Hey guys and girls,
I'm having this idea to create a midi controller that works with Resolume Arena 4.
For you guys that don't know resolume, its a VJ program, you can see it as a mixing software for video clips
I did some thinking and first off all I'm going to have a lot of analog and digital components to give you guy's a list:
- 28 x Pot-meter (analog in)
- 3x Red LED (analog out)
- 3x Green LED (analog out)
- 5x Slide Pot-meter (analog in)
- 48 x Push buttons (digital in)
- 48 x R LEDs (indiactors) (digital out)
I draw something very quickly in photoshop so you can see where all the components come
Now my questions are:
whats the best board I use for this (a cheap as possible solution in general please) and is there some thinks I need to watch on like example external power supply for all the LEDs, extra ICs for port expansion etc.
not to forget: I want this build to be work with midi and it has to be midi over USB,(no Serial to MIDI conversion)
the VJ software takes a lot of resources so I don't want to waste any more cpu time on serial to MIDI conversion
I hope you guys can set me off on the right track