Good news, everyone!
After our letter to the MOD community and the MOD team’s suggestions that Blokas should try to add more value to the whole MOD ecosystem, we did dive into it. One thing led to another, and after 2 weeks, we have something to showcase!
MODEP 1.12 Update
First of all, MOD-UI for MODEP was updated to the latest version - 1.12. As James pointed out on the MOD forum, having the latest UI version should increase the perceived value of the MOD platform.
Second, the integration with Patchstorage! From now on, MODEP users can share and install different plugins easily. The integration is still quite basic and needs further polishing, but it is a great start, and we hope it will open broader participation in the MOD ecosystem from LV2 plugin developers to adventurous Raspberry Pi users.
The update is already live for Patchbox OS! SSH into your Pis and run
patchbox update && patchbox module activate modep!
The LV2 platform on Patchstorage is currently dedicated to 32-bit LV2 plugin builds for Raspberry Pi, and projects like Zynthian and part of the pi-Stomp devices (@drandaji) can already utilize it.
Having said that, as the MOD insolvency process can take more than a year and their cloud infrastructure question hasn’t been addressed yet, we are ready to expand Patchstorage API and UI to support multiple file uploads so that integration with Patchstorage would benefit different hardware platforms and owners of MOD devices directly. Once the integration is tested, we will start the discussion with the MOD team.
And regarding Pedalboard sharing - if there is an interest, we could implement that too! We will have to investigate a bit more on the best ways to handle missing plugins and user authentication, but if the interest is high, we will add this to our TODO, so let us know!
From this MODEP release, we won’t be including already pre-built plugins with the MODEP package. From now on, all the plugins will have to be downloaded from Patchstorage or compiled by the users themselves.
That’s why we are looking for some assistance with the project - compiling, uploading, and maintaining plugins on Patchstorage, helping out with build and contribution guides, and community support aspects both here on the forum and on Patchstorage.
If you want to help out in one way or another, PM me or @Giedrius.
That’s it for today!
P.S. Some screens from the update!