bulevardi wrote:This Mod Duo is not that cheap (+600 euro).
You're recording destructive that way too.
You'll have to find all LV2's to put on your Mod, configure them to the sound you want...
A Line 6 Pocket Pod has already tons of presets available and is 7 times cheaper.
True, the MOD DUO device is pretty expensive. They're a fresh company though, so I'm confident their costs will come down in time. Yet, right now, their enthusiasm and aims are unbridled. Keep an eye on them! Their efforts will greatly benefit the Linux pro-audio ecosystem.
As for turnkey presets, plugins and sounds (synth and sampler instruments included) they're in there! You don't need to load them yourself--unless you want to make your own plugins for use on the device which they encourage and have furnished documentation (MAX/MSP, PureDate, JUCE, etc.). Here's the list of plugins: https://pedalboards.moddevices.com/plug ... 0a712c9484
Also, check out their 'social media' style preset sharing angle. Basically, you can share and load presets at once with the community.
As for DSP quality/power, the MOD DUO is in essence a Raspberry Pi (with an ARM A7). Now, it could be the Line 6 Pocket Pod has a more power that that, although I doubt it. I couldn't find anything stating what's within a Pocket Pod.
Now, the case of "recording destructive" is true if you're mean to use the DUO as an effects loop. Yet, the development that's said forthcoming is the MOD software suite will become unbound from the device. This means it will resemble something like Native Instruments Guitar Rig, where you can run the whole suite from a plugin within your DAW.
<- I never use this emoji, btw.
Of course, Guitarix can give you most of this right now--btw, Guitarix plugins come loaded on the MOD DUO as well. Although, if wish to have a consistent platform to record and perform upon, the DUO is a strong offering. Especially, if you mean to reside on Linux!
As far as Jack/ALSA goes, can you tell me what distribution you're using; Ubuntu, Fedora?