I’ve been playing with the MOD Duo for some weeks now… as a quite experienced semiprofessional guitarist (Rock & Metal) I know the needs of many people playing live on stage, in the studio or rehearsal room.
My audio-programming skills could be better and I’m not able to support this part, but from the perspective of a “professional user” I can share my collected suggestions and feature requests to achieve better usability and reliable gear for “every day use”:
- save configuration of input / output levels
- import / export pedalboards (import with automatic install of missing plugins and/or warning)
- mute audio until boot is completely finished to avoid crackling sound
- show percentage (bar graph) of boot process in display
- optional show cpu load / memory usage in display (small in a corner)
- optional show warning (just for a short time) in display when too many dropouts per second occur
- show tuner in display, would be perfect to activate it by holding footswitch for 3 seconds, optional mute audio when tuner is active, option to set pitch and transpose (± 6 semitones)
- convolver plugin for speaker simulation with option to upload impulse responses (eg. redwirez)
- optimize gui of the parametric equalizer, change order of the control, group [frequency/gain/q] settings like this: [f1/g1/q1],[f2/g2/q2],…
- include high- and low-pass in parametric equalizer
- option to switch multiple plugins with one footswitch (and/or MIDI command) at the same time
example: activate/deactivate 4 plugins with one step, eg. wah, distortion, delay and gain/volumeboost to switch between rhythm- and solo sound
- option to assign multiple MIDI commands (and/or footswitch) to one plugin
example: use the same gain/volumeboost plugin for slight rhythm boost and for solo sound (no need to use the same plugin several times, saves cpu load and avoids confusing pedalboard setups)
- allow “hot plugging” of (USB) MIDI controllers with automatic re-setting the pedalboard’s MIDI assignments (this might be useful if the MIDI controller wasn’t connected while loading the pedalboard)
- for swiching between pedalboards: smooth fading (about 100 ms) between the both pedalboard’s sounds, no silence or “hard” changes
At last a big thank you to the MOD Duo team and all people working on this project.
You did some really great work so far!