Hi! Come Introduce Yourself!

My name is Helge, I live way to the north, in Norway, three hours from the Russian border. I love experimenting with sound, mainly with my guitar on my kxstudio box! But also with a lovely er-hu (Chinese two stringed instrument). In my freetime i grow garlic and walk my husky in our peaceful surroundings.
Really looking forward to recieve my mod :smile:
A big thank you for all inspiration posted here! And to the developers giving us this great tool! Warm greetings from the north


Hey all,

I’m Steve - a bass player from the UK - received my MOD last week, and within two days had ditched the Lexicon MPX-G2 I’d been using for 18 years :slight_smile:

I make music both solo and in collaboration with a host of other musicians - all of that is over at http://music.stevelawson.net - I’ll be posting some video of what I’m up to with the MOD asap :slight_smile:


Hello Everybody,

since i will recieve my MOD in the next days, it’s time you get to know me… :slight_smile:
i’m Dominik, saxophone player out of germany. Been playing for ~20 years, seriously for 4 years now (i’m not a professional but i play a lot in several bands and i earn some money with it. not enough to live from, but hey - i can afford a MOD :wink: )
Well, the sax is my main instrument - i also sing and play the piano a bit, i also produce but mainly for my own use.
For effects on my saxophone i have been using an old digitech vocal 300 (yes, vocal effect pedals are the go-to solution for horn players) and it did it’s job quite well. I found myself in a position where i had to decide to buy several seperate pedals (without harmonizer!) that would have had cost around 600$ or just preorder the MOD. No-brainer.
Also i will be able to expand my live playing style, using a small midi keyboard and adding vocal effects to my microphone. All-in-one… awesome.
Well, i guess you heard that part quite a lot…

I will try to use the MOD also for the harmonizers, with my old effect pedal i only hat the equivalent to the “capo”. I certainly hope the cpu won’t burn down. But i’m confident, i can work with what i get, still hoping there will be an upgrade-possibility (i.e. from the A20 to the A23) in the future.

As most users here are (naturally) are String Players, i will try to take my time to upload some pedalboards for horn players, as well contribute in everything that might be interesting for horn players. My first thing to-do for example is to solder some cables and adapters since i have to use a phantom power adaper for my sax clip-on mic, which has an balanced xlr output. That i will have to match to the unbalanced TS input.

Also i started fiddling around with Arduino some weeks ago. Looking forward to the Arduino Shield or the documentation to build one myself.

k, i think i will leave you to it. Sorry for droning on.
My first weekend with the MOD will be awesome! :grinning:


I’m Yan, play by hobbie, play guitar, bass, bell, triangle, clap and a little keyboard. I’m a composer, probably my only fan. I will use the MOD to record my songs and play with friends in our dirty little room.


Hi MOD-fellows

My name is Charly, I’m playing bass and since last thurstday I’m also a proud DUO user.
I bought the Duo because I’ve always been a pedal enthusiast. A few years ago i startet to build some pedals on my own, and since I have some experience in coding, i thought about switching to the software domain. Then in may i discoverd the MOD and now I’m eager to find out what i can do with this nice peace of hardware.

I’m also the bassist in a Stoner-Rock band and I plan to use the Duo exessively for some weird sounds.


Hi there!

I started my internship at MOD devices this week in the beautiful city of Berlin!

But let me start by introducing myself. My name is Jarno Verheesen. I am from the Netherlands and live in a small farmers town between the German and Belgium borders. I am 23 years of age and a third year Electrical Engineering student with a passion for music and audio equipment. My passion for electronics started around 5 years ago. I just got my first tube amp and wondered how those glass bulbs could produce such wonderful sounds. I started reading books and started to understand how they worked. I realized that I would spend most of my day playing around with electronics and decided to turn this hobby to the next step. I switched college from commercial management and marketing to mathematics and physics before starting electrical engineering. In those years I have designed and build many effect pedals and tube amplifiers. With good skills on an analogue level, I wanted to challenge myself and do more with software and embedded in combination with audio. This is where the MOD comes into play. I am very exited to join MOD and its community and work with this amazing product.

I will start working on expanding the family of switchboxes. More of that subject can be found in the plugins section or click this link: Audio and MIDI switchboxes

We will be in touch!

Jarno Verheesen


I’m David. I currently play about 13 instruments, the unique one is the ztar.
I play drums( djembe, cajon, conga, & bodhran) & guitar in Mystery Soda, guitar & cajon in Elemental Impressions. I play drums, cello, harp, double-bass & guitar in Whispers of Arcadia. I play Ztar, cello, keys, drums, various control surfaces & guitar in Elemental Orgy.
The mod duo allows me to make bank sets for each band which really helps since the genres range from celtic to ambient/electronica.
I was a programmer for many years and when the music season slows for winter, I plan on trying to get more wave manglers / glitch style of plugins going for the mod duo.


