First tings first, let me thank the devs for listening to suggestions and criticisms in such a constructive way.
Having program change mapping to pedalboards would be exactly the solution I am looking for. Combined with the other ways of controlling the mod… Well let me just say the options of customization are huge.
I can think for example of creating a pedalboard for each song in the set, and setting up different switchable intra-pedalboard sound flows for the various effects I need during the song. All of them controlled by program changes or control changes.
This way, the silence between pedalboard changes would be moot, and I’d be able to switch to rhythm sound to solo sound without any interruption!
This is just the thing that’s impossible with the gear I’m using now!
Anyways I can’t stress enough how much midi integration is vital. Midi is the de facto ubiquitous control metod in the live (and studio) scenarios.
Please consider that people buying the mod will probably use it in combination with other gear that is controlled by midi. I don’t think everyone will ditch all their devices just because they get a mod.
I myself would not surely abandon my midi controlled tube preamp rack. At the moment it’s chained to my effect racks, so that a click on my controller switches the preset in all of them, setting up my sound. The mod will replace or be used together my existing gear, and the only feasible way to control all of them at once is midi.