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|
|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.
Finding the right plugin
TODO: link to relevant blogposts
Creating your own plugin
TODO: short explanation TODO: link to relevant (wiki) pages