I just received my Mod Dwarf yesterday ! wow what a device !
I’ve tried the best to configure my perfect pedal board, and though i am close, here are a few ideas:
1 - When using a toggle or something to direct the signal from A to B, would it save some CPU if the Dwarf would automatically detect the plugins that are not in the signal path and power them down logically ?
2 - It would be cool if by changing one value, i could control another value at the same time.(ie Drive goes up, volume goes down). Instead of mapping it to button, you could map it to another action and then use Advanced features to map the relationship.
3 - The Kickstarter campagne had a bunch of plugins that were included because of tiers, or stretch goals, when it’s all done, it would be nice if the dwarf magically said that a bunch of new plugins were available (i believe some are still in beta, or not yet present).
4 - Quick guidance on how to assemble a pedal board would be nice. i.e. is it better to use a toggle to route to one of 4 reverbs or is it better to put all the reverbs active at once and use the on-off switch to control which one is active, is there an effect on CPU ?
5 - Things like toggles should have more than 4 options, maybe it’s selectable ?
6 - I would like a bit more guidance on some of the plugins, especially the LP3 Looper.
7 - It looks great but after 30 minutes of playing with it, i found it hard to find the best way to map it (for me) to the knobs and buttons. The track-part button seems to work odly. I’ve mapped the quick Loop button (record-dub-play-stop-erase) button, but am not sure if the text for the button is the next action if i tap, or the mode i am currently in. Also, there seems to be integration with the 3 LEDS (i.e. when recording) - not sure how that works yet. I guess maybe a series of new leds for the next Dwarf that are assignable from the plugins so that different statuses can be shown (i.e. looper recording, dubbing, playing).
8 - Wifi should be built in Maybe the Mod Dwarf 2
9 - When off, it would be nice to be in bypass mode
10 - Advanced management of assignments… i.e. move everything from page 2 to page 3. replace assignment on button C without having to unassign it first. Maybe a tooltip saying the current assignment so i can more easily try to group thing together.
11 - If there was a plugin that existed where i could send my stream to the internet and receive a stream from the internet - this would become my guitar teacher’s new tool. Maybe the Control Chain ethernet port could connect to my ethernet port to remove the wifi latency part. As long as this is better than using skype or teams or zoom for the course, this would be a killer feature for me. (i.e. http://ELK.AUDIO)
12 - Good JOB !!! this i an awesome device.