DigiTech have just announced two new effect pedals called the Element and Element XP pictured above, the XP as you can see has an expression pedal attached to the side of the pedal for realtime control of various parameters.
The Element has 32 different effects, 12 amps, and 9 speaker cabinets to choose from, a guitar tuner, and dedicated headphone jack, the Element XP has 38 different effects but shares the same amp and speaker combinations. You can see the full list of effects and amp/speaker combinations on the Element & Element XP product pages but the main additions for the XP are the Wah and Whammy effects due to the additional expression pedal.
With 100 factory presets to build from, you can create and save up to 100 more custom presets as you go. Kick on one of the 45 different drum tracks to play to jam to, with the touch of a button. When you need some drums to play along with, choose from one of the 45 different drum and rhythm tracks. You can set the tempo to match you. The expression pedal [XP only] makes your performance more dynamic. Use it to control a Whammy™, wahs, or volume in real-time. Kick up the volume for your solo and back it off for the verse to keep.
These look pretty cool but I can’t help thinking that it would be much easier to edit and save presets if they had included a USB connection and some editing software, the small buttons may mean that this pedal could be a little fiddly to edit.