NAMM 2017: Hotone's XTOMP Is An App-Connected Stompbox

XTOMP is a guitar pedal and processor with a few tricks up its sleeve including Bluetooth, USB, looping and a dedicated app for managing all your preset models.  

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.

XTOMP Specifications

  • Ultrathin design
  • Relay based true bypass footswitch with halo LED
  • 6 Knobs with halo LED
  • Stereo I/O: L – Relay True Bypass, R – Buffered Bypass (analog)
  • Free iOS and Android app for loading effects
  • Growing effects library for downloading algorithms via iOS and Android app
  • 9V DC power supply


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.


Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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