MOD Devices let us know that they’ve released an update to the operating system for the MOD Devices platform, covering all of their products. They describe the update as ‘a significant step forward for the MOD Devices platform.’
The Mod Devices OS. is part of their platform of open-source multi-effects pedals and effects. It lets you load over 400 effects plugins, available for free, and use them in a hardware device.
With the debut of their newest audio processor, the MOD Dwarf, the company has released an update that also enhances their Duo X and MOD Duo, devices.
The update improves the platform’s user interface, and also unlocks new features, including a file manager UI inside the now-familiar web interface.
With upcoming plugins and sampled instruments, users will be able to upload their own audio and MIDI files and IR files to and from the device. This opens up many new use cases for all MOD Devices: using it as a backing track player, MIDI player or impulse response loader – it will even be capable of running sampled instruments.
The number of user control pages has also doubled on the Duo X.
While actuators have been unlocked to become momentary switches when activated. They can be set to either “momentary on” or “momentary off”, opening up new performance options.
Similarly, you can now set the buttons of the Duo X or the footswitches of the Duo and Footswitch controller to cycle through different colors with list-style parameters. On the Advanced settings for the assignment, you can set the LED color to be static or to cycle. In cycle mode, the LEDs will change the colors helping to identify the position in the list that has been currently selected offering a clear presentation of the user’s personal set-up.
Additionally, you can assign toggle parameters – such as the effects on/off switch – to all knobs
- new fonts
- cleaner look for assigned parameters
- pedalboard and snapshot names in the header of the displays
- foot navigation mode showing names of previous and next pedalboard (since the active pedalboard name is already shown in the header)
- blinking LED in foot navigation mode – you know the pedalboard is loaded when the led stops blinking
For more information, see the MOD Wiki.