IK Multimedia unleashes the StealthPedal
29th May 2009 | 14:43
World's first wah-style audio interface shipping now
PRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated StealthPedal, the world's first compact audio interface and MIDI controller housed in a wah-style pedal is now shipping.
StealthPedal was designed specifically for guitar and bass players who are looking for an affordable way to connect their instrument to their computer with the highest audio quality and the ability to control the functions of their software from the floor. Players can plug into the StealthPedal and immediately control the supplied "Powered by AmpliTube" software without additional setup. Plus, they can control ANY MIDI controllable software with the StealthPedal using the included StealthPedal MIDI setup application for Mac/PC.
StealthPedal can be used on its own or incorporated into an existing pedal chain setup to add the power, convenience and flexibility of a computer based rig to live performances.
The StealthPedal is an affordable USB-powered audio interface that also works as a software floor controller, allowing users to play and record guitar or bass with a Mac or PC, offering 24bit A/D and D/A conversion and 44.1/48 kHz operation. Two discreet inputs allow for connection of Hi-Z or line level instruments. It also features two separate outputs, plus a convenient headphone output for private listening and mobile jamming.
The built-in expression pedal and switch can be associated with any parameter of any of IK's "Powered By AmpliTube" software or any other amp and FX modelling software with MIDI control capabilities. The StealthPedal's control functions can be further expanded with an additional expression pedal and two extra switches for additional live or recording flexibility.
The circuit design of the StealthPedal is derived from IK's StompIO high-end stage controller, ensuring the highest audio fidelity for recording. It also provides a software configurable input gain level and a 109dBA low-noise input stage for optimal audio quality.
StealthPedal comes with a must-have assortment of guitar and bass software including AmpliTube® 2*, Ampeg® SVX*, AmpliTube X-GEAR, RiffWorks™ T4 recording software, plus a collection of Sonic Reality's AmpliGroove Jam Loops. The StealthPedal is compatible with all popular DAW systems supporting ASIO and Core Audio drivers on both PC and Mac.
Additionally, for a limited time only, all StealthPedal purchasers will receive a FREE download of AmpliTube Metal software worth €199.99. Users will receive this download after they register their StealthPedal on the IK Multimedia website. * Included with the Deluxe version of the StealthPedal
USB powered audio interface
24bit A/D and D/A conversion
44.1/48 kHz operation
2 balanced / unbalanced audio inputs (hi-Z or line level)
High-quality, low-noise input stage (109dBA /104dB RMS S/N ratio)
2 balanced audio outputs
Built-in assignable expression pedal and MIDI foot-switch
Inputs for External double switch unit and expression pedal
Assignable Volume control
StealthPedal MIDI control software application included
Multiple LEDs can operate as Tuner or Level indicators with AmpliTube
Classic, rugged metal Wah-style construction
Ships with a complete suite of guitar, bass & recording packages
Controls all "Powered by AmpliTube" software/plug-ins
Controls any MIDI controllable software/plug-ins
Compatible with all the most popular DAW systems supporting ASIO and Core Audio drivers on both PC and Mac.
Price & Availability
The StealthPedal is now available from IK's network of resellers and from IK's online web store. The following two versions are available:
StealthPedal: Includes StealthPedal hardware unit, AmpliTube 2 Live, Ampeg® SVX™ UNO, AmpliTube X-GEAR, RiffWorks T4™ and Sonic Reality's AmpliGrooves Jam Loops.
SRP €199.99 ex. VAT
StealthPedal Deluxe: Includes StealthPedal hardware unit, full version of AmpliTube 2, full version of Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube X-GEAR, RiffWorks T4 and Sonic Reality's AmpliGrooves Jam Loops.
SRP: €349.99 ex. VAT
For more information, visitwww.stealthpedal.com
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