Berlin audio device creator MOD Devices has expanded its product line with the addition of the new MOD Footswitch external controller.
With four footswitches and two LCD screens, it grants extra controllability while adding a minimal footprint to musicians’ pedalboards.
The MOD Footswitch allows users to toggle effects on and off but also to scroll through lists and define tap tempos with each extra switch, always keeping track of the configurations assigned to it thanks to its LCD screens and LED lamps.
Like all of MOD’s products, its firmware can be upgraded as new features are developed to take full advantage of the processor inside the device.
The MOD Footswitch is the first device to use the Control Chain open standard developed by MOD Devices. Unlike MIDI, Control Chain assignments and messages contain the full information about the parameter being assigned, such as parameter name, absolute value, range and any other data contained in the audio plugins addressed to it.
Having all that information on the device side allows developers to create powerful peripherals that can, for example, show the absolute parameter value on a display or use different LED colours to indicate a specific state. Also, up to four Control Chain peripherals can be daisy chained to a single MOD Duo.
According to MOD Devices’ CMO, Adriano Eliezer: “the MOD Footswitch is our first peripheral for the MOD Duo and a long-awaited product that we have honed in order to provide a seamless experience to our users. It is also our first product launch in 2018, a year of many news and important achievements.”
Pricing for the MOD Footswitch starts at $179 (US and worldwide) and €159 (EU and UK).
It is available now at http://www.moddevices.com and it will also be stocked by thomann.de, and Just Music Berlin, as well as Green Elephant Studios in the US.
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