Hardware Pedal for VST Amp Sims

This might be the coolest thing I’ve seen in… well, a long while! A hardware pedal you can load your regular VST amp sims into and bring to rehearsal or a gig. To quote the manufacturer SM Pro:

It’s no secret that some of the very best guitar tones and effects are now being created from within computer software plug-ins. The V-Pedal gives guitarists access to these and many more sound options in a dedicated floor stomp box.

SM Pro V-pedal

You just upload the VSTs (yes multiple) via USB from your computer. My only worries are compatiblity issues and latency – if these are just worries this is probably the coolest guitar hardware in ages.

Here are specs provided by the manufacturer:

  • External hardware host for Windows plugins (VSTi and VST FX)
  • MIDI learn functions included
  • Create synth layers and chain them with effects
  • USB-Ports for copy protection dongles
  • Multiple VSTi’s can be combined
  • Programmable stomp switches
  • All effect and/or synth chains can be switched latency free
  • Rotary encoders
  • Play software samplers and stream its content from any USB drive
  • Programmable expression pedal
  • Banks, presets can be edited with the V-pedal or the host software
  • Connect nearly every MIDI-Controller to the V-Pedal
  • 1,5 Ghz CPU
  • 2 GB Flash Memory for plug-ins and presets
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 24Bit / 192kHz DAC
  • 2 Mic / line inputs (combo)
  • MIDI in and out
  • 2 TRS outputs
  • 2 XLR outputs
  • 1 USB to host port for connecting with the computer
  • 1 headphone output
  • 12V power port
  • 2 USB ports for dongles and/or controllers