The line between hardware and software gets fuzzier every year and Hotone's XTOMP is the latest example of melding mobile software with effects hardware, this time for guitarists. It's an ultra-thin effects pedal stompbox that simulates all kinds of iconic classic, vintage and modern pedals through its growing effects library of over 300 models. XTOMP uses iOS and Android apps to manage all your effects and transfers them to your stompbox via Bluetooth.
Every month, the company makes new models available to download for free. As well as amps and effects, the app and hardware also provide tools like loopers and tuners to help you learn and play. It's also possible to connect the pedal to your Mac or PC over USB, though using a phone means no need to take a laptop with you.
XTOMP is available now with a retail price of $249.
Learn more about it here.