Chapter 3: Plugins

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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!

Available plugins

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.


Category Includes
Delay Delay, Echo
Distortion Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Wave-shaper
Dynamics Compressor, Limiter
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, Spring
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

Recurring names

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

The previous sections should quick-start your search for the best plugins for your scenario.

If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out what others used in their shared pedalboards:

Feel free to ask away on our forums, there is a very active community of both players and developers who can help you out:

On our blog there are also occasional blogposts dedicated to using the MOD Duo with specific instruments:
TODO: link to relevant blogposts

Don't forget that with the MOD Duo you can endlessly mix and match plugins to create new sounds. So if you can not find exactly what you are looking for, perhaps two plugins combined will give you the perfect solution!

Creating your own plugin

TODO: short explanation TODO: link to relevant (wiki) pages