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hey Guys.
I'm part of a maker space and have recently gotten interested in electronics.

I'd like to make simple drum machines and samplers, where I have decent quality hits being triggered by small pads (ideally velocity sensitive), and also have some cool lights / screen access.

I'm quite new to this stuff, and wondering if an Arduino with a shield would be good for this kind of application, or if I"m better off going with say, a pie connected to a usb midi controller playing wav samples off a memory card?

If someone could give me some feedback as to the feasibility of Arduino with music gear, and point me in the right direction I'd be quite thankful.

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You might want to have a look at the Audio Hacker shield.  It allows you to record audio samples and play them back based on Arduino input.  (full disclosure: this is my product)
http://nootropicdesign.com/audiohacker

I did a Drum Machine project where I recorded various samples into SRAM and then played them back in loops.  The program lets you tap out a rhythm for each track, then play them back looped and mixed together.
http://nootropicdesign.com/projectlab/2013/07/05/drum-machine/


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Oh Man that's amazing!

Great site and products.. Thanks for the reply..
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Hi,
With Due, you don't need shield.
Look at my blog here : http://groovuino.blogspot.com/2013/05/groovuino-groove-box-demo.html
In the end of video, you can see a pad which trigger the drums with velocity.
Audio is 44 kHz/12 bits, and samples are stored on an SD card.
You can make sampling, MIDI, synthesis, sequencing...
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Build a groove box with Arduino Due :
http://groovuino.blogspot.com/

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Gaith,

thanks very much for your response.. I've just looked at your blog and your machine is really cool! Congrats!
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