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DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

Thousands of sounds waiting at your feet. Order today!

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 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (68)
  • Versatile (61)
  • Excellent sound quality (59)
  • Compact (57)
  • Responsive (43)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home studio (56)
  • Performances (52)
  • Amateur recording (34)
  • Outdoor events / games (30)
  • Professional recording (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (55), Professional musician (26), 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.

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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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1.0

Poor show from Digitech

By Andy Bee

from Scotland

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Doesn't Work Out Of Box
  • Limited Selection Of Effects
  • Need To Buy Extras
  • Obsolete Conector Cable

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

Really disappointed when this product arrived. Wouldn't connect as the cable would not connect to an iPhone 5(s) or 6 without an official Apple 30 pin to lightning adaptor. This costs a further £25 to make it work! Really poor response from Digitech when responding to my complaint. They did get back to me in a timely fashion but did not answer my question. As it stands this pedal straight from the box is not fit for purpose!
Once I got my adaptor, I have to admit that there was no problem with the unit but really disappointed about shelling the extra out to get it working. Won't be buying any other product from Digitech again. Pish!!!!

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4.0

Istomp-dated but useful

By Jazzbo

from Hudson Valley, NY

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    I got the istomp with a stupid deal of the day price, which gave me fantastic value. Since I am a bit slow to upgrade to latest shiny object, I had a circa 2011 ipod touch with the old operating system on it. It works beautifully with the istomp. (other reviews mention that the newer apple os doesn't work well.) The device came with 12 or so free downloads with just about any effect there is. These live on the ipod so I can easily change out what's on the pedal. I have the istomp on my pedal board and I can load in a new effect depending on where and what I want to play. At full price, I wouldn't buy it. At a discount, it's great.

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    1.0

    uses 30 pin connector - but not your dev

    By Bluestweaker

    from NOLA

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun Toy
    • On Sale At Time
    • People Unlikely To Steal

    Cons

    • Cheap Quality
    • In App Purchases
    • Low Quality Dac
    • Outmoded
    • Zero Directions

    Best Uses

    • Playing around
    • Trying Odd Tricks
    • Using Old Iphone

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    when i bought this i had an iphone 4s with the 30 pin connnector which is the one required

    now i have a 5c which is 7 pin lightning and i bought a converter - and it wont work

    you can't convert the seven pin to the 30

    your istomp is now DOA

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    5.0

    Great Innovation in Effects Pedals

    By GibsonFan

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    I purchased a couple of these pedals and so far have been totally satisfied with the quality and variety of effects. I have compared some of the effects to dedicated pedals that I have, and haven't noticed any real difference. This pedal provides great versatility in your pedal board setup at a very low cost. I will probably buy a couple more to form the core of my pedal board.

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    4.0

    It's digital

    By Sid Malicious

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Cool Patches
    • Stereo Inout
    • Well-Built

    Cons

    • Ios
    • No End-user Customization
    • Not true bypass

    Best Uses

    • Clean Boost
    • Death Metal
    • Modulation

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    This was one Stupid Deal I just couldn't pass up. I wanted to try the iStomp ever since one of the Digitech guys kept telling me how cool it was and every time new patches were added he'd try to get me to bite. I don't like iOS products and knew that this would turn obsolete faster than an iPhone. I still had to try it. It seems all but one of the pedals are free to download now. The sounds are good and clean, but if you are looking for clones or something warm with tone, this is not it. Think of comparing pickups like EMG's vs. vintage PAF's. The digital effects are cool, though.

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    3.0

    Good, Not for lightning iPhones or iPads

    By bluenull

    from Orlando

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Buggy
    • Not For Lightning
    • Not For Lightning Plug

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording
    • With Iphone 4 Or Ipad2

    Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

    Lots of great pedals to down load and all but one are free. They sound great. I wish the product was not discontinued and the would continue support.

    I have an iPad 2 which uses the 30 pin connector and this works pretty well with it, but the audition/preview option doesn't seem to work and some times the download bugs out, but usually it works. I also have an iPhone 5, with two different 30 pin to lightning adapters (1 apple, 1 generic). With the adapter downloads to the pedal fail about 80% of the time, but the audition/preview works fine.

    I would recommend if you have a iPhone/iPad with a 30 pin connector.

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    4.0

    Interesting Concept

    By Hot Guitar

    from Utah

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Built Well
    • Easy To Setup Initially
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Hard To Remember Settings
    • Time Consuming To Change

    Best Uses

      Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

      This is an interesting tool: you have access to several different effects. It takes about 30 seconds to swap effects. In order to use the effect, you have to know what each button does, as they are not labeled on the pedal. If you are using the pedal for just one effect, you can put labels down to help you. I got this at a good price and will play with it more.

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      5.0

      I really like this pedal!

      By CrookedCrow

      from Fairfax, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy to use
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

        This is a a great pedal if you're looking to switch out effects on a regular basis. The effects do a very good job of emulating the originals and so far the ones I have loaded are very useable. This is an easy to use pedal and I'm really happy with th amount of effects you can download for free.

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        5.0

        Great Pedal

        By Jazzbo

        from Atlanta

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

          Bought from " stupid deal". Only wished I had ordered more than one at the price.

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          2.0

          Waste of money. Buyer beware. iOS 7 fail

          By db

          from Germany

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not Responsive
          • No Updates
          • Poor Communication
          • Poor Customer Service

          Best Uses

            Comments about DigiTech iStomp Downloadable Stompbox:

            I have an iPhone 4s and an iPad 3, both running iOS 7, and both will not allow me to load pedals to the iStomp from the StompShop. Total waste of money.

            BUYER BEWARE! The DigiTech iStomp pedal will only work on iPad, iPhone and iPodTouch running iOS higher than 4.3 but not higher than iOS 6. Also, it will not work with any iPhone or iPad using a Lightning connector at all. This makes it useless for most users. Digitech has been aware of this issue since at least February 28, 2013 yet allows retailers to continue to advertise the product as fully compatible with "iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later".

            When customers buy this product and experience issues with it they are fed a string of informationless emails from a service department that doesn't even seem to be reading the emails as they come in. They also allow the Stomp Shop app to be to be posted on the Apple iTunes and App Store with a description claiming that the product "is optimized for iPhone 5." While I can understand that fast evolving tech can cause compatibility issue, there is no excuse for DigiTech to not issue any warning about known problems with this product.

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