Magicstomp has the power to be everything from a single-function stomp box to a fully produced acoustic direct box to a studio-grade multi-effect processor with unlimited deep-editing capabilities. This is the unit you clear your pedal board for.
Alongside an impressive array of new voices, the Magicstomp delivers sounds from Yamaha's award-winning DG, AG, and UD line of pedals, as well as effects from our timeless SPX series of processors. In addition to all that effects muscle, Magicstomp deliv...
Alongside an impressive array of new voices, the Magicstomp delivers sounds from Yamaha's award-winning DG, AG, and UD line of pedals, as well as effects from our timeless SPX series of processors. In addition to all that effects muscle, Magicstomp delivers mic and speaker simulations, an input that loves both electric and acoustic guitars, a chromatic tuner, and an interactive software-based editor, all in a footprint only slightly larger than the average overdrive pedal.
The Magicstomp's 99 factory preset sounds can be edited and then stored in any of its 99 user locations, in any order. Assign three patches of your choice to the Magicstomp's heavy-duty footswitches for instant recall. The Magicstomp editor also allows you to allocate any three parameter functions to the top-mounted control knobs (delay time, feedback, and mix, for example), facilitating on-the-fly adjustments – made easy on dark stages by the backlit LCD display.
Serious sonic Horsepower
The key to Magicstomp's power lies under the hood: a 24-bit A/D converter keeps your signal pristine, and a 32-bit DSP engine preserves the integrity of multi-effect chains. Magicstomp brings astounding clarity, punch, and definition to your guitar sound.
As Deep as You Wanna Go
In addition to its built-in programming flexibility, you can easily customize Magicstomp by linking it to your PC or Mac with the included USB cable. Within seconds of installing the editor software, you'll be able to change everything from simple levels to LFO rates and pre-EQing. The intuitive interface makes it easy to go as deep as your ears and imagination will take you.
Magicstomp's power will continue to grow for years. You can update and reconfigure Magicstomp via a constantly evolving database of artist and user patches available at www.magicstomp.com. Take advantage of the growing library of presets by artists such as Steve Lukather, Tim Pierce, Michael Herring, Amir Derakh, Adrian Legg, Chris Poland, Jason Slater, Lee Sklar, Allan Holdsworth, Space, Steve Mazur, Mike Sarkisyan, Michael Anthony, and more. Got sounds to share? Upload 'em. Curious what your neighbors are doing with their Magicstomp? Download patches from the Magicstomp community.
Flexible creativity – a Yamaha tradition – lives on in Magicstomp. With award-winning amp tones, powerful effects, and simple programmability, you're free to flex your creative muscle where it counts – on stage and in the studio.
- Power Adapter (AC-10)
- CD ROM
- USB Cable
- Owner's Manual
- Patch List
Audio & Video
|Digital Section||- EDigital signal processing effector - Includes special editor application "Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP" - Patch Select: 2 Modes - Built-in Chromatic Auto tuner|
|Communications||Receive: Parameter Change, Bulk In (1 patch), Bulk In (99 patch) Transmit: Bulk Out (99 Patch)|
|Controller/ Switch||Knob x4 CONTROL1, 2, 3, VOLUME Push Switch x 4 -, +, ON/OFF, STORE Slide Switch x1 INPUT LEVEL (HIGH/LOW)|
|Display||16 x 2 character LCD (w/Back light) LED x 3 (-, +, ON/OFF)|
|Connections||INPUT: Standard Monaural Phone Jack OUTPUT L/MONO, R: Standard Monaural Phone Jack USB AC IN|
|A/D Converter||24 bit + 3 bit Floating|
|D/A Converter||24 bit|
|Sampling Frequency||44.1 kHz|
|Memory Allocations||Preset: 99 User: 99|
|Input Level/ Impedance||INPUT HIGH: -25dBm/1 MΩ INPUT LOW: -15dBm/1 MΩ|
|Output Level/ Impedance||OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 0dBm/1 kΩ|
|Power||Exclusive Power Adapter (AC-10) AC Output: AC 12 V, 1 A|
|Power Consumption||12 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||164 x 62 x 176mm (6-7/16", 2-7/16", 6-15/16")|
|Weight||910g (2 lbs)|
