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.
Our first prototype of an open-source multi-effects pedal comes into this world
The MOD Quadra is launched as a product at the Expomusic SP in São Paulo, Brazil
The Kickstarter campaign for the MOD Duo is funded, reaching 127% of its initial goal
MOD HQ moves to Schleicher Electronics Berlin (assemblers of MOD products)
Shipping commences on the first units of the Kickstarter Pioneers batch
Big launch of the MOD Duo at the NAMM Show
New XF4 footswitch extension and Arduino shield are unveiled at Frankfurt Musikmesse
MOD wins the Start-up Acceleration Program at Wallifornia Music Tech in Liège, Belgium
An integration with Max/MSP is released in partnership with Cycling'74
MOD secures its seed round and starts to expand the team
Professional developers start selling their plugins on the MOD Plugin Shop
The MOD Duo X project is unveiled at Sónar+D in Barcelona
MOD opens distribution in Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
MOD covers all key European
territories and starts
distributing in Asia