MOD Devices has expanded their product lineup with the MOD Footswitch, an external controller complete with four footswitches and two LCD screens. The unit is the first device to use the Control Chain open standard developed by the company.
“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 colors to indicate a specific state. Also, up to four Control Chain peripherals can be daisy-chained to a single MOD Duo.”
The MOD Footswitch allows for toggling effects on and off as well as scrolling through lists and defining tap tempos. It’s available now with a street price of $179.
MOD Footswitch Features:
|An ARM Cortex-M0 processor|
|2 16x2 character LCD screens|
|4 footswitches with multi-color LEDs|
|USB (for updating the device) and Control Chain connections|
|Power over Ethernet|
|Dimensions: 87mm x 280mm x 46mm|
|Weight: 1.1 lbs|