Chapter 3: Plugins
In short, a plugin is the software counterpart to the physical effect unit. Plugins can do a variety of things, from simply adding some distortion to your sound to simulating a guitar amplifier to running a complete synthesizer with over 50 different knobs to twist and turn!
The MOD Duo has an ever expanding collection of plugins available, split up by category. These categories are found in various places, most notably in the plugin store and in the pedalboard builder.
|Distortion||Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Wave-shaper|
|Filter||Filter, Equalizer, (Auto-)Wah, Envelope Filter|
|Generator||Synthesizer, Piano, Organ, Drums, Noise, SoundFonts|
|Modulator||Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibrato, Tremolo, Ring modulator|
|Reverb||Reverb, Shimmer, Plate, Room, Spring|
|Simulator||Amplifier, Cabinet, Leslie, Tube|
|Spatial||Panner, Auto-panner, Stereo field manipulator|
|Spectral||Pitch-shifter, Autotune, Harmonizer, Vocoder|
|Utility||MIDI processing/generating, Volume, Looper, Switcher|
Because a lot of the available plugins are created by external developers, these plugins sometimes share part of a name. For example, we have quite a lot of plugins by MDA, so you will come across plugins that have "MDA" somewhere in their name.
Our own plugins carry the name "MOD" in their description.
A list of the external developers that have plugins available for the MOD Duo can be found below, in no particular order:
- AV Linux
- Nick Bailey
Finding the right plugin
The previous sections should quick-start your search for the best plugins for your scenario.
If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out what others used in their shared pedalboards:
Feel free to ask away on our forums, there is a very active community of both players and developers who can help you out:
On our blog there are also occasional blogposts dedicated to using the MOD Duo with specific instruments:
TODO: link to relevant blogposts
Don't forget that with the MOD Duo you can endlessly mix and match plugins to create new sounds. So if you can not find exactly what you are looking for, perhaps two plugins combined will give you the perfect solution!
Creating your own plugin
TODO: short explanation
TODO: link to relevant (wiki) pages