Hi everyone!

Camille here, the latest addition to the MOD Team. I joined the Berlin office a bit over a month ago as Marketing Coordinator and I gotta say, it’s been a lot of fun so far!

I thought I would tell you a bit about myself. I am originally from Paris but I’ve been living in Berlin for 4 years now. I am currently about to finish my bachelor in electronic music production and live performance and I’ve been working on my musical project for a couple of years, where I produce and sing as Lakmé. I am also a classically trained pianist - you could definitely say music is my thing.
Here’s some of my stuff, if you are feeling curious! https://soundcloud.com/lakkkme
Done with the shameless self-promotion now.

I am super excited to be part of such a passionate and motivated team, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for MOD! I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a wild ride.

Anyways, it’s nice to meet all of you!
Speak soon,



hey @Camille… love the light-filled transparency in your tracks!
welcome. :slight_smile:


Alex here,

I have got a Mod Duo from the second kickstarter batch.

I am a software engineer specialised in scientific calculations (including non-linear wavelet filtering for denoising of signals) and Linux user since the mid 90’s. I have played the guitar for more than 30 years now, although never really getting further than hobbyist level (I miss free time to break out of the pentatonic box).

For many years I have been using Linux as a music workstation and dreamt of being able to make a portable effect processor that could fit in a pedal. When the Raspberry Pi arrived, I thought they were the way to go, but their sound processing hardware were not good enough yet.

While doing my research on the topic, I came across the Mod Duo kickstarter campaign and got hooked instantly. Note that it is my first effect pedal ever so I have no background in using “traditional” pedals. I find the mod such a fantastic new territory to explore !!!

Since I got mine, I have tried to contribute to a couple of things and to help users as much as my availability would allow. One of the things that interest me is enhancing the integration between the Mod and Linux based DAWs.

Musically, I am interested in too many things to list here, but I have a very particular interest in Frank Zappa’s music and his guitar tones. Watermelon in Easter Hay is one of my favourite piece of music ever, but to this day, I still have been unable to get my guitar tone right on this one. I think it would be great to have a section in the forum dedicated to specific tone discussions.

Apart from that, I am also deeply interested in the capabilities of the Mod for recording (being used as a high performance sound interface of my PC), especially from microphones. However, I was a bit unlucky on that one as my Mod is plagued by a hardware noise issue (it’s going back to Berlin very soon to be fixed).

Also, I live in South East England not far from London.


Hello ;Od community,

I am Marius from mid Germany and I play drums at my church, keyboards at my band www.queenandthegang.info, and some acoustic guitar and bass.
I became a electronic technician (telecom) but I currently work with different social projects.
I managed to record a short CD of my band a few years ago by self-learning and recording with very little knowledge, at that time with windows. My bad.

I am somehow involved with Linux since 2004 but never got to be a programmer.
I like the idea of open source programs and linux. Since I heard much of the mod project
via linux audio mailing lists I surely had to get one and didn’t regret it.

It became my obvious signature sound to play some keyboards through a leslie simulation box
and a shimmery-like reverb. Now I can have both effects in one box, crafted from guys whose names are so familiar through mailing lists to me. I am very thankful for that.

I like to program various effects pedals or keyboards and even synths to get workable sounds,
so when I fiddle a new patch/preset/pedalboard I want it to have a certain purpose to stand out
in its own way but not to cover up the other instruments.

I like to help the community in developing good strategies for the end user not to fiddle too much with the Mod duo.
Sometimes too much tweaking lets us get less inspirational regarding our music.

Feel free to ask me something else.

Snarky Puppy or The Funky Knuckles? Both, please

See you and God bless


Hi you all ! :slightly_smiling_face:

I’m Frederic from France (Montereau 77130)

I’ m a happy new owner of the DUO, passionate of sound, I’ m playing guitar, bass, synths, shakers and triangles … and everything doing some noise. I practise Linux and it’s audio softwares since a few years. I have all the same full of (naives) questions to ask about hardware and software aspects of the DUO. I’m very happy to find this community and having the opportunity to share and contribute to the project in one way or another.
I have full of idea of plugin which does not still exist (it seems to me) but I have to form for all which concerns the appropriate (and easy ^^ ) programming languages and the LV2 format.
I play most of the time in my home-studio (Tourneriff Association Studio) where I compose, mix and fiddle for me and others. You can hear a part of my “job” here https://altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/album/le-bateleur as a bass player, few guitars and synths, percusssions,etc…a great part of this has been made under Linux/Ardour/LV2s !
In the pleasure to discuss with you all…

Frederic (aka Tourneriff) :slight_smile:


Bienvenue !

