IK Multimedia’s StompIO USB floor controller and audio interface.Sunrise, FL (January 29, 2008)–IK Multimedia has released its StompIO USB floor controller and audio interface, which gives users full control over the five 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.
According to the company, with StompIO, there’s no need to look at the computer screen or touch the mouse. Users can play live with amp and FX modeling software and 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 DAWs such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Live and more.
The PC/Mac-based guitar and bass effects system reportedly offers sound quality, flexibility, expandability, upgradeability, portability and number/management of presets, in respect of traditional guitar and bass gear. In a stage-ready, heavy-metal enclosure, StompIO offers up to -110 dB S/N ratio, Class-A DI guitar/bass input, MIDI IN/OUT for integration within any traditional guitar rig, S/PDIF out for digital recording, direct monitoring and four stereo outs (balanced/unbalanced). StompIO also includes a built-in body handler for portability and cable securing and a metal expression pedal for immediate Wah and volume control.