Remember that Griffin-made StompBox we showed you back in January? Well, it's finally hit the market, so you can free up those virtuoso hands and get to pedal-pounding wicked sound effects. The four button foot controller works with Frontier Design's iShred LIVE app for iOS, connecting your instrument via an included GuitarConnect cable to a 1/4-inch jack. The device is "designed to work with... a guitar, bass guitar, electric violin and keyboard," so your virtual jam band session is all but guaranteed. This musical f/x dongle is available to order now for $99.99 online, or you can just head to one of Apple's boutiques to snag it. Sadly, the effects switcher doesn't come bundled with a copycat of Slash's hat, but that shouldn't stop your credit card from indulging in this latest bout of Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
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Griffin Technology Announces the Availability of StompBox for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
25 Jul 2011

StompBox stage-worthy multi-functional foot controller and practice rig

Nashville, TN – July 25, 2011 – Griffin Technology Inc., makers of innovations for everyday life, is excited to announce that StompBox is now available. StompBox is a programmable multi-functional foot controller that enables virtual guitar effects.

Designed to work with any instrument that takes a 1/4-inch jack such as a guitar, bass guitar, electric violin and keyboard, StompBox was created to work with Frontier Design's iShred LIVE app. The combination of StompBox and iShred LIVE allows musicians to switch effects with their feet, without taking their hands off the instrument.

StompBox is packaged with the Griffin GuitarConnect cable to enable simultaneous connection to instruments, headphones and an iOS device. Using iShred LIVE, the individual foot switches can be assigned to control different effects within the app, turning your device into a stage-worthy effects rig.

Features and functions of StompBox include:

4 button foot controller – brings professional quality foot-switch functionality to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Assignable foot-activated switches – easily assign StompBox's switches for instrumental performance or for presentations
1/4-inch jack – accommodates variable input pedals like volume or wah-wah
1 meter heavy-duty dock connector cable – easily link StompBox to iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
GuitarConnect cable – three-connector cable for simultaneous connection to iOS device, instrument, and headphones, PA or amp

StompBox is not just for musicians. Its programmable controls also work with Qscript, Griffin's teleprompter app for iPad. Using StompBox with Qscript you can control text scrolling and other presentation functions with one foot.

Pricing & Availability

StompBox is available for $99.99 from Apple Retail Stores, www.apple.com or from www.griffintechnology.com.

iShred LIVE App for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch is available for free from the App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore.

Qscript App for iPad is available for $7.99 from the App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore.