Music Gear Review: StompLight DMX Pro Effect Pedal and Pal

The StompLight DMX Pro light show pedals have undergone a major update including a reduction in pricing. Available in white or black, the StompLight DMX Pro sells for $299 MSRP and the StompLight Pal that interconnects and synchronizes to the DMX sells for $249 MSRP.

I received for review a StompLight DMX Pro, StompLight Pal and two PowerBank batteries and cables. Both the units come with 12.6-volt wall-wart adapters that also charge the PowerBank batteries. StompLight DMX Pro has a hinged ‘clamshell’ cover that allows the super-bright LED bank to throw light up at nearly any angle. I used the review unit here at my recording studio decoratively—and I miss it already.

There are five modes available using the Mode footswitch. The color wheel mode is my favorite mode and you can adjust the speed at which it fades from one color to the next color. The Rate/Sensitivity control allows changes from about once every half-second to about once every 30 seconds.

My second favorite is solid color mode that offers red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and finally white. It does set a certain mood in the studio with the white mode making a good troubleshooting light.

The third mode is a kind of color organ that works dynamically to blast light in any of the above single colors. Loud sounds produce a brighter light—an internal microphone with a sensitivity control picks up whatever sound(s) in the room. Or the fourth mode uses a mono audio signal directly connected to the unit’s .-inch Input jack.

The fifth mode is a stroboscopic mode for bright flashes in any of the chosen colors with repetition rates from every .-second to three times a second.

Multiple StompLight DMX Pros or StompLight Pals can be interconnected and flash in perfect sync using the unit’s In/Out XLR connectors. It easy to fill out larger stages all trigger from a single DMX Pro unit. I think this is a great product and useful in all sorts of ways for parties, music venues, nightclub/bar lighting and much more. All StompLight products come with a 1-year warranty.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com