The Open Stomp Coyote-1 effects pedal is the "latest" gadget brought to your attention by those minds that can't find rest while having to deal with the usual gear: it's a true audio sandbox, designed for those who are looking for the authentic endless possibilities of the new-generation audio processors and are also in search for the ultimate versatility when it comes to bundling a huge array of tones in a small, portable package.
Unlike the large and heavy (but very serious) guitar processors like the Line6 Pod XT, the brand-new Boss GT-10 or other bulky units, the
Open Stomp Coyote-1 comes in a truly diminutive size, in the body of a stompbox pedal.
Despite its small dimensions, this new gadget is sworn to break all the rules when it comes to true customization; the Open Stomp Coyote-1 is powered by a Propeller microprocessor from Parallax, a unit that contains 8 cores running simultaneously at 80 MHz and able to handle the most demanding custom jobs.
On one hand, the Propeller can use a high-level byte-coded language called "Spin"; yet it can be operated with an assembly language in the low-level area, running complex and versatile instructions. Thanks to this processor, the Open Stomp Coyote-1 allows users to effectively build their own firmware and take full advantage of the endless possibilities sound shaping receives via this unit.
Using a Windows-based application codenamed WorkBench, players can graphically hard-wire the components needed for their tones and create and modify patches and modules until they get the sound they want. As extra features, the Open Stomp Coyote-1 comes with 4 assignable knobs and a dot matrix display for more visual contact with the audio settings; and as if that was not enough, the whole circuit can be easily modded to generate NTSC video signal.
You can connect the Open Stomp Coyote-1 with your gear using a 1/4" input jack, a 1/4" output jack and a third, fully-assignable 1/4" jack which can be set to work as a second input for stereo effects or as an input for controlling other modulators. Adding the micro-USB port for easy hook-up to computers and an RJ11 socket as expansion port, the Open Stomp Coyote-1 becomes a fully-integrable toy among the rest of your sound gear.
Even more, the Open Stomp Coyote-1 can be used in conjunction with more than guitars: you can put it to good use with bass and keyboards alike, microphones and pretty much anything featuring a 1/4" jack, setting your experimental nature free and being a truly solid basis for achieving a completely new range of tonal possibilities. The Open Stomp Coyote-1 comes in an almost bullet-proof steel chassis painted in neat purple and retails for around $350; and yes, everything inside is Open Source!
For details, FAQs and other pictures, feel free to check the manufacturer's page here.
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