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DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox   

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The DigiTech iStomp is an entirely new concept in pedals. It works just like a traditional stompbox with one huge exception. It can be completely rec...Click To Read More About This Product

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The pedal that changes everything now with 10 free e-pedals included!

The DigiTech iStomp is an entirely new concept in pedals. It works just like a traditional stompbox with one huge exception. It can be completely reconfigured by loading it with any of the many e-pedals available in the Stomp Shop app. The iStomp now comes with 10 of the top ePedals, right out of the box!

Unlike devices that require you to stay tethered to your iOS device, the iStomp does all of its processing internally. This means professional-quality, high-definition signal processing with no latency and you don’t need your iOS device while you’re playing.

See what the new world of e-pedals can do for your music.

Stomp Shop App
Connect the iStomp to an iOS device using the DigiTech Smart Cable. In about the same time it takes to download a song, you can completely reconfigure the iStomp with any e-pedal from your virtual road case using the Stomp Shop app. Disconnect the Smart Cable and you’re ready to use your iStomp just like you would any traditional pedal. Just download the software for free at http://www.digitech.com/en-US/softwares/stomp-shop-ios-43.

e-pedal Virtual Road Case
The Stomp Shop saves a record of all the e-pedals you purchase becoming your e-pedal virtual road case. You can now carry your entire e-pedal collection with you on your phone. From the Stomp Shop app you can reload any e-pedal to your iStomp at any time.

e-pedal Custom LED Color
You can choose one the color of the 9 dot LED light on their iStomp when you load an e-pedal from the Stomp Shop App e-pedal store and virtual road case. It is a great way to identify each e-pedal when it is loaded on your iStomp.

DigiTech Smart Cable (DSC for iOS)
The new DigiTech Smart Cable (DSC) is a proprietary cable developed by DigiTech in conjunction with Apple that allows direct communication between DigiTech products and iOS devices such as an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. The iStomp along with the Stomp Shop App are the first DigiTech products to incorporate the new DSC cable and DSC Port.

DigiTech and iStomp are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. iPhone, iPod touch, iPod, iPad and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. “Made for iPhone”, “Made for iPod”, and “Made for iPad” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPhone, iPod, and iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. iPod, iPhone, or iPad are not included. Features, specifications, and appearance are subject to change without notice.

FEATURES
  • Includes top 10 ePedals
  • Load any e-pedal to your iStomp from the Stomp Shop e-pedal store and virtual road case
  • Free software downloads offers 34 different e-pedals to choose from
  • User-defined custom LED color for any e-pedal loaded to the iStomp
  • Die-cut removable custom labels for multiple e-pedals included with your iStomp
  • True stereo in and stereo out
  • Stomp Shop App saves all your e-pedals in the app to become your virtual road case

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SPECIFICATIONS

iStomp Downloadable Stompbox

  • Controls: On/Off Footswitch, 4 Control Knobs
  • Audio Jacks: Input 1 (Mono), Input 2, Output 1 (Mono), Output 2
  • Connector Cable: Proprietary DSC-iOS Cable
  • Input Impedance: 500 kOhm (mono), 1 MOhm (stereo)
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 1.7 dB (through DSP)
  • SNR: >101dB (A weighted)
  • Power Consumption: 150 mA @ 9 VDC
  • Power Supply: PS0913DC-01 (US, JA, EU), PS0913DC-02 (AU, UK)
  • Dimensions: 4.9” (L) x 3.15” (W) x 1.65” (H)
  • Weight: 0.6lb.
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DigiTechiStomp Downloadable Stompbox
 
4.1

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (71)
  • Versatile (64)
  • Excellent sound quality (61)
  • Compact (59)
  • Responsive (45)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Limited selection of effects (5)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (58)
  • Performances (55)
  • Amateur recording (35)
  • Outdoor events / games (31)
  • Professional recording (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (55), Professional musician (29), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Listen with your Ears..

I think this pedal sounds fantastic, and it's built as well as anything else I've used. The configurable LED is pretty cool as well. I know many guitarists are hung up on the...Read complete review

I think this pedal sounds fantastic, and it's built as well as anything else I've used. The configurable LED is pretty cool as well. I know many guitarists are hung up on the true-bypass issue, and I am as well to an extent. BUT, the very first thing on my board is a BS-2 buffer/spliiter, from Axxess Electronics, which converts my signal to low impedance, and from that point on, there is no signal loss, extra noise, or any other audible issues. I can run true bypass and buffered devices w/o any problems. It's all in how you set up your pedal board.
It's a simple stompbox, but I love the fact that I can use it as a supplement to my pedal board. I find that on occasion I need an octaver, or a particular overdrive and with this I don't have to buy an additional pedal. I can just download the model from my iPod touch and for that night, I have the extra flavor the gig calls for. I only have to buy it once and the models are inexpensive.
This unit is built quite well. More importantly, I love what my ears are hearing. The models are very, very accurately done. I've owned, or have borrowed friends pedals from which some of the models are derrived, and I can say that DigiTech did an amazing job getting them to sound authentic. The dynamics really shined: the Redline overdrive, as well as the Glimmer and Rodent drives cleaned up when rolling off my volume, and they didn't color the sound of my guitar. I've played a couple of different guitars through this pedal, using several different models and they all let the natural characters of each guitar shine through. I'm very picky about what I put on my board, and I wouldn't hesitate to add this pedal. Most of my other pedals are from Fulltone, Xotic, Axxess Electronics, and HardWire, and this fits in nicely.

