Designed for electric or acoustic/electric guitars, the Magicstomp provides effects from the Yamaha UD, AG and DG Stomp programs, plus a number of digital effects from the Yamaha SPX family in an ultra-compact, user-friendly stomp box format.
Loaded with a total of 198 sound programs (99 preset/99 user), the Magicstomp contains vintage and new amp models, studio-quality effects, and speaker/microphone models, using powerful 24-bit processing.
The Magicstomp connects via USB to a computer (MAC or PC format) to allow deep editing of programs, patch configuration and patch downloads from the Internet. Bundled software includes driver, editor and tone data files, with a number of preset and additional patches. A dedicated website (to debut this Fall) will allow users to upload and download programs-including a number of high-profile artist patches-free of charge.
Although the Magicstomp performs complex functions internally, Yamaha has succeeded in keeping the user interface simple and easy to use. states Joseph Brasler, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. The real magic here is that we've created a product so powerful and fun, it will be impossible for guitar players to resist
The intuitive interface contains hot-rod plum and brushed aluminum bodywork, an easy-to-read LCD for editing, three surface multi-function parameter knobs, increment/decrement and on/off switches, and volume control, with the most popular parameters available in real time. Balanced stereo outputs provide hotter signal/noise ratio. Accessories include a 9-Volt phantom power supply and USB cable.
The Magicstomp will be available in November and carries an MSRP of $299.99.
For more information on the Magicstomp visit http://www.yamaha.com.