updated 03:00 pm EST, Tue January 22, 2008
IK ships StompIO
After numerous delays, IK Multimedia has at last begun shipping the StompIO, a combination USB floor controller and audio interface for guitars. The unit is designed to mimic traditional floor controllers, and once set up, can thus be used without touching a computer. The unit specifically functions with IK's AmpliTube-based software, which lets users replicate numerous amps, mics, stomps, cabinets and rack effects on the fly.
Bundled in the package are several such applications, including AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix and AmpliTube X-GEAR. AmpliTube Metal is also included, but only for previously registered AmpliTube 2 owners. The StompIO costs $1,050, and on Macs requires an 866MHz G4 or better running Mac OS X 10.4.