Hi there everyone, the stable release of v1.3 is here - v1.3.0 aka “I want to believe”.
This is a new feature release, with focus on pedalboard presets and not-so-simple bug fixes.
The list of features was on the 1.3.0-RC1 announcement, but let’s go through them again.
The heavily awaited pedalboard presets are here!
Just like plugin presets, these store the values of all parameters.
This means we can store the parameter values of all plugins and switch them all at once without having to load a new pedalboard. This preset list can be addressed to a MOD controller knob or footswitch.
There are a few things to consider:
- Pedalboard presets are part of the saved pedalboard state, you need to save the current pedalboard if you wish to retain the presets you made
- Audio, MIDI and CV connections are not part of the preset data
- If you add plugins after activating pedalboard presets, the existing presets will use the default parameter values for the new plugins
Click-less bypass (for specific plugins)
For plugins that support the new lv2:enabled designation, the MOD can now do click-less bypass for them.
There are not many plugins making use of this feature yet, because it’s quite new in the LV2 world.
But that’s how things start - need to implement the feature first so that plugins can start using it.
Note: For now only “Parametric EQ” by x42 includes this feature.
‘MIDI Utility’ Category
We added a new category to the pedalboard builder and cloud store screens - MIDI Utility.
The Utility category quickly got filled with MIDI utility plugins…
This should make things easier and faster to find now.
Generic USB joysticks as MIDI devices
Last but not least, you can now use generic joysticks as if they were a MIDI device.
Previously we could already use PS3 and PS4 joysticks over USB, now thanks to @Azza (and some little extra integration…) we can now use any joystick recognized by the MOD as a MIDI device.
Buttons will send MIDI notes and CCs staring at #90 while Axis send MIDI CCs starting at #1.
There’s also quite a few more changes and tweaks.
Visit http://wiki.moddevices.com/wiki/Releases#Release_1.3 to see all changes since v1.2.1.
The next time you open the MOD web interface you’ll receive an update notification.
Just click on the tooltip icon in the bottom-right when that happens, then ‘Download’ and finally ‘Upgrade Now’.
Wait for a few minutes while the MOD updates itself automatically.
We hope you’re enjoying your MOD Duo.
Please let us know of any issues!