I have to admit when I first saw the MOD Duo I thought it was a cool idea but that it would be better in a larger pedal board format for easier selection of effects, but it appears that not many people share my view as the company have already reached over $57,000 of their $65,000 goal with 10 days to go which is an amazing achievement and shows just how much interest there is for this pedal. Here is an explanation about what makes this pedal so clever.
“We built a pedalboard that is a computer at your feet optimised to work with audio processing. The MOD uses the LV2 open standard technology, which is established and has numerous highquality available effects. The LV2 also has a vast community of audio plugin developers. When accessing the MOD from any device (computer, tablet or mobile phone – regardless of brand), you have access to a simple and intuitive interface so that you can arrange your effects as you want to, in any order and with as many connections as desired.”
“We also have invested in “MOD Social”. You can share and find other musicians’ pedalboards on the same screen as the one you use to arrange your effects, in literally just one click.”
Now aside from this pedal which has two footswitches, two control knobs and two LCD displays giving you control of dozens of parameters the knobs are also clickable too adding more control to a simple layout. However as I stated before I was worried guitarists would want more control, more footswitchable effect gratification, well fear not! Those clever boffins have already thought of that with their range of peripherals.
First up is the MOD Expression pedal which can adjust the pan, change the sound volume, the delay time, the intensity of distortion or anything you want:
And then there is the Footswitch Extensor with 4 extra footswitches, yay!
Expect to hear a lot more from this company they are definitely using some very cool cutting edge technology to bring affordable yet extensible effects to guitarists around the world, check out their Kickstarter page using the link below.