"As simple as plug and play. What the iRig STOMP does is uses the amp and effects emulation from any of the AmpliTube software. This makes it supremely easy for you to practice or gig with...compare it to as far as how it stacks up against competitors? – it has no competitors. I used the iRig STOMP almost exclusively with AmpliTube Slash on my iPhone 4s. I was able to get very convincing tones from the factory presets of famous Slash songs.
Brandon East from Ultimate-Guitar.com reviews IK Multimedia's guitar & bass interface for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the iRig STOMP, and gives it a 9.5 STAR rating! Here are some quotes from the review:
"The iRig STOMP is as simple as plug and play. You use the included cable to hook the iRig STOMP to your iPhone or iPad, and it can be powered by a 9 volt battery or a conventional guitar pedal power source. You run your guitar into it with a standard 1/4" guitar cable. From there you can output it to headphones (or even a set of computer speakers), or you can run it out to a guitar amplifier, a set of active monitors or a P.A. System using a pair out 1/4" outputs. Running it to your amplifier, you can even use it with your existing effects pedals. There is just the one STOMP button, which is basically an on/bypass switch and the level control."
"What the iRig STOMP does is uses the amp and effects emulation from any of the AmpliTube software (classic AmpliTube, AmpliTube Fender or AmpliTube Slash) and outputs it to headphones, monitors, guitar amp or PA system. This makes it supremely easy for you to practice or gig with, and easily using the presets on your AmpliTube software for easy changes between amp and effects models. You can also adjust the amp and effects settings in real time if you need to tweak a preset and have a free hand. I personally reviewed the iRig STOMP with my iPhone and the iKlip Mini and it is super easy and convenient to move between presets using your iPhone on the mic stand."
"I tried the iRig STOMP out first with just a set of high quality earphones and got great results."
"I used the iRig STOMP almost exclusively with AmpliTube Slash on my iPhone 4s. I was able to get very convincing tones from the factory presets of famous Slash songs. I used a Wah pedal and the iRig Stomp in my signal chain while jamming and was able to get pretty much all of my tones, and discovered several awesome tones I hadn't used before."
"As far as the durability goes, this is a tough built compact stomp box."
"The iRig STOMP is a tool that gives guitarists the freedom that a lot of DJs are just learning to appreciate. The only equipment needed for a gig is your iPhone or iPad, and the iRig STOMP – you just plug into the PA at the venue with some 1/4" cables. Basically, unloading your gear can be as simple as your phone in one pocket, your guitar case, and the iRig STOMP in your guitar case or another pocket. There aren't really any products on the market that do exactly what the iRig STOMP does, so there wasn't anything to compare it to as far as how it stacks up against competitors – it has no competitors."
9.5 Overall Rating!!!
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