Plugins for the upcoming global BPM?

In the up coming firmware update (1.3) I believe that the global BPM will be implemented…

Is the Bollie Delay the only plugin that is ready to accept this?
Are there other plugins that will use this?
Are developers updating current plugins to accommodate this?

I’m very excited to see this update!

Sorry, but no. v1.3 is mostly about pedalboard presets.

Once global BPM is here, plugins that have a designated BPM port will automatically follow the global value.
It’s very likely that the plugins bpm parameters will be hidden away, as to not generate confusion.

The global BPM will be addressable to a knob or footswitch (via tap-tempo).

This doesn’t mean delays and other time effects will be automatically in sync though.
Their BPM values will match the global one, but they need to know more information to get everything in sync (usually bar, beat and time signature).
A few plugins already do this, like the step sequencer. Once this feature is out, you’ll see multiple step sequencers playing together in perfect sync (initial tests already proved this).


HI @falkTX,
Thank you for the clarification. I must have heard about the upcoming update and assumed it’s going to be on that one.
Pedalboard presets is going to be AWESOME! :heart_eyes:

I’m super excited for these upcoming updates!

Hey @Skydiver

My bad. I gave you the wrong info.

As of Dec/2016, 1.3 was supposed to include BPM support, but the technical team opted to split the scope and keep focus on presets.

Sorry :wink:

Good to know that I’m not crazy… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: well maybe I still am… Ha!

Both of these updates are going to be great!
Probably a smart move to split these so that you can concentrate on one then move to the next.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Not sure whether this thread hijacking, but if so, I’ll just start a new one.

I dread the sound of a metronome, but would love some visual feedback from the Duo. Would it be possible to light the LEDs above the buttons rhythmically in sync with the (global) BPM? Or even switch on and off the background light for one of the displays? That would be an awesome feature… or plugin. If need be, it could still produce some kind of ticking noise.

When you use tap tempo for the Bollie Delay the light blinks in time.
I’m guessing that this would be the case with the global BPM. Is this a correct assumption?..

Good question! Would the global BPM overrule other plugins using the LED’s? Will it even be possible to have other – “local” – beats for plugins once the global beat is activated?

Does the global bpm plugin exist yet?

We have global BPM since a few years now. There is no need for a plugin in this case, you click on the addressing icon near the BPM and you can address it to anything

It is the case that only some of the plugins are able to sync with global BPM. As well, for some that have the capability, you may need to change their settings since some plugins can sync from different sources (global, tap tempo, discrete value). There’s a lot of historical context behind all of this. In the earlier days of MOD and the Duo, the device was developed more in the realm of guitar players. The pedalboard motif and the curated plugins reflected this. In the traditional guitar player world, you set or tap a tempo on your delay and then hope the band keeps good time! From the perspective of plugin developers, the concept of “global BPM” probably wasn’t on their radar when many of these were originally written several years ago.

Is there a solution

Some of the plugins have been converted to honor the global BPM, make sure to check their settings. If you have one (or more) that you like using that don’t work with global BPM, ask politely on the forum about their status. The MOD team may be able to add the feature quickly or help to reach out to the original developer.

Tap-tempo can only be set on the global BPM, not in particular controls anymore.
What can be done is to assign a tempo division to a particular tempo-related control. Perhaps this is not working?

Not sure if I follow…

Did you set it up like this?


MIDI out will output on the DIN MIDI and whatever usb midi devices you connect it to.
If you connect the bottom-left MIDI in to bottom-right MIDI out jacks in the pedalboard, it will work as midi-through yeah.

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I don’t have that pulldown and tempo checkbox.

Everything updated, no pulldown.

Make sure the device software and plugin are updated.
This feature was introduced in v1.8, and plugins were changed to adapt to it. So updating is required.

Yes, mod duo and plugin are updated.

I don’t know if you understood but I already had the updates made when I posted the problem on the modulay.

I am very disappointed with the mod duo, it is not a reliable solution. Modifications were done in the firmware that threw all my pedalboards in the trash. Time functions have stopped working and the updates do not solve the problems.

That’s strange because I checked my system settings and Modulay, (which I had to update today) to see if they matched yours and now they do. I can see the the checkbox for “Translate value to musical tempo” on my Modulay Time parameter. Did you reload the browser or reboot the Mod Duo after an update? I find it odd that it doesn’t appear for you. Hopefully it’s not some browser cache issue or something like that.

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I cold try cleaning the cache next time I work with Mod Duo, but every other features works, so it’s a shoot in the dark. I passed directly from the version 1.6 to the version 1.8, can be that the problem?