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Thanks Alex ! :slight_smile:

Hi all, this is Nicola from Italy. :slight_smile:

I just ordered a Mod Duo and I plan to use it with my Chapman Stick.

First of all, Duo will have to show its strength in managing hi-z signal from the humbucking passive pickups of the two separate Stick channels.
Actually I do use an SP2 SFX preamp which is doing a great job with its 3Mohm inputs.
I also plug the Stick direct into my Signature Series Soundcraft mixer hi-z inputs.
Being them around 1Mohm, which is similar to Mod Duo, I hope it will be ok.

I usually play jazz and bossa novas with minimalistic setup (just a slight reverb), but I would like to experiment a little bit to improve my sound more than adding effects.

That’s why I asking for some suggestions for my setup that I imagine will be as follows:

Two parallel channels, each one having:

  1. compressor (to manage better Stick dynamic, high level attack and mild sound)

  2. parametric eq (sound optimization)

  3. delay (to be use as reverb reinforcement for great ambient, not for tapping, multitapping …)

  4. reverb (to be set as a room for bossas or mid swings or hall for ballads)

  5. shimmer (something that can emulate a sort of warm analog keyboard pad to be used just in case… :slight_smile: )

Which are the best sounding plugins to start with?

Thanks to all.


Welcome @Nicola

We have some Stick players here in the community. Due to the Duo’s dual independent inputs it caters quite a lot for this particular instrument.

@Skydiver shall be the best person to give you hints.

Wish you a lot of fun with your Duo!


Hi all !

I’m Dirk, guy from Belgium, I’m using Mod Duo for a week now.
Think it will be a new addiction, I’m not drinking coffee anymore since 5 days ago.

I’m a passionate photographer. Haven’t figured out yet how to take pictures with this Mod Duo, but give me an extra couple of days and …
So, I’m not a good musician, don’t want to play live (yet), but I just like to create melodies, wether it’s with my guitar or with a midi keyboard. And I want to share stuff online.
Feel free to visit http://www.soundcloud.com/bulevardi/
I hope I’ll find some time to record some new stuff in the next couple of months, as I have a job and a family/household to manage too. I guess everyone struggles with a lack of time here.

I switched from Windows to Linux (Mint) in the last couple of years, and I’ve been using and experimenting with lots of different music setups, linux distros, DAWs, guitar amps (simulations) and so on… And now I’m hooked into the Linux world, currently using Reaper as DAW.
Glad it’s all working now as it should.

So yes, you’ll see me around some more here in this place I guess.



Welcome @bulevardi, I’m interested in your setup in Mint. What tools/apps have you been using, which ones you like? Any good synth emulators (other than the Duo of course :slight_smile:)?

Hi @acunha ,

Not much yet, the DAW I’m using is Reaper, they have a native linux version and it works perfect.
The synth I’m into now is Hive from U-He, also a Berlin based company btw.

And what my workflow concerns this is the best setup I can ever imagine.

And I worked with Waveform (Tracktion) before too as a daw, but there’s something malfunctioning why I always have to set the audio settings again and it doesn’t always want to configure the way it should.

What Linux concerns, I’ve tested nearly every daw available (ardour, audacity, lmms,…) and lots of distros too like Ubuntu Studio, KX studio, Guitarinux, … but most of the stuff were not entirely suiting my needs or some only working with Jack (which totally did not function in my setup the last couple of years) I’ve been busy troubleshooting long time making these connections with Jack, setting up Rakarrack, Guitarix, Calf Plugins and so on… but none worked because me and Jack were no good friends.

Now, here’s where the Mod Duo comes into the story as solution: it’s a Linux system, using JACK as audio server and loading plugins in LV2 format, it contains a few Rakarrack, Guitarix and Calf plugins.
So it’s already doing everything out of the box, I don’t need to worry anymore to troubleshoot on my own computer to figure out connections. Works straight away via my audio interface (Focusrite) into Reaper.

From now on, it’s time to learn to work with all these tools and play with it and record. Enough time lost with my quest :wink:
Before, when I used Windows, I used Reaper too and the free Synth1 vst. However, it doesn’t load correctly with wine under Linux here. For most people it does, but here it doesn’t.

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Be aware that the MOD software is available on Linux as well, especially if you use KXStudio, you can have the MOD interface running on your machine.

I am not telling you NOT to buy the DUO which is amazing and has got excellent hardware as well.

I am using both solutions and can combine the best of both worlds.

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