Hi there everyone, another major release is here - v1.2.0-RC1 aka “Blink, dammit, blink!”.
This is a new feature release, but on the conservative side.
There’s quite a few new neat things we think you’ll appreciate.
As usual, note that this is a release candidate.
That means it might be stable, but needs wide testing first to make sure.
This release will have a testing period of 2 weeks.
If no issues are found in 2 weeks we’ll release it as stable, otherwise we’ll do a Release Candidate 2.
So, what’s new this time?
As the amount of plugins you’re able to install increases, it can sometimes take some time to find what you’re looking for - specially if you’re the type of user that likes to install everything.
Now you have a way to flag your favorite plugins, and they’ll be waiting for you in a new category.
To flag a plugin as favorite just click on its thumbnail on the plugin list at the bottom and then click the star icon near the plugin title.
Tap tempo is now possible as controller addressing type.
Some plugins that have a tempo-based parameter can have it addressed to a controller footswitch, which triggers the tap-tempo mode.
For developers: Plugin parameters need to specify that they support MOD’s tap-tempo mode. See mod:tapTempo.
Zeroconf support (also known as “Bonjour”) means you can now connect to your MOD using http://modduo.local/ instead of using the IP address.
The same URL is used for both USB and Bluetooth network connections.
Note that under some browsers you might need to type the entire http://… address, just typing “modduo.local” might lead you to a google search…
The MOD will report ‘SSH Remote Terminal’ and ‘Web Site’ zeroconf services.
Custom ranges for MIDI CC
Title says it all, you can now set ranges when doing a MIDI learn.
Several minor web interface changes
There’s quite a few small but important changes in the web interface.
- Added ‘see it in action’ button in the plugin information popup
- Bypass L/R text changed to Bypass 1/2
- New icons for ‘new pedalboard’ and ‘browse online pedalboards’
- Show note when selecting MIDI learn about having to click ‘Save’ to activate it
- Remove ‘not installed’ label from the plugin store
There’s also quite a few more small changes and tweaks.
You can read the full changelog below.
Because this release is still under testing, it won’t appear as an update in the web interface just yet.
You’ll have to manually download and apply the update file if you wish to try it out.
Here’s the manual download link:
The upgrade procedure is explained at the top of our releases page, here:
And here’s the changelog:
- add favorites as plugin category (user managed)
- add tap-tempo as controller actuator (by addressing a time-based linear parameter to a footswitch)
- add zeroconf support, using http://modduo.local/
- controller display footer is now divided 50/50 for name/value to accommodate tap-tempo (was 75/25)
- implement custom ranges for MIDI CC
- make two scale-point enumeration work as toggle, allow use in MIDI CC
- show build number in page url
- don’t drop current midi learn when removing a plugin
- don’t schedule new screenshot if it matches currently processing one
- fix controller lockup when addressing a big preset list (now limited to 50 items)
- fix missing ports when reloading page after a host or plugin crash
- fix preset list not disabled when addressed
- fix some settings page knobs not updated when changing plugin presets
- fix web page not loading under some circumstances, needing a force refresh
- minor web interface and OS changes/tweaks
We hope you’re enjoying your MOD Duo.
Please let us know of any issues!