The unit is incredibly sturdy, a pretty important factor given it’s going to live on the floor. The button setup couldn’t be simpler. Four stompbox controls sit nearest to you as you look at the GiO, these control the effects you have added to your amp sound in whichever DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) you have opted for. Tap the stompbox on or off with your foot and see the pedal light glow on when the pedal is active and off when it’s not. Above those four controls are the playback controls. These are also big enough and sturdy enough to be activated with your foot. On the right and left corner of the GiO there are two rubberised buttons which will let you navigate through amp presets, again, with your foot so you needn’t be anywhere near your Mac.