I finally could try the update and the new interface on my Mod Duo and as I feared, it’s not at all good for live stage usage.
I mean, it’s prettier and better on a DESK, with the new layout and the fact that it nows shows pedalboard/snapshot names, but it’s not on a FLOOR.
When using it live on stage, it has to be immediately readable at 6 foot, often with bad lighting. You need big and easily readable fonts for that.
Actually, in that situation, the pedalboard/snapshot names are nearly superfluous, what you really need is to see the INDEX of the pedalboard to be immediately sure you’re using the correct one. After all, you created and sorted the pedalboards in banks to your liking. The name is fancy, but not vital as long as you know what pedalboard is currently loaded.
Since having the full pedalboard/shapshot names shown woulf be impossible on the devices’ small screens, I’d like if possible to show their respective indexes, with a font similar to the one used for the mumerical parameter values in the older interface.
For that there could be many ways to achieve that. I think the simplest and most easy to implement, and that would not mess with the current interface that many seem to like, could be to make a second interface which replaces completely the upper parts of the screens (pedalboard/snapshot names and parameter names/values) with big pedalboard/snapshot index. That could be toggled with a switch in the settings page.
Since that would also have the secondary feature of inhibit the knobs using the easier interface, basically you would be able to choose between a “edit/desk” mode where you can edit and fine tune plugin parameters as always, and a “play/stage” mode where you can only select pedalboards/shapshots and toggle footswitches but you do not risk to inadvertently mess around with the parameters.
What would you think about this?