I would love to have the option of downloading some of the more quircky pedals DigiTech has produced in the past, such as the Gonkulator, or some of the stranger modulation effects that the Space Station was capable of.
You buy one box and for a little more, each, you can have several different effects to choose from and download them in between sets from your phone. That's a great value.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do Not Buy This Orphaned Product

Digitech abandoned all support for this pedal almost a year ago. They have not added any new pedal models since 2013. The pedal has had ongoing and serious problems with the App and compatibility...Read complete review

Digitech abandoned all support for this pedal almost a year ago. They have not added any new pedal models since 2013. The pedal has had ongoing and serious problems with the App and compatibility to any new iOS upgrades or Apple product since the Lightning connector was introduced over 2 years ago. This pedal was outdated almost the moment they released it. Digitech's customer support has been truly terrible. They will never answer you directly about the problems or product. IF you can get it to work, it has some very nice modeled pedals which may work for you - as long as the patch is stable and you buy the expensive Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapter. However, it has other serious design flaws: it is very difficult to set up on a pedal board and change tones because the large multi pin connector sticks out very far from the unit. It needs it's own isolated power supply or it can bleed tones or clicks or noise into your signal chain. With no indicator as to what pedal is loaded, if you don't have the ID stickers that they provided for a brief period of time, you have to use tape or make your own labels. If it drops your model or won't work, it is not true bypass and you have to patch around it on your pedal board.

Finally, why would you pay anything close to retail for this as it has sold for about 75% off it's price on many occasions.

Bottom line: I know some players are thrilled to get this for the super deal prices and may get some good use from it but I found Digitech's awful support for it, as well as the various programming and compatibility flaws too much to even want it at the low price.

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(13 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Be careful - must buy effects seperately

By Kai

from MN

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Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

This is NOT a multi-effects pedal. You can only use one effect at a time. You have to pay for them, and of course the better ones are aroud $10 each. And it takes about 30 seconds to switch between effects so its not like you could switch in the middle of a performance. For this price, why not just get a multi-effects processor? Or buy a Line6 amp with built in effects? You can get a dozen built in effects in some pedals already. Can't use with a battery either and doesn't have a stereo headphone jack. I don't get it. I'm returning it 1 hour after buying it.

(10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Listen with your Ears..

By Kelly Ritchotte

from United States

See all my reviews

Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

I think this pedal sounds fantastic, and it's built as well as anything else I've used. The configurable LED is pretty cool as well. I know many guitarists are hung up on the true-bypass issue, and I am as well to an extent. BUT, the very first thing on my board is a BS-2 buffer/spliiter, from Axxess Electronics, which converts my signal to low impedance, and from that point on, there is no signal loss, extra noise, or any other audible issues. I can run true bypass and buffered devices w/o any problems. It's all in how you set up your pedal board.
It's a simple stompbox, but I love the fact that I can use it as a supplement to my pedal board. I find that on occasion I need an octaver, or a particular overdrive and with this I don't have to buy an additional pedal. I can just download the model from my iPod touch and for that night, I have the extra flavor the gig calls for. I only have to buy it once and the models are inexpensive.
This unit is built quite well. More importantly, I love what my ears are hearing. The models are very, very accurately done. I've owned, or have borrowed friends pedals from which some of the models are derrived, and I can say that DigiTech did an amazing job getting them to sound authentic. The dynamics really shined: the Redline overdrive, as well as the Glimmer and Rodent drives cleaned up when rolling off my volume, and they didn't color the sound of my guitar. I've played a couple of different guitars through this pedal, using several different models and they all let the natural characters of each guitar shine through. I'm very picky about what I put on my board, and I wouldn't hesitate to add this pedal. Most of my other pedals are from Fulltone, Xotic, Axxess Electronics, and HardWire, and this fits in nicely.

I would love to have the option of downloading some of the more quircky pedals DigiTech has produced in the past, such as the Gonkulator, or some of the stranger modulation effects that the Space Station was capable of.
You buy one box and for a little more, each, you can have several different effects to choose from and download them in between sets from your phone. That's a great value.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do Not Buy This Orphaned Product

By Experienced Rocker

from Southern CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Limited Selection Of Effects

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    Digitech abandoned all support for this pedal almost a year ago. They have not added any new pedal models since 2013. The pedal has had ongoing and serious problems with the App and compatibility to any new iOS upgrades or Apple product since the Lightning connector was introduced over 2 years ago. This pedal was outdated almost the moment they released it. Digitech's customer support has been truly terrible. They will never answer you directly about the problems or product. IF you can get it to work, it has some very nice modeled pedals which may work for you - as long as the patch is stable and you buy the expensive Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapter. However, it has other serious design flaws: it is very difficult to set up on a pedal board and change tones because the large multi pin connector sticks out very far from the unit. It needs it's own isolated power supply or it can bleed tones or clicks or noise into your signal chain. With no indicator as to what pedal is loaded, if you don't have the ID stickers that they provided for a brief period of time, you have to use tape or make your own labels. If it drops your model or won't work, it is not true bypass and you have to patch around it on your pedal board.

