When a developer wants to create or port an effect for the MOD Duo, the first thing to understand is that our plataform relies in an open standard, the LV2. It’s similar in scope to VST, AU, LADSPA and others, with one great feature that makes the MOD concept possible: It can be freely extended, so new functionality can be added to LV2 by anyone, making distributed development of the plugin API itself possible. So, hundreds of LV2 plugins used in desktop systems can be installed in MOD Duo live sound processors without modifications. Besides that, there’s the possibility of creating a custom HTML5 interface for each plugin, using the MODGui LV2 extension and our SDK.

The MOD SDK is focused on building and testing HTML5 plugin interfaces, installing LV2 plugins on the MOD and publishing them to our cloud - if your plugin meets the quality standards we will make it available to all users. Note that you don’t need the SDK to install plugins that are already on the MOD Cloud.

When you install an LV2 plugin to the MOD without building a proper interface, your plugin will have a sardine can interface:

The easiest way to build an interface is using the wizard. It has a several pedal styles and colors to choose from, and you can customize the controls and text that will be displayed.

With some HTML knowledge, you can build your own interface. The pieces of code below can give you an idea on how plugin functionality is tied to the HTML, using the the mod-* attributes.

Finally, you can install your plugin to the MOD, or publish it to our cloud.

We already maintain on the Cloud more than a hundred plugins, all open source. Most of them are pre-existing projects and some were created by us. If you are the author of one of those plugins and would like to maintain it yourself, or if you want to publish a new plugin, contact us to obtain a developer key.

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3 thoughts on “The MOD SDK”

  1. Hi Guys, good luck with this, its obviously a copy of the DMA product from a few years ago (which I founded etc.) But you are in the US not the UK which means you have a chance of it working!!! I have all the effects of your dreams (your stuff is pretty primitive; And as I am so completely pissed of with the UK for being a backwards shit hole where it comes to tech dev you can have all the tech for free (I hope you dont know Nigel Simms, anything s/w wise he offers isnt his) good luck and make millions, you deserve i.t.

    1. Copy? Not quite. Similar yes. But the DMA box is still closer to a notepad than a guitar box. The MOD is still a computer with an audio IF, but it is wrapped up in a form that works for a guitarist. It has the right audio connectors, it sits in the right place (on the floor) and the user interface for the setup screen is something any guitarist will understand. Leaving the big screen at home is another difference from the DMA box.

      Yes both boxes are computers with audio interfaces, but so is my netbook…. so is this desktop. All can be used as a guitar (or other) effects boxes. The DMA box is more portable and less fragile than my netbook, but it still uses 1/8inch connectors, sits on a desk and has a screen for finger interface. As a guitarist this is not acceptable… though perhaps more versitile. The Mod has the right interface.

      Good promotion too.

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