I thought I would start a club for the Hotone XTOMP because while it is only a single physical device, it acts almost like a platform for dozens (perhaps hundreds, eventually) of different effects models. It also appears that a "XTOMP Mini" is about to be announced at Winter NAMM 2017, and the development team releases updates with new models and firmware improvements every 1-2 months. Since there hadn't been much discussion of the XTOMP elsewhere on TDPRI, I thought an owners club would be a nice gathering place for XTOMP users to discuss tricks and features of the device, keep informed on software updates, and field questions from would-be buyers as to whether or not the pedal might be for them. A quick history on the XTOMP and a description of what it does. Announced at Winter NAMM 2015, the XTOMP isn't an entirely new idea - DigiTech tried a similar thing in 2012 with the iStomp, but it had to be tethered to proprietary cable to change pedals, and both the unit and the pedal models were viewed as too expensive. (They later blew out iStomp sales for $40 and made virtually all the models free, so it became a sneaky good bargain). By contrast, the XTOMP can receive software updates and pedal changes via Bluetooth from your smartphone, and (so far) ALL of the effects in the library are free. The XTOMP was delayed about a year-and-a-half after it was announced, and finally became available around May 2016, so it was pretty "soft" roll-out. But the pedal has seen a number of updates since then, and continues to improve. Here's a link to the library of effects, which is up to about 126 separate "effects", though there are a few that can be combined 2-in-1: http://xtomp.com/2015/12/16/library/ First, a few negatives to discuss. The XTOMP is a "one at a time" effect pedal, and while the actual pedal models are far advanced beyond what you'd find in most multi-effects units, it's a piece a gear meant to be used with other gear, rather than a standalone solution for "all the effects I could need at the same time". The 6 LED knobs are extremely cool-looking and very functional, but without consulting the iPhone app, you have no way of knowing what each one does. Hotone provides labels, but that isn't practical for a unit whose whole purpose is to be a "chameleon" effect changing frequently from one thing to the next. That being said, here's a quick run-down of some neat features that I've really enjoyed in my short time with the XTOMP: The LED-display knobs can be configured as on/off or mode switches by changing color as you turn them. For example, the Fulltone OCD model sets up the top middle knob as a Hi/Lo switch. The Xotic EP Booster has only a single gain knob in real life, but the XTOMP model maps two of the knobs to control the dB boost setting and bright/normal mod (which are accessible by internal DIP switches) to two external knobs. As of January 2017, the effects library includes 10 amp models and 14 cabinets. The XTOMP can be used as a standalone cabinet simulator (with output and presence controls) behind another preamp pedal, or as a direct box using the preamp + cabinet sim. The XTOMP has a L and a R output...the former outputs a normal effects signal for the front of an amp, while the latter adds a brand-appropriate speaker simulation for direct recording. Therefore, the XTOMP can be used a versatile direct box, similar to the Tech21 Character series. Tap tempo was added to the delay effects in a recent update. Hold the switch down for a second or two to activate, and the LED flashes in rhythm. Hold again to exit tap tempo mode. Anybody have one of these? Anyone considered getting one, but have questions they want me to answer or test out for them? It's far from a perfect product, but I've been really happy with it so far - especially the digital dirt models, which are usually garbage on multi-FX units, but sound very authentic on the XTOMP. Whether or not they sound exactly like the things they are emulating, the sheer variety of sounds is stunning. I've really enjoyed it thus far, and am trying to pour my energy into getting the most use out of it, while taking a prolonged break from the constant pedal researching and buying hobby (addiction).