    Finally, why would you pay anything close to retail for this as it has sold for about 75% off it's price on many occasions.

    Bottom line: I know some players are thrilled to get this for the super deal prices and may get some good use from it but I found Digitech's awful support for it, as well as the various programming and compatibility flaws too much to even want it at the low price.

    (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    First of it's kind

    By bill clayton

    from West Jordan

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    Easy to use interface, quick download. Intuitive operating instructions, simple, clean and neat.
    I can put whatever pedal I want into it, handy for playing different gigs! I'm going to get 5 of these so I can load whatever I need for the next gig.
    Solid feel, rugged chassis, nice sleek look. Compact for pedal boards. It's actually smaller than most stomp pedals, but not too small.
    For the price of this pedal, I'd be stuck with one single pedal, not multiple options.

    (7 of 86 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    better off buying the actual pedals.

    By w-wh9Td8Q

    from Undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    This price for a pedal you can download a bunch of different pedals to, but aside from the two that are included with the purchase the downloads cost ten bucks a piece and regardless the pedal can only act as one pedal at a time instead of a combination. i've been a pedal junkie for the past 15 years and after downloading the shop software to my ipad do not see any point to this.
    it can only act as one pedal at a time instead of a combination.
    i am not buying this pedal so i do not know the quality of its build, though most digitech gear is solid.
    way better off buying multiple pedals.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Proprietary Cable Unavailable!!!

    By Sinewave

    from Illinois USA

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Great Concept

    Cons

    • Product Not Supported

    Best Uses

    • Door stop
    • Paperweight

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    These pedals do not include the proprietary cable needed to load programs. Cables are not available for purchase from any source including DigiTech. I contacted DigiTech support and was told that they do not have any on order and they do not have a source to manufacture them. There is no assurance that they will ever be available.
    I will return the iStomps since they are not supported by the manufacturer.
    No more DigiTech for this guy!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very Cool - Sounds Great

    By Bob S.

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Cool idea
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Lets me try first
    • Uses my iPhone

    Cons

    • No Battery

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Messing Around
    • Performances
    • Studio

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    Very cool idea and the pedal effects sound great. I play in a couple cover bands and can change my iStomp to what I need. Like being able to try new pedals for 5 minutes for free. Really like the Redline and Lexicon reverb pedals and new pedals keep coming. I have a permanent place for iStomp on my board.

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This pedal sounds amazing

    By Kelly Ritchotte

    from United States

    See all my reviews

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    This a cool pedal. I would love to see DigiTech make available some of their more unusual effects, such as the "Gonkulator", and perhaps some updated versions of the other weird modulation effects like the ones found in the old Space Station.
    Firstly, yes, only one model can occupy at a time, but the modeling is so good, it's amazing. I have owned or borrowed most of the models I've downloaded and these sound like the real thing. The dynamics are very nice, which is where many modeled effects fall short. Another plus was that when trying different guitars through it, the transparency was terrific. It allowed the natural tone of each guitar to come through. The models are quite inexpensive, and I like the idea of using this for the more obscure effects which I would use on occasion, but don't wish to invest in the actual pedals. I can buy one pedal, purchase the models, keep them stored on my iPhone and download them to the pedal as I need them.
    The iStomp seems to be designed and built very well. The sound quality is very, very good. This would be a nice addition to my board, which contains many 'boutique' units.
    I quite like the fact that the iStomp is relatively inexpensive and that the models are all fairly priced as well. It's definitely a great bang for the buck. I'm absolutely going to purchase one, so I can quit bothering my friend for his.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    iStomp Stompbox

    By Mainmat

    from Missouri

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Accessories
    • Construction
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Errors

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    I got my box and immediately opened the package as I was anxious to check it out. But, I intentionally made myself read the instructions front to back first, so as to not make any mistakes. Downloaded the app. After checking out all the boxes that came with the machine, i downloaded my first new app/sound from the app store. It sounded great!
    But, when attempting to download the next new app a couple days later, all the screen kept saying 'error' no communication with hardware. I even tried resetting everything. Sent back on a return, was refunded immediately. I would not recommend until they get the bugs fixed.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    iSTOMPBOX needs to be Stomped!

    By Mainmat

    from St James, MO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Not Responsive
    • Unresponsive

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    I received my Stompbox, opened it and read the instructions completely through first. Then I connected the unit to my iphone 4S and downloaded a few pedals that interested me. But, everytime I try to 'load' a pedal, any pedal whether it came with the box or one downloaded, I get a communication error. I have since researched this online and there are numerous people with the same problem. Returned mine right away.

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