packages: AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal and AmpliTube X-GEAR—that's over $1,500 worth of software included. Combined, this gives you more than 150 highly-sought-after modern and vintage gear models, including 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, giving you a staggering number of more than 180,000 possible combinations.

All of these models have been emulated with custom-shop precision and craftsmanship using IK's exclusive DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology. It is one the industry's most realistic modeling technologies and the culmination of 10 years of IK's pioneering research and development into software-based amp and FX modeling. Together, the DSM technology and "Powered by AmpliTube" products included in StompIO have won over 30 awards from the most respected industry publications, and has earned the right to wear the Ampeg name as well as represent the amazing legacy of Jimi Hendrix.

As 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 with 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. From vintage to modern, clean to metal, it lets you customize your sound with pro-quality tone. The only limit to what you can do with the StompIO in achieving a superior, unique tone is now your imagination, live and in the studio.

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 experimenting with 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, it 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 professionals this level of convenience and flexibility without sacrificing tone or performance. Plus, the StompIO is 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, the unit easily manages a staggering 4,000 presets with 5 different play modes to suit your playing style. It also gives you full editing control and the ability to create, save, and manage presets using just your feet. Take charge of your virtual gear rig with 10 on-board metal switches, 6 dynamic knobs with 2 large displays, and up to 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. It lets you duplicate almost any imaginable rig virtually, then control it with unparalleled freedom. It also 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, this incredible component 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 the need for putting down your guitar or tedious automation editing. It's compatible with every DAW system, and has balanced outputs for traditional recording and S/PDIF output for high-quality digital recording.

Features
  • Includes 5 software packages: AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube X-GEAR
  • 150 superior sounding models, 74 effects
  • 51 stomps, 26 amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics, 23 rack effects on 2 rigs
  • Control your rig on stage
  • Use it in studio with any DAW
  • High-end audio interface
  • Completely expandable
  • Includes extra bonus disk of 4 software and sounds
Controller
  • 10 metal foot switches with LEDs
  • 6 rotary encoders with knob
  • 2x40 character LCD display for menus/presets/values
  • Large LED display with 4 digits for patch number
  • 3 LED input level meter
  • Volume knob
  • 4 buttons for easy, fast navigation
  • All software parameters can be controlled by foot
  • Instant tuner recall button/switch
  • Tap Tempo
  • MIDI In/Out
  • 6 optional external controllers, pedal/switches
  • Rugged metal enclosure/construction
Audio Interface
  • USB 2.0 compatible
  • Class A discrete input preamp
  • High-end A/D - D/A stages
  • High performance analog circuitry
  • Ultra-low audio latency (2ms ASIO buffer size)
  • Instrument input
  • Direct Out
  • Unbalanced Stereo Out
  • Digital S/PDIF Out
  • Headphones Out
  • Optimized drivers
Compatibility
  • Can be used as recording interface with all DAW studios supporting ASIO/Core Audio drivers including Cubase, Logic, Live, Tracktion, Sonar, Digital Performer, etc... can be integrated with ProTools as plug-in controller
Also includes
  • Rugged, metal expression pedal, wah style
  • Universal power supply unit (100/240 VAC)
Specifications
  • System Requirements
  • Minimal:
  • (Power PC Mac): 866 MHz G4 processor, 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • (Intel-based Mac): 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • (Win PC): Pentium 1GHz/Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512MB of RAM, Windows XP/Vista or later
  • Suggested:
  • (Power PC Mac): Dual 1.25 GHz G4 or G5 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • (Intel-based Mac): 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • (Win PC): Pentium 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later
  • Supported Plug-in formats:
  • (Power PC Mac, Intel-based Mac): AU, VST, RTAS
  • (Win PC): VST, RTAS
  • Other:
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion
  • 44.1 or 48 kHz operation
  • >107 dBA SNR A/D
  • 110 dBA SNR D/A (Bal Outputs)
  • +4dBu Balanced Output, +20dBu max Output level
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
7) LIMITED WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants to the original purchaser of the computer software product, for a period of ninety (90) days following the date of original purchase, that under normal use, the software program and the user documentation are free from defects that will materially interfere with the operation of the program as described in the enclosed user documentation.

8) WARRANTY CLAIMS

To make a warranty claim under the above limited warranty, please return the product to the point of purchase, accompanied by proof of purchase, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect, or send the CD(s) to us at the below address within ninety (90) days of purchase. Include a copy of the dated purchase receipt, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect. IK Multimedia or its authorized dealer will use reasonable commercial efforts to repair or replace the product and return it to you (postage prepaid) or issue to you a credit equal to the purchase price, at its option.

9) LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants only that the program will perform as described in the user documentation. No other advertising, description or representation, whether made by a IK Multimedia dealer, distributor, agent or employee, shall be binding upon IK Multimedia or shall change the terms of this warranty.

EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, IK MULTIMEDIA MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS PRODUCT. IK MULTIMEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A NINETY (90) DAY DURATION OF THIS LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY AND IS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. IK MULTIMEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, EVEN IF IK MULTIMEDIA IS ADVISED OF OR AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS MEANS THAT IK MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SRL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, OR FOR DAMAGES OR COSTS AS A RESULT OF LOSS OF TIME, DATA OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE EXCEPT THE ACTUAL COST OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL IK MULTIMEDIA LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT.


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5.0

Worth it but not easy

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from Ilderton, Ontario

Ok I'm a big fan of Ik Multimedia. The stomp io matched up with Amplitube 3 is amazing. The quality is amazing, heavy duty, well thought out for on stage live use. I own it and have been using it for about a year. Here are my thoughts. Pros, ability to have differnt modes, for instanse stomp mode & play mode,(using banks and A through B for different song parts)This allows you to with a press of a button to dial in your delay settings exactly the way they are set. (Same as the pros using CAE midi systems.) Many I/O options and expandability. Now with custom shop gear is added frequently and is nice because you pick and choose which gear you have. I use mine in two ways, as a total amp effects into my effects return on my tube amp, the second is as a stomp effects going directly into my tube amp input. Nice to have the flexability. cons I would say its not easy, takes time to learn Amplitube and Stomp io, but like i say it is worth it when you get it. But if you want to turn something on and just make it work its not exactly that easy. You have to run it from a host computer so, In my case i run a mac mini, and its not a big deal, but if you have a desktop computer you have to think how that would work on stage. Would also recommend a ups for live shows.

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5.0

Stomp IO Way to Go

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from Pensacola Fl

Absolutely awesome floor unit filled with amplitube products. If you have Amp 3 or Amp Fender, you owe it to yourself to get this. No more pushing the button with your finegr to get the tone that you want thru the PA. Edit your tones on the computer or the unit, computer much easier of course. 4000 presets available, I dont use that many. I have (2) computers an xp and a Vista, I had no problems on the Xp, but, I did have to make an adjustment on my vista, I changed my power setting for the battery to Max Power, I had some pops and crackles until I did that, I couldn't believe that would make a difference, but, it did. Now I have nothing but pure sound coming out. It's high dollar, but, well worth it. Instant changes to presets, hundreds to choose from or make your own. I usually change presets a bit to get the tone that I want, most do.

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2.0

HISS, CRACKLE, POP! TOO BAD.

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from Sandy, Ut.

I really wanted to give this thing 0 stars but that would be unfair and people including myself tend to ignore those kind of reviews. I'll start with summarized bad news: * Once your money's down, you're basically the permanent owner of this thing no matter what!(defective, dissatisfied or whatever, You're STUCK!) * Here's why; The retailer that you've come to love and trust is completely unable to help you due to copyright laws. So IK multimedia has you over a barrel, and boy do they know it.(more about that and other details later.) * One big problem is the thing is a HUGE system resource HOG! (CPU, RAM, USB. Etc.) * Among other things, it pretty much demands ALL USB resources so everything else must be unplugged (WHAT?.. I know.) * The controller has no memory so to use it, you must always be closely tethered to a computer via a short USB cable. If the USB transfer rate falters which it does. You get LOUD snaps, crackles, pops, and hiss. * All-in-all this thing really becomes a huge liability. * At first glance it seems sturdy. However, as you use it, you find that it's not only poorly designed, but the plastic parts are weak and flimsy. * Regarding poor design; making adjustments via the controller is a MESS, and the real-time communication from software to controller should be much better. * In fairness some of the effects and models a pretty cool, but it's definitely not worth the money. Don't get drawn in like I did. There are better choices out there.(Not sure if I'm allowed to start naming here.) * So here's the worst of it. Although IK's customer service is fairly friendly and responsive, I've been going back and forth with controller problems for the better part of a month, and they just keep you going in circles.(maybe because after 30 days your sunk with most retailers anyway) Here's the game so far a.)Download all new drivers. b.)Unplug ALL other USB peripherals,(WHAT? I know, it gets worse) c.)Try different ports. d.) Try third party software. e.)Disable hyper-threading(ARE YOU KIDDING?) f.)Go into device manager and start disabling hardware.(NO, we're not kidding.) g.)Not sure yet, maybe go back to "a".) To answer those wondering, my system is a top rated 3.2GHz, with 2MB ram. Far beyond they're recommended requirements. * Well, there it is. I hope I've saved someone some grief. However, they told me that others have had success getting it running, So...

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