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Modern stomps offer more sounds than ever before, but a laptop can help you delve into an even deeper world of live sonic manipulation. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

The beauty of a great guitar plugged straight into a great tube amp is undeniable. Still, some might say the full potential of an electric guitar is realized only when processing that signal. Of course, some of the most groundbreaking players of all time—from Jimi Hendrix to The Edge—have illustrated this point, and the current deluge of new pedals and thriving builders seems to bear this out.

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This audio interface/MIDI controller is perfect for iOS devices—and lots of other things.

 
 

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Pros:
Good-sounding audio interface. Rugged build. Works with most music software. Nice price.

Cons:
Installing and configuring AmpliTube CS software can be tricky. You may need add-on models if your focus isn’t hard rock/metal.

Street:
$299

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O
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Designed to function a a central hub for your pedalboard, this utilitarian box will go as far as your imagination will take it.

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