Have you guys seen the iStomp from Digitech? It's a programmable digital effects pedal. Digital effects can be purchased from and downloaded using an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc). It has four knobs for effects control and stereo in/out and an led with a configurable color.
What do you guys think of this unit?
I was considering making a device (uStomp) that's similar. It would allow effects to be downloaded but it's different in the following ways:
1) Instead of four pots for controls there's two rotary encoders and a 3-digit LED display showing the parameter (1 digit) and value (2 digits, 0 through 99).
2) Settings can be stored and recalled - up to three sets of parameters, selected by perhaps the foot-switch.
3) Bluetooth us used for downloading rather than a cable and would therefore work with iOS, Andorid, Windows, etc.
4) Existing effects are available, new effects can be created by anyone using assembly language and shared.
Another thought would be to get rid of the rotary encoders and LED display and use the mobile device or PC (iPhone, iPad, Windows) for controlling the 'knobs'. I'm not sure if people would like that idea though.
Anyone have thoughts on this?