Digitech iStomp Effects Pedal : Review


A total innovation

A very interesting product that can be many different things at the same time. We put it in the distortion section just for an organization reason, but it can be a distortion pedal, an Overdrive, a reverb, a chorus or any other effect.
In fact it can be controlled via an iPod, an iPhone or an iPad. Just download the application you want from the Digitech Shop App and, with the included Smart Cable, change the application on the iStomp. It's all.
At the moment there are more than 20 different applications. The first costs 0.99 dollars, the others will cost 4.99 dollars.

The list

  • Compressor
  • Red Compressor
  • DOD FX25
  • Octaver
  • Screamer
  • Amp Driver
  • Glimmer Drive
  • Rock It Distortion
  • Rodent
  • Death Metal
  • Face Fuzz
  • CE Chorus
  • Blue Pearl Chorus
  • Jet Flanger
  • Flanger Affair
  • Phaser Beam
  • Stone Phase
  • Opto Tremolo
  • DM Delay
  • Vintage Tape Delay
  • 240 Plate


In the image below we can see the two inputs and the DSC port. It is used for programming the pedal from an iOS device. The necessary requirements are iOS 4.0, or later, and an iTunes account.

Side A

The two jacks for the outputs and that for the power supply (PS0913DC). It is included in the box.

Side B

Rather expensive

The iStomp price, about 100 euros, is good, but we cannot consider the apps cheap. Anyhow, the final result is amazing, above all with Reverbs and Delays, really of great quality. As a whole, a good product, and it is, obviously, a real innovation.

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