The OpenStomp Coyote-1 is an open source audio effects processor intended for guitar players. With the Coyote-1, you can develop custom audio effects in software (like distortion, echo, chorus etc.), mix multiple effects to build “patches”, and exchange those effects and patches with the OpenStomp community.
A companion Windows application (OpenStomp Workbench) lets you combine effects into patches graphically and move patches and effects between the Coyote-1 device and their PC’s disk.
The Coyote-1 O/S is open source so you can tweak it to behave any way you like, and the hardware is fully documented so that developers can take control of the whole pedal, dedicating all available system resources toward the implementation of unique custom solutions.
While OpenStomp development is targeting the lowest common denominator – Windows guitar players – it’s an open platform, which means we may see a Mac OpenStomp Workbench. I’d like to see this in a modular form factor for synthesists, too.
The Coyote-1 retails for $349. Details at the HowlerAudio site.