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I'm creating an "alpha rod" for a music festival, basically a large stick that my friends can see from afar and know where we are so we don't lose each other. I want to program an LED light strip for it.

What I currently plan on using:

    -arduino micro with headers http://www.adafruit.com/products/1086

    -Adafruit addressable RGB strip, LPD8806 http://www.adafruit.com/products/306

    -A battery pack, to be planned

It's not necessary, but I would love to program it to act similarly to these LED shirts that pulsate to music, .

I've found a lot of tutorials for programming the lights to pulse to music that is directly connected to the audio source, but nothing that helps with programming it with external sound sources. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on where to start!
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"Microphone"

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"Microphone"


Thanks. I've never really understood pompous replies from people who know a lot about a subject. Putting the word "microphone" in quotes is not only incredibly unhelpful, but also condescending. I've received a lot of great replies elsewhere, but thanks for leaving a bad taste in my mouth about this place, and confirming my distaste for specialized forums.
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Looking at the Adafruit tutorials you can see that they use external sound (sound from the real world) as well.
They have done this using a microphone:

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1063


I agree with your PP but shouldn't this solve your problem?
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