iPad-owning guitarists are going to love the Digitech iPB-10 Programable Pedalboard. It’s a stompbox with ten stud switches and a wah pedal on the side, all of which work with your iPad to give a range of music effects that you’d normally need a whole case of pedals to create.
If you’re scared about keeping your iPad down at floor level on stage in a dirty dive bar, ready to be hit by the first beer bottle an audience member flings at you, then you’re not rock’n'roll enough to use this $500 device.
But if you are interested, you’ll find that the $2 companion app contains 87 pedals, 54 amps and 26 cabinets inside its tough little case. It also has various connectors at the back for your guitar, an effects loop, line and XLR outputs, headphone and foot switch jacks as well as USB audio.
But the coolest function has to be the pedal on the side which lets you rock out with wah. You get Digitech’s own version, along with a Vox Clyde McCoy and the super-classic Dunlop Cry Baby.
But the best part? Even if your band’s van gets stolen after a gig, complete with all your gear (which is your own fault for not sleeping in the van), then you’ll at least have all your setting backed up to the cloud. Try that with a box of Boss pedals.
- Via the Next Web