Effects are like jellybeans. You can’t have just one — and is there really a flavor you don’t like? They’re all good. But since I must, I have to give you a list of the best flavors of effects this year. Keep in mind, if I could, I’d give you a top 20 list of my favorite stomp boxes of 2012, but I’ll limit it to five because I need to hold your attention and honestly, I’d be splitting hairs with some because there were so many good ones to pick from.
DigiTech's new iStomp works like a traditional stompbox with one huge exception: It can be completely reconfigured by loading it with any of the 32 (and growing) e-pedals available in the Stomp Shop app.
While software developers have created some cool guitar apps for the iPad, they’re not exactly easy to use onstage due to the lack of foot controls and the fragility of the typical guitar-to-iPad audio interface. However, DigiTech’s new iPB-10 elevates the iPad’s live performance functionality to professional quality by using the device as a processing engine and command center for DigiTech’s impressive effects, amp and cabinet modeling software and placing it in a durable, roadworthy floor-mounted controller with heavy-duty footswitches, a sweepable control pedal and numerous output options.
As we reported earlier, DigiTech introduced its new iStomp pedal at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. DigiTech is calling the pedal the "future of the stompbox." It looks like a typical stombox -- a footswitch and four knobs -- but the difference is it can become virtually any pedal you like.
Just when you thought all delay pedals were repeats of one another, DigiTech comes along with something really unique. The TimeBender takes delay in an entirely different direction with 10 effects that range from traditional to out of this world.