Hi there everyone, another major release is here - v1.5.0 aka “A revolution without music is a revolution not worth having!”.
The list of new features was on the 1.5.0-RC1 announcement, but let’s go through them again.
Global Tempo & Sync
Pedalboards now have a global transport state, addressable to hardware, which plugins can receive.
Plugins with BPM designated ports have them automatically hidden and set to the Global BPM value.
(the same applies to ‘speed’ and ‘beats per bar’ controls, but those are very uncommon)
Plugins receive accurate transport information, so transport-aware plugins can now be played in sync.
Transport playback, beats per minute and beats per bar can be addressed to actuators (MOD controller, Control Chain devices and MIDI CC). Ableton Link is also supported.
All the “hidden” settings in the MOD Duo can now be easily accessed and changed through a special page - http://modduo.local/settings if you have zeroconf working, or http://192.168.51.1/settings.
This includes, among other things:
- Bluetooth device name
- Mute (or not) inputs when Tuner is active
- Copy the audio data from an unconnected output to another
- Use 256 frames as buffer size
- Developer mode
- Unstable plugins
You can also do a forced update of your Control Chain devices in the Settings Panel.
Think of this as accessing some of the internals of your MOD Duo.
Backup and restore user data
You can now backup and restore user data using a USB stick.
This includes user configuration, banks, pedalboards and plugins.
Note that, for now, current/existing user data will be deleted during restore.
Small but very useful usability changes were made, some being user requests.
- Add (hidden) Max gen~ category, dynamically visible
- Initial support for touch events in modgui knobs
- Make sure pedalboard changes are written to disk before returning “ok” to the browser
- Show notification when a MIDI CC is mapped (ie, learned)
There’s also quite a few more changes and tweaks.
Visit http://wiki.moddevices.com/wiki/Releases#Release_1.5 to see all changes since v1.4.3.
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!