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The Story

MOD Devices’ founder, Gianfranco Ceccolini had a dream: having a multi-effects pedal that would never run out of effects, did not need a computer to be brought on the stage and could withstand the scrutiny of audiophiles everywhere. He set out to design a digital pedal that would provide more creative freedom and be more practical for live playing.

With the help of free software developers, the MOD ecosystem came to life, combining analog-digital hybrid hardware, an intuitive graphical interface, a Plugin Store and the Pedalboard sharing platform. After an initial product launch in Brazil that led to a successful Kickstarter campaign for the MOD Duo in 2014, MOD Devices is now based in Germany and has assembled an experienced and talented international team.

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Key Milestones

JUNE 2010

Our first prototype of an open-source multi-effects pedal comes into this world

SEPT 2013

The MOD Quadra is launched as a product at the Expomusic SP in São Paulo, Brazil

OCT 2014

The Kickstarter campaign for the MOD Duo is funded, reaching 127% of its initial goal

SEPT 2015

MOD HQ moves to Schleicher Electronics Berlin (assemblers of MOD products)

FEB 2016

Shipping commences on the first units of the Kickstarter Pioneers batch

JAN 2017

Big launch of the MOD Duo at the NAMM Show

APR 2017

New XF4 footswitch extension and Arduino shield are unveiled at Frankfurt Musikmesse

JUL 2017

MOD wins the Start-up Acceleration Program at Wallifornia Music Tech in Liège, Belgium

AUG 2017

An integration with Max/MSP is released in partnership with Cycling’74

JAN 2018

MOD secures its seed round and starts to expand the team

MAY 2018

Professional developers start selling their plugins on the MOD Plugin Shop

JUN 2018

The MOD Duo X project is unveiled at Sónar+D in Barcelona

JUL 2018

MOD opens distribution in Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

JAN 2019

MOD covers all key European territories.

NOV 2019

MOD secures its second seed round and launches the MOD Duo X limited edition.

FEB 2020

The MOD Dwarf Kickstarter is funded in less than 24 hours.

AUG 2020

The MOD Duo X hits stores’ shelves in Europe, U.S.A., and Asia.

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