Raspberry Pi based Audio Multi-effects Processor
What if I tell you that electric guitar players use things called guitar effects all the time, even if you don’t notice it!? Guitar effects modify the tone, pitch, or sound of an electric guitar and can make it roar like a car engine or vice versa make the sound echoish and mysterious. Furthermore 99.9% of today’s recordings and live music use some kind of audio effects. So there is a high chance that the recording you just listened was processed by audio effects. Guitar effects are usually boxes that are put on the floor in front of the guitarist and operated by feet at live performances, because guitarist’s hands are occupied by playing.
The thing is that there are many cool audio multi-effects programs created for Linux platform, but there is no easy way to take these programs on stage and change the sounds with feet like it’s usually done with guitar effects. The only option is to take a computer on stage, which actually doesn’t solve the problem and the computer may be damaged during the live performance.
Therefore the idea is to create a bulletproof Linux based “music computer” which can be taken on stage, put on the floor and controlled by musicians feet like usual floor based guitar effects processors.
The goal at TehnoHack event is to use Raspberry Pi, an audio card, Guitarix program, an enclosure and some physical switches to prove the concept.
I need programmers, a mechanics engineer and marketers to help me out.
This concept gives the opportunity to have fun for open-source community, developers, amateur and professional musicians.
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