MOD Dwarf

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From 09/22/23 to 10/15/23 customers who buy a MOD Dwarf will receive a voucher worth 50€, which can be redeemed in the MOD Audio Plug-in Store for more Plug-ins. Please send proof of purchase along with the device serial number to to receive the voucher by email.

Audio and MIDI Processor

  • Individually configurable multi-effects unit/player for virtual instruments
  • Includes effects, amp simulations, synthesiser, looper, sequencer and more
  • Internal software editor and graphical editor operable via browser
  • AI-based amplifier modelling AIDA-X
  • Hundreds of internal effect modules, (Convolution Reverb (15s), Delay, Chorus, Flanger and more)
  • Quad-Core ARM A35 CPU with 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM and 8GB memory
  • 2.9" LCD display
  • Three rotary encoders, footswitches (with LEDs), push-buttons and a menu button each
  • Control chain connection for MOD peripherals such as the MOD footswitch
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 202 x 105 x 54 mm
  • Weight. 0.8 kg
  • Incl. power supply unit, USB cable, USB stick, rubber, hook-and-loop fastener and a bag


  • 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack, unbalanced, configurable gain from -12dB to +35dB
  • 2x Line output balanced/unbalanced (6.3 mm jack), gain from 0dB to -127dB
  • 1 Headphone output: 3.5 mm jack, gain from -33dB to +12dB
  • 1 MIDI type-A in/out: 3.5 mm jack
  • 1 USB type-A host connector
  • 1 USB type-B connector
Available since August 2021
Item number 525387
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Floorboard
Amp Modeling Yes
Drumcomputer No
Incl. Tuner Yes
Expression Pedal No
USB-Port Yes
Headphone Output Yes
MIDI Interface Yes
Line Out Yes
Battery Powered No
PSU included Yes
Saveable Effects 1
MIDI-capable 1
Footswitch connection 1
Effects 1
Sequencer 1
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14 Customer ratings

4.6 / 5

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13 Reviews

Incredible piece of gear!
Rafadokp 01.09.2021
I'm stoked about getting my hands on this device. It's a solid brick and built with a far more rugged feeling than I expected. The packaging was very good and it includes a nice carrying case plus a nice-looking braided USB cable.
After a quick bit of exploring I'm patching some awesome stuff that is sounding killer and, as I came to discover as I started digging, I am still not even scratching the surface of what this box is capable of.
Bought it originally for my guitar but I have already fiddled with vocals by plugging my mic on the second input and also had some fun with synths and sequenced drums. All at the same time!!
In general, the sounds of the plugins are very good. You can get a bit overwhelmed by the huge amount of options, especially if you enable the community library, but I believe that is expected when using a community powered system like this. I've been to their forum and the other users were quite responsive and eager to help.
I feel like this thing will be a ton of fun to explore for a very long time. This is literally a Pandora's Box!!


Multi-functional, sturdy, great community
jetztgradnet 15.03.2023
I have two Dwarfs, one from Thomann, one from the crowd funding campaign and I love them!

The hardware is very sturdy, basically what you would expect from a guitar pedal meant for being stomped on. At the same time it can also easily be used on a desktop.

Using the Dwarf with a guitar provides everything you need to get a great sound: effects, amp simulations, two channels, balanced autio outputs, MIDI in and out, headphone out. This makes the little box a great addition to home rehearsal in quiet neighborhoods juszt as well as in a band rehearsal room, on stage or for the recording studio. All options covered.

The basic plugins are right on the box, additional ones can be loaded (many for free, some for a bit of additional cost) from the plugin store.

Mod Audio recently published a set of reverb plugins that alone would justify the pedal as a reverb effects box.

Any number of pedalboards can be created (or downloaded from a community page) using a beautiful browser-based user interface which can connect via USB, or - with an additional little USB dongle - via WLAN or Bluetooth, e.g. using a tablet or computer. Once installed or created, no computer or tablet is necessary anymore, switching between pedal boards or changing parameters can be done using the Dwarf's switches or rotary encoders while showing the current status on the built-in display.

So using it just as shipped provides everything one needs as a guitarist.

But it doesn't end here. The community in the forums is really friendly and helpful in guiding people and helping them to achieve the desired tone or pedal routings.

And besides the usual "guitar things" there are also synth plugins and other stuff available which can drive the sound to a totally different level. This usually requires a bit of experimentation though to achieve good results.

As big parts of the underlying firmware are open-source there are a wealth of community-driven plugins available (some in the beta plugin store).
More technically sophisticated people can even write their own plugins based on the LV2 standards widely used in the Linux audio comunity.

Mod Audio provides frequent updates for the device which constantly improves operations and provides new features, so the value of the device increases over time.

So while this whole review sounds like an ad for the Dwarf, this is really a great little device and the awesome community really works closely with Mod Audio to provide the best possible experience.


My experience
UrmasT 21.03.2022
I was very skeptical about buying the device. The device requires a lot of time and testing. Suitable for people who want to experiment. The result is very interesting and exciting. Today I am very satisfied with the purchase and dare to recommend to those who need different options when working with MIDI. As a block of guitar effect, it is not comparable to the Boss GT1000, but using the midi capabilities of the guitar is irreplaceable! Especially recommend using the block in the studio or recording. Unfortunately, the device is not suitable for the concert stage. There is a pause of a few seconds between the presets at the concert. And the main- very well thought out device interface when using a computer!


Good concept, very useful, minor drawbacks.
scjurgen 16.03.2023
The concept is a very good one and gives you a lot of flexibility that is usually only preserved to desktop plugin versions. A very sturdy piece of hardware. The quality of the plugins is mainly good enough for the stage. The only drawback was the quality of the power supply. It made a lot of noise. Exchanging it with a different power supply solved the issue. Would have been nice to have a standard 9V (Boss style). Over all, happy with it and part of my (now reduced) standard rig.