Could This Hardware Audio Processor Be The Only One You'll Ever Need?

Light, compact and Sturdy, the new MOD Duo could replace heavy audio effect rigs by allowing guitarists and producers access to plugins, including: effects, synths, amp simulations & tools.

With NAMM 2017 right round the corner, the new product press release mill has gone up a gear. And today's interesting story is Mod Devices DUO. Don't think of this as a guitarist pedal only. You'll be able to run this as an outboard effect during production of DJing if you like. DUO is an audio processor with unlimited downloadable plugins. 

We're impressed by the concept and are more than open to multi-effects pedals that can be constantly updated and is open-source (so, hackable). Here's the official press release about DUO. And remember, though aimed at guitarists, this box would be at home in any creative musician or producers studio or live setup.

BERLIN, GERMANY (January 10, 2016)—MOD Devices’, a definitive pedalboard creator, has released a new audio processor that combines unlimited plugins, rock-solid hardware, smart software and a thriving community. Designated the MOD Duo, the user-friendly audio processor is a revolutionary, open-source, multi-effects pedal that provides musicians access to effects plugins while delivering high quality audio.

The MOD Duo allows musicians to make infinite combinations of effects, synths, amp simulations, tools and much more with hundreds of current plugins. New plugins are released on a regular basis and can be downloaded with just one click via our web-based user interface. Pedalboards can also be downloaded and shared among the growing community of MOD users. MOD Duo’s light, compact and robust die-cast aluminum casing make it easy to carry and can ultimately replace heavy rigs. Once the MOD Duo is customized to the guitarist, the stage-ready processor can be transported to rehearsals and/or concerts.

“The MOD Duo processor comes loaded with audiophile components and allows extra footswitches, expression pedals or MIDI controllers to be connected. It can be used by all kinds of instruments, with up to three simultaneously connected to the same device. In addition, the user-friendly graphical interface can configure new effect chains by the simple use of a browser,” said Gianfranco Ceccolini, founder of MOD Devices.

The MOD Duo features:

  • -  Two independent inputs with 1/4' TS jacks and digitally controlled analog multi-stage pre-amplification

  • -  Two independent outputs with balanced 1/4' TRS jacks and volume control

  • -  Headphone output with independent digital volume control

  • -  Relay based True Bypass circuit

  • -  Cirrus Logic low noise audio codec

  • -  CPU: Dual core ARM A7 1.0 GHz, 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash Storage

  • -  2 knobs with LCD screens and 2 foot switches with colour LEDs

  • -  I/O Connections: MIDI In and MIDI Out (DIN 5 pins), Control-Chain RJ-45, USB Host (2.0 Standard A-type supporting USB Wi-Fi and USB MIDI) and USB Device (2.0 Standard B-type supporting USB Ethernet adapter) 

The MOD Duo audio processor measures 180mm x 160mm x 74.7mm [L x W x H] and weighs 1.7kg.

Pricing: starts at US $649




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