I got back here after a while and I noticed that most of the software updates lately seem to address the Mod X only.
Plus the imminent launch of the Mod Dwarf will draw even more resources on that.
I’m afraid the Mod Duo risks being left behind.
There are still some areas in the Mod Duo that I think are woefully missing and I’d really need to seem addressed for my Duo to be completely functional, in particular the ability to select a preset by direct input, be it a CC signal or a patch change.
I’m really afraid the Duo will stagnate before getting really useful to me.
Even though the Duo does not have CVs inputs and outputs, you can still use CV plugins internally for a number of purposes. For example, to set up macro controls. Check this out: https://wiki.moddevices.com/wiki/CV_Tutorial
to be honest, by digging around in the forum and the wiki, it seems that even now it should be possible to dedicate a midi channel to shapshot switching in a pedalboard via program change, just as you do for pedalboard switching in a bank.
it’s a little buried and not complete in the docs, but the functionality seems to be there.
I still have to check it out and although it could surely be improved (I guess it works by indexing the preset list and that can’t be reordered for the moment) but it’s a start.
Yes, I just tested the functionality and it works as advertised. i was able to switch snapshots with just one press of the footswitchs of my midi pedalboard, after setting the correct midi channel.
This is nice. I have to say all of this is not so obvious by reading the docs. If you allow me, I’ll be glad to update the wiki to make this info more preminent.
Here are some issues I noticed.
if you assign shapshots to a knob, when you select a shapshot via midi the selection on the display is not updated. Of course, if you change snapshot using the knob the midi controller will not be updated, either, but this is to be expected.
another issue is that the current snapshot is not shown anywhere on the displays, but I’m glad to read that is being addressed. Ideally, one would need to read both the current pedalboard and the shapshot on the displays. Will it be done too?
All in all it’s already a great improvement in my way of using multieffects. It’s still problematic in some ways. For example, a lot of cheap midi footswitch controllers (including mine) allow you to select only one midi channel for all messages, so I have to choose whether to operate Duo pedalboards or Duo shapshots, unless I get another controller or a more powerful one like the Behringer FCB1010.
I’m thinking of some workarounds to effectively use pedalboard switching and snapshot switching at the same time with minimal pedalboard redesign. Maybe some kind of hardware midi mapping tool?
would it be possible to add to the available settings an option where instead of assigning a MIDI channel for snapshot you assign an “offset” of the messages on the same channel set for pedalboards?
I’ll try to make an example:
PEDALBOARD NAV MIDI CHN: 1 SHAPSHOT NAV MIDI CHAN: 1 SNAPSHOT MIDI OFFSET: 50
In this way both pedalboards and snapshots will be switched listening to just one channel. PC messages from 1 to 20 will be converted as index for the pedalboard list, just as it happens now. Messages 50+ will be subtracted 50 and converted to indexes for the snapshot list.
You’ll have to decide how many pedalboards to limit your MIDI switchable list to, but over all I think this would be a perfectly acceptable trade off in order to have pedalboards and snapshots switchable using just a MIDI channel.
Do you think it would be possible / easy to implement in the future?