Hi MOD community
I´m sharing my vision for the Mod Dwarf
I want to use it like a groovebox/MultiFX box because this has many things ALREADY BUILT IN (generators, midi, effects) but it´s difficult to ACCESS/MOD them because of the USER INTERFACE
The major problem holding it back is the user interface (in my opinion). We have a nice Software running but not talking to the Hardware in an optimal way.
To improve the workflow I wish we can: 1º Improve the navigation, 2º eliminate the need for Computer but keep it
Look at the Zoom MultiStomp design or the Elektron way (1 page per function). I am not proposing exactly same system as above but something to keep in mind
Suggestion for NAVIGATION MODE to make a fake mouse and use what we already have:
-I would make a square grid based navigation in 2 dimensions (left-right, up-down) to make chains of pedal or modulate pedal parameters. Like when you look inside of the parameters of a pedal in the computer but for pedals too.
-Using the knobs like a pseudo mouse like a drawing sketchpad: knob 1= change options in the current space (on/off pedal, mod/add/remove), knob 2= up/down, knob 3= left/right. Clicking on knobs to enter/exit navigation mode so IT´S FAST.
So the key point here is being able to navigate the full interface with 3 knobs in Navigation mode (vertical, horizontal, and change options of this 1 parameter selected) to unlock all the power of the unit without computer.
On the other hand we have PARAMETER MODE: 3 parameters at the same PAGE like we already have, with 1 knob controlling 1 parameter.
-The 3 pushbuttons under the knobs can be used as 1= accept-enter, 2= cancel-exit, 3= next page (double tap to previous). In a consistent way like in a tamagotchi
We have now access to all the parameters but only can see 3 at the time in the screen so we need to be able to reorder this “parameter squares” with a number (1/2/3, etc, or hide) in the order they will appear for us in the screen
Summary: Navigation mode to make a pseudo-mouse (knob 2 and 3) and change 1 parameter at a time (knob 1), Parameter mode to change 3 parameters of the screen (with 1 parameter associated to 1 knob) and the 3 pushbuttons to accept/cancel/next. The footswith are still free to whatever you want
Please I would love navigation mode and new fast interface for fast workflow without computer.