25 best music making gadgets

Whether you're a heavy metal machine, a jazz hepcat or a synth wizard, you'll be able to make some noise with these musical gadgets

AmpliTube iRig Stomp

£50, ikmultimedia.com

Interacting with a touchscreen in the middle of a gig is tricky – but there's a ton of interesting guitar effects apps available on iDevices. What to do?

The iRig Stomp is the first stompbox interface for iOS devices, letting tech-savvy axemen integrate their signal processing apps into a live pedalboard setup. Clever stuff – just be careful what you're stomping on: you wouldn't want to tread on your iPhone.