I’m a newbie. I’ve been reading around but I’m still a bit confused – more about what the pedal and available plugs can’t do than what they can. So here is my use case. I’m playing a BassVI with a drummer. Sometimes I set the tempo, sometimes I follow it.
Will I be able to do the following things with a mod duo?
Use it as a host for my KMI Soft Step 1, so I won’t need a computer or the MIDI expander? As I understand it, I can link any number of KMI buttons to any number of switches on pedals and parameters, correct? Do I use note messages or CCs or something else to do this?
Set up effects “scenes” where I can turn groups of effects on and off all at once using the Soft Step, and do so with complex and parallel routing? Could I for instance:
–scene1: set tempo to 90bpm, clean sound with reverb, looper 1 cleared and ready
–scene2: turn on looper record, turn on distortion, reduce feed to reverb (but leave a little in), send a midi program change message out the MIDI port to another pedal
–scene3: turn off looper1, turn off distortion, boost reverb feed, start record on looper2
–scene4: play looper1, turn on distortion, reduce reverb feed, stop looper2.
–scene5, stop everything, mute input, launch sample (while I retune for the next piece)
For each scene, I’d like the expression controller plugged into my Soft Step to control a different parameter.
Etc. This is relatively easy to set up in Ableton Live with ClyphX. This is about as complicated as my setup gets.
Could I also use scenes (or whatever they’re called) to select between two inputs on the pedal? Let’s say I have a clean signal going into one and a distorted signal going into the other, or I have an EHX Superego pedal going into one input.
Tap tempo and sync time-based effects to tempo selectively (e.g., some, not all)? Or have preset tempos for different scenes?
The website says I can use Max/MSP patches. I own DensityGS which I love. http://www.apesoft.it/Blurb/Density.m4l_features.pdf How would I get that into the pedal?
Is there a sample player available?
I know this is a lot but I’ve been burned before buying new digital gear based on promises. I want to make sure it can actually do what I need it to do. And if it can’t, I want to know the limitations going in. I know there’s a return period, but still.
THANK YOU. Partial answers will also be accepted with gratitude.