Having had a couple of days to start immersing myself in my very recently received Dwarf, I have to say that my initial impressions can be summed up as follows: “Holy SMOKES, this looks crazy good!”
The idea that I can create almost any kind of pedalboard I want, from dead simple to crazy complex, via a very accessible and user-friendly GUI, and then quickly download that to a compact box I can take anywhere is just so good it’s nuts.
Before making the decision to purchase the Dwarf, I had looked closely at, and even demo’d, a few of the mainstream pedalboard products by those big-name brands (which shall remain nameless, LOL) but all of them left me feeling a little deflated because they didn’t seem to enable the kind of extreme customization and exploration that I finally found in the Dwarf. I did also look at the Zoia, which is obviously different from say a Line 6 Helix, but that product looked like it was lacking in visualization, to my tastes anyway.
I get it that not every single open-source plug-in will necessarily match an Eventide Harmonizer, but it seems to me that finding the ones that work for you would be part of the joy of discovery with this thing. Plus, to think that I have not only instrument effects but a compelling array of synths and generators to play around with as well - didn’t see any of THAT on the other pedalboards I tried!
Anyways, looking forward to diving deeper and deeper. I suspect it won’t be tool long at all before I’m posting my own pedalboards here. Well done, MOD team!
Cheers, Frank in Vancouver