Programmable Effects Box
My friend and I were planning to create a cost-effective programmable guitar effects box. We thought this could be something big knowing that you can actually have an array of guitar effects at your disposal for a price not more than 300 dollars. No, probably not even 250 or 200 depending on the design. It just seems like either the distributors or the manufacturers are overpricing their stuff. Imagine, a simple and decent distortion pedal, nothing else, for more than 200 dollars? That's just madness, especially for upstart guitarists. But what else can they do? Instead of saving for more tools, they're saving for expensive effects.
This project would provide a different option for them. As long as they know how programming works, once they have the device, their only limit is their imagination.
This development kit would greatly help our plans, because we're actually trying to find out which is more cost-effective: using a low-profile x86 or using an ARM?
We're going to use Linux for the actual operating system. Then we'll create/modify a scripting engine. It's like Jesusonic, the one created by Cockos. But we're going to make it better, like we're going to license the system under GPL if in case it becomes a success, then open it to all platforms if possible, things like that. Plus, we'll release the schematics to the public.