MOD Devices opens the sound engine for third party plugin developers and takes the sound possibilities of the MOD DUO pedal to the next level.
Back on Superbooth 2018, I had the chance to check out for the first time the MOD Duo pedal from MOD Devices. It’s a new audio processor that combines a hardware unit, unlimited plugins, a free editor and a very active community. With the MOD Duo, users can design in a modular way new audio processors ranging from sound generators to crazy effect processors.
Today, MOD Devices announced good news for all users of it. The developers a new plugin marketplace that opens even more the sound engine. From now on, third party developers can join the team and developer own plugins. Easy say: not only musicians can design now new audio processors but also best-known companies like K-Devices or OverTone. A very exciting update in my opinion that hopefully will attract some cool brands like Glitchmachines per example who can bring some complete new audio processors to the platform.
BERLIN, GERMANY (May 4th, 2018)
MOD Devices, the music technology company based in Berlin, has announced the launch of a new plugin marketplace inside its platform. In addition to hundreds of free plugins, MOD Duo users will now have access to paid plugins from renowned audio developers.
For the launch date on May 28th, MOD Devices will focus on 3 long-term supporters such as acclaimed plugin maker OverTone DSP, Max for Live virtuoso K-Devices, and the Dutch sound designer Nino de Wit, aka Shiro Plugins. Audio champion OverTone DSP is bringing his already famous Guitar Pack to the MOD Duo with analog gear emulations for hardcore audiophile guitarists. Combining 25 years of pro-audio experience with a true artisan approach to the craft, the Guitar Pack contains a distortion (DT-1), phaser (PH-1), chorus (CR-1) and wah pedal (WAH-1).
With over 8 years of experience developing Max for Live devices, Alessio Santini, aka K-Devices, has designed a couple of advanced plugins exclusively for the MOD Duo. WOV, the first release, is a tremolo with unique features that can even be used as a wave generator and a modulator. A delay with a similar creative approach is also on the pipeline.
Shiro Plugins, who has already developed some user favourites among the free plugins, is providing a Pro version of the highly-praised Shiroverb shimmer reverb. The Shiroverb MkII has improved features such as stereo inputs, tone control interaction with shimmer and non-shimmer, crossfade between early reflections and the tail of the reverb, the ability to have a fully wet mix, and an optional pre-delay that makes more room for the dry attack. Furanja, a flanger plugin, is also in the works for a near-future release.
Carefully selected new plugins by the above-mentioned developers and many others will be added on a monthly base.
“Our Gear Shop was built from the ground up with the idea of making it a great platform. It enables developers from around the world to not only share their best creations, but also to monetize them. Publishing commercial plugins represented a technical challenge and required a new take on security and tooling. With this release, we bring a new and improved sonic experience to our user base” said Alex Cunha, MOD Devices’ CTO.
The commercial Gear Shop was a long-time goal for MOD Devices. Creating a plugin marketplace will not only expand the already large group of talented community developers, but also allow for partnerships with established software brands.
Here is the full list of new commercial plugins:
OverTone DSP’s Guitar Pack:
WOV (Creative Tremolo)
Shiroverb Mk II (Pro version of the highly-praised shimmer reverb)
Furanja (Flanger – Coming soon)
MOD Devices will launch the new plugin marketplace on May 28th including the first 3 major brands: OverTone DSP, K-Devices and Shiro Plugins.
More information here: MOD Devices
Available here: MOD Duo Pedal