Hotone - Xtomp Multi Effects Pedal
New from Hotone comes the Xtomp. This pedal uses CDCM system technology to recreate the sound of a classic pedal. The CDCM allows for larger and more complex modeling algorithms, which equals more realistic and natural tone. There has never been anything like this in tone modeling before, it really is a step forward in pedal technology.
XTOMP uses an iOS app, with an android version in the works, to let you manage all your effects and transfers them to your stompbox via Bluetooth. A USB port allows for firmware updates and future XTOMP function upgrades. These pedals really are great.
Hotone partnered with world-class mobile music software giant EUMLab to develop this smart but simple user interface: all you have to do is go in, find the pedal model you want, and put it in the XTOMP with the touch of a button. Adjust the XTOMP knobs to your liking, and you’re ready to rock.
XTOMP is able to simulate all kinds of iconic classic, vintage, and modern pedals. Its growing effects library of over 300 models lets you try out a huge selection of pedals without having to spend a small fortune or endlessly plug new pedals into your board. Users can update and even contribute to the library. This is your chance of getting your signature sound out there for others to appreciate.
Hotone are becoming well known for small, tough pedals and this sleak, slimline box is incredibly well designed. Tough enough for heavy use the zinc alloy casing looks great and it’s well balanced so it stays in place on stage
Not all pedals are created equal. While some have simple 1 or 2 knob control systems others aren’t as straight forward. To make sure you never lose any of the options of the original pedal you get 6 controls that light up to indicate which ones are usable with the current pedal. For some models, the lights indicate the status of a knob setting. For example, if the original equipment had a toggle switch, that function will transfer to the XTOMP and be controllable in knob form. You can set up a color code in the App to show, for example, Boost ON/OFF. Set a knob light to change from say red (OFF) to green (ON), as you turn it and adjust your settings.