updated 06:00 pm EST, Fri January 19, 2007
StompIO floor controller
IK Multimedia has announced the StompIO, a USB floor controller meant to work with the company's AmpliTube 2 guitar and effects modeller. The unit functions with either a Mac or a PC to offer (using AmpliTube) 4,000 presets, 20,000 amp combinations and 32 effects on two rigs. The controller is further designed to behave like a traditional analog floor processor, making it more familiar for the average musician. IK's StompIO features two displays, seven knobs, and 10 switches that function with up to six external controller types that include MIDI, USB, direct-in, and balanced/unbalanced stereo. For protection the Stomp uses metal construction and a cable safety handle. Macs connected to the processor require Mac OS X 10.3.9. The company has yet to set a price, but is expected to ship the accessory in the second quarter of this year.