Griffin Technology has released the StompBox, a programmable multi-functional foot controller for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that enables virtual guitar effects.

Designed to work with any instrument that takes a 1/4-inch jack such as a guitar, bass guitar, electric violin and keyboard, StompBox was created to work with Frontier Design’s iShred LIVE app. The combination of StompBox and iShred LIVE allows musicians to switch effects with their feet, without taking their hands off the instruments.

StompBox is packaged with the Griffin GuitarConnect cable to enable simultaneous connection to instruments, headphones and an iOS device. Using iShred LIVE, the individual foot switches can be assigned to control different effects within the app, turning your device into an effects rig.

StompBox isn’t just for musicians. Its programmable controls also work with Qscript, Griffin’s US$7.99 teleprompter app for the iPad. Using StompBox with Qscript you can control text scrolling and other presentation functions with one foot.

StompBox is available for $99.99 from Apple Retail Stores or from . Shred LIVE is available for free from the Apple App Store.