|For Windows Users Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP||OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Home Edition/XP Professional Computer: 166 MHz or higher; Intel Pentium/Celeron processor Available Memory: 32 MB or more Hard Disk: 2 MB or more|
|USB MIDI Driver||OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Home Edition/XP Professional Computer 166 MHz or higher; Intel Pentium/Celeron processor Available Memory: 32 MB or more (64 MB or more is recommended) Hard Disk: 2 MB or more.|
|For Macintosh Users Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP||OS: Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS 9.22(The Mac OS X and Mac Classic environments are not supported) Computer: A Macintosh computer with a PowerPC or later CPU Available Memory: 16 MB or more Hard Disk: 32 MB or more Display: 800 x 600, 32,000 colors or more|
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- Excellent Craftsmanship
- Expansive Possibilities
- Great Sound
- Nerd Compatible
- Slight Learning Curve
- Jam Sessions
- Live Sound
Comments about Yamaha magicstomp:
This pedal is the most creative and has the largest expansive palette of sound in a pedal this size. Think of all the creative sound possibilities in an Axe FX-II minus the Vocoder, Wah, Formant, and Synth.
So pack all that, plus Virtual Circuit Modeling, and you have the Magicstomp pedal
The Yamaha Magic Stomp units use Yamaha's Virtual Circuit Modeling technology that more accurately models the behavior of electrical circuits and tubes. As a result, the virtual "tubes" behave like real tubes and can be pushed (e.g. boost pedal in front).
By using VCM the pedal recreates, not just simulates, the cabinets and heads of some of the legendary amps for a more accurate reproduction of that specific amp's sound.
I can get a thick Soldano, or Mesa Boogie, or Marshal Plexi, or Fender, you name it.
Plus all the effects are worth the price alone.
My only wish is if this pedal comes back that you could be able to chain the effects together into a single patch which could be edited on the computer editor.
I own several of these and I enjoy the ability to tweak them at home while exploring different sounds then locking them into the patch and then downloading the edited sound to the pedal. Then I go play a show and see how the patch performs in a live setting. I then tweak the pedal using the onboard editing features and save the changes. When I get home I can download those edited changes back to the computer and save them to a file. After saving the live tweaked patches I can then upload the single patch, or all the patches I edited, to another Magicstomp pedal. That way I have backup files and backup pedals ready to go. Plus I can share my patches or entire selections with any other Magicstomp user to upload to their pedal.
These pedals are true-bypass when not on and can be chained together. However, chaining them together is like chaining any set of pedals together so your sound will vary as you add more pedals or various effects or distortions.
I use these in the Effect Chain line of my pedal board instead to get a cleaner effect in the overall signal chain.
The versatility of this pedal is unprecedented and I am not sure why they were discontinued.
There are various support groups around the Internet and one good one is on Yahoo groups.
There is too much to cover about this pedal in one review but suffice to say this will always be in my pedal board arsenal as the core pedals I build my sound around.
We opened up for Lita Ford once as one of 4 opening acts and we had to go on first. I brought my Carvin DC200 koa wood guitar, a Fender 112R, and 1 Magicstomp pedal. The sound guy mic'd me with a flat ribbon mic and ran me through the soundboard. The place could not tell that my little Fender 12 sitting on top of, and in front of, several Marshall stacks was making that much sound. That incredible sound came from just one setting on this pedal. When the gig was done I pulled the pedal and the small amp off the stage to surprised faces.
I cannot endorse this pedal enough and only wish Yamaha would bring back this awesome pedal and the community it spawned.
I own all 4 of the the Magicstomp models. Mark I, Mark II, Acoustic, and Bass models.