Excellent video, thank you, I was really able to wrap my head around the controls with this vid playing in the background.I found this very detailed (and long) video overview of Mood. I think it's well done and at 13:50 the "back and forth" between the two sides is described and demonstrated. Like you I had read about this idea but didn't really understand what was meant or how it worked but the video gave me a better understanding:
I've had the trails switch off when discovering this weird behavior... for some reason when that center switch is flicked to the right it is supposedly forcing the OBNE side to only process audio from the Drolo side but in practice if you put the Drolo side into listening (red) mode then the OBNE side starts processing your dry signal.
Does anyone know a way to make the OBNE side only ever process the Drolo side and never the dry (even when the Drolo side is in record or "listening" mode)? I thought that was the purpose of this switch but it doesn't seem to work like that unfortunately... maybe it isn't possible...
Also I've noticed there is a latency or kind of short muting that happens if you have a loop playing on the Drolo side and then you go to switch on the OBNE side or if you change from one OBNE effect to another. It is a fairly long gap comparatively (maybe half a second). Have you noticed this too? You can hear it in that section of the video above. I notice it most when the Drolo side is in stretch because that setting is very pad-like and when I go to process that drone with the OBNE side it kind of cuts out for a moment while it loads or begins processing or something...
It's an extremely interesting pedal but I'm just trying to describe some of the quirks in operation and see if others here can confirm these and/or suggest work-arounds (other than just adjusting my expectations and understanding that these quirks are part of the character of the pedal).
So far the Drolo side is the most interesting to me... especially the Envelope and Stretch. The stretch can sound like a really wild buddha box or freeze type pedal and the Envelope is fun to interact with. The OBNE side is fine but much less captivating or creative imo. My favorite sounds there are on the slip mode in reverse. It's hard to get the modify knob just right but if you put it just a little above 9:00 you can find a unison reverse (not transposed). I'm also really liking the noisy side of the clock knob since it's such a different sound palette from anything else I have around...
I do wish the ramp was connected to the OBNE Time knob or something instead of the Mix knob. I like some of the ramping possibilities but I find it frustrating to lose control of the mix to get there.