Thanks for the feedback.
The user manual is something I have been trying to push for as much as possible, but we are a bit out of resources for it while concentrating our focus on finishing Duo X things and a few others.
We realize it is something quite important that the product is lacking.
A few months ago we were in a situation where we could deliver a sorta MVP (minimal viable product).
If we kept waiting until we sorted out everything, the Duo X would take even longer to begin shipping.
So, as you know, we started shipping even though a few things were not ready.
We learned the lesson to not announce products so much beforehand.
(I was not part of the team back then, the announcement caught me by surprise, I wondered how they could ever deliver everything on time)
Anyway, we are in a much better position now. To answer your questions regarding milestone, the last mile countdown is over.
Most of the units were shipped, and more leaving now. From what I have heard, around 20 or so left today.
A few software updates are needed to bring it close to what was promised, but we are getting there.
v1.8 will be out very soon (end of this week or early next week) which brings the features we had disabled during development and now have finished/completed.
After this, v1.9 will finally bring CV and SPDIF.
Oh, and regarding the “snapshot” buttons… they are the 2 buttons on the side of the 3 smaller buttons in the middle of the device. (the middle one is the “pages” button, which cycles between 3 pages of parameter addressings)
Pressing and holding one of these buttons will save the current parameter values as a snapshot. A single press from then on will make it load those values.
The idea is that you save a known good setup, change a couple of things, and then quickly revert back to a previous state.
These 2 snapshots (because 2 buttons) are never saved on disk, will be cleared when you load a new pedalboard.