Hotone's Xtomp crams 300 guitar effects into one low-profile pedal

We first witnessed the Xtomp in action way back at Winter NAMM 2015, but Hotone has finally unleashed the effects-loaded modelling pedal on the world.

Packing over 300 guitar and bass effects that span classic, vintage and modern tones, the Xtomp utilises a iOS/Android mobile app that beams sounds to the pedal via Bluetooth.

Key to the pedal's tones is its Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modelling tech, which processes incoming signals dynamically and allows for more complex - and therefore realistic - algorithms. Fancy.

Effect types include amplifier/cabinet, distortion, dynamic, frequency, modulation, ambient, special and combo (to run multiple effects at once).

In terms of connectivity, the Xtomp is packing stereo ins and outs and a USB port for firmware updates, while bypass options comprise relay-based true bypass and analogue buffered bypass. It's powered by a standard 9V power supply.

There's an increasing amount of competition in this arena - most notably from Zoom's MultiStomp line - but Xtomp certainly has the edge in terms of sheer effects quantity. It's available now for £179.99/$249.99; expect a review very soon…

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.