I have been looking at the mod-duo for a while. I am a happy user of a Zoom G3. I am disappointed by the G3n’s direction so I am looking what will be my next toy.
I find very attractive the flexibility of the signal chain. I have seen some examples where the foot-switch can be used to go one path or the other, and that would allow me to do things I can’t do right now with the G3. Not to mention MIDI.
- Does anyone have an opinion on how the Guitarrix and other included Amp simulations compare to other Amp modelers, both low end (G3, Mustang, etc) and high-end (Axe, Bias, etc). Are there any comparison videos you know about?
- I have read that amp modelers use quite a lot of cpu. Is this something that would affect a practical setup?
- With the G3, I can’t do things like having a clean Marshall and a driven Marshall in the same patch. I would need to put two amp sims and quickly turn one on and one off. Can the duo do something like this? eg. by using a Switch (associated to the foot switch) that would send the signal through two different paths, each one with an Amp sim with different parameters? Would having the Amp sims even if not used at the same time affect the cpu usage?
- I use a FluidSynth plugin in Ardour that allows me to take my SR-16 and use it with a SoundFont. Is this possible in the Duo? Can I use drum SoundFonts and have the SR-16 inject the drums sounds into the signal?
- Is there a plugin that can be used as a looper?
- Are there any other nice features around this eg. syncing with looper with the drums?
About the project
I have seen the projects for mod-ui, mod-host and others. I managed to run them on my desktop.
- Is the buildsystem and process used to build the firmware image available?
- Is it possible to rebuild your own firmware image?
About the hardware
- I read a post about problems with background noise. Is there any progress fixing this?
Thanks, and sorry if those were too many questions.