DigiTech Intros iPB-10 iPad Effects Pedalboard

DigiTech has announced the iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard – the world’s first programmable pedal board you can use with your Apple iPad.

DigiTech have also introduced the iPB-Nexus app for iPad, designed to work in conjunction with the iPB-10, which is designed to let you create you ‘ultimate pedalboard’.


  • Users can drag and drop up to 10 different pedals, in any order, to each pedalboard, and can add an amp and cabinet to complete each setup.
  • It offers 87 different pedals, 54 amps, and 26 cabinets to choose from.
  • The iPB-10 uses multiple Audio DNA2 processors to provide no-latency signal processing with 24-bit A/D/A converters.
  • The iPB-10 will work without an iPad plugged in to it. The 2 digit LED display on the unit that indicates the current preset bank, though there is also a master volume knob on the back panel of the unit. (At this time users will not be able to edit, adjust, or save presets without an iPad.)
  • For those worrying about your iPad being damaged on the floor – You can connect the iPad to the DigiTech iPB-10 via an extension cable and mount the iPad on a mic stand.

The DigiTech iPB-10 is compatible with all models of iPad2 & iPad. Pricing and availability are TBA.

17 thoughts on “DigiTech Intros iPB-10 iPad Effects Pedalboard

  1. Well, like it says, you can always just use a cable if you're worried about that. I figure it'd also allow easier access to the FX controls if you just had it on a stand or something.

  2. Major disappointment…so it's an RP-1000 costing $100 more that REQUIRES an iPad to interface with. ::snooze:: I would have preferred they build an $800 model that INCLUDES a touch-screen.

    I predict the iPB-10 stays on the market for two years, tops.

  3. To quote Chris Randall of Analog Industries:

    "This Digitech iBP-10 iPad pedalboard thing was obviously designed by someone that has never performed on stage. Ever."


  4. How about something that just lets you step on your iPad? Like painters need special conductive brushes to paint on an iPad, how about an iToe that you could attach on to your favorite shoe?

  5. Although I think this is brilliant I see one problem. All the guitarists I know that are amazing have no idea how to much more digitally than turn a computer on and browse Al Gore's interwebs. The 'synth' guys are going the play synth live or play some loops perhaps. The 'guitar' guys LOVE analog. I gave one of my friends a spare copy of Live and he got Guitar Rig but hates it because it isn't 'physically real'. He still uses analog and would much rather pay a lot more for for anolog. This product is without a doubt pretty cool but I'm not sure who the target demographic is. I would use this but I have little interest in playing guitar live.

  6. @ Ralf Jung:

    I've been using an RP500 as the pre-amp to my rig for over a year now, both live and for recording. I also work in a music store and am very familiar with digital modeling/multi-effect processing units in general. I'm a HUGE fan of Digitech…but to me, this new unit is extremely limited in scope/accessibility, unless you have an iPad. Essentially, between the iPB-10 and the iPad, you're spending over $1,000 to get full a fully-featured product. Inexcusable, in my book.

    I was also under the impression that you could assign the signal chain on the RP1000? If not, I apologize for my ignorance. For me personally, I think Digitech's assigning of the chain on the RP500 makes perfect sense- I wouldn't mess with it even if I could.

    In my opinion, Digitech should have simply released an "RP2000" for around $800 with an included touch-screen for assigning pedals/signal path. Requiring the iPad for full, easy interface is a major restriction in my book.

  7. I’ve played with the iPB-10 for about 6 months now. It is rugged as hell, unbelievably versatile and sounds amazing. You don’t have to worry about stepping on your iPad unless you are a complete klutz. The iPad is very well protected in the unit. I bought an iClip and an extension cable so my iPad sits on my mic stand away from harm and easily in arms distance so I can adjust settings and sound without having to bend over.

    Every negative comment on this thread looks like it comes from someone making an assumption without trying the unit first hand. If you are doing originals and trying to carve out your own unique sound, this might not be the unit for you. If you are doing covers and need a diversity of sounds this is a great unit. The interface is intuitive (looks like good old stomp boxes, amps and cabinets). The arrangement of effects pre/post and in an external loop are endless and the tones are excellent. Latency is non-existent which makes it ideal for recording and studio work.

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