Extending this post :
i would like to build for myself a digital pc-based effect, something like a netbook put into a case with analog controls, such as switches and other things you normally have on musician effects but controlling LV2/VST plugins using a usb interface. The media_kit have some facilities to do this on nodes (BParameterWeb comes on mind).
On the hardware end, there are some arduino-based projects which can easily allow to build those controls just flashing arduino with a firmware allowing it to appear as a generic usb-midi interface. So that one don’t need a driver to use it, this could also make easy to mod such a beast and additionally it could just work with existing controls. I’m not sure though if the MIDI protocol is capable for this use.
I think to it as an excellent kickstarter project.
I don’t think the best way at the begin could be to provide the hardware itself out-of-the-box, but all schematics, software and guidance to build it under a creative common license (on the arduino stream, mode). Similarly, at the software end a minimalist Haiku version should be provided, with something like a fork of cortex without GUI providing ssh access (or better an http interface) to manage the plugins and load things such as presets. I see, ipothetically, more realistic to sell it as kit (pcb + components).
This is an idea which i had years ago, as an extension to the homemade synth i talked in the other thread, maybe it’s the time to begin to think to Haiku in some serious application, isn’t it?
Any opinion? I’m curious to listen what haiku users think about a project like this : )
Searching on the internet i’ve discovered this :