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.