Thanks for the advice, I think I'll have to ask my questions more precisely
For sure my problem can be solved simply by using a computer (with a music program like cubase) and a basic soundcard. But the reason we don't want to use this is the price (min 1000 euros).( we used to do it but our computer got stolen) Plus using a computer for this, is kinda overkill. (would you buy a car just to use the lighter?
Beside the computer and soundcard setup, there exists some "sampler/synths" systems which do the job... but this time you'll have to count at least 4000 EUR...
So basically, I would like to make my own system which will just do the job and nothing more for an affordable price. I'll sketch the problem again in a hopefully better way
I need to be able to play two different tracks at the same time and send each of them to a seperate stereo output.
Those two tracks do not need to be synced realtime since I will prepare them (they won't get out of step). So I just need them to be started simultaneously.
imagine we play 3 songs on our gig.
tracks "A" are for the drummer earplugs and tracks "B" are for the PA system.
So we have:
track1,A ; track2,A ; track3,A
track1,B ; track2,B ; track3,B
-when starting the gig the drummer pressess the "start button".
track1,A and track1,B start simultaneously.
track1,A has a stereo output which goes to the drummers earplugs (the metronome)
track1,B has a stereo output which goes to the PA system (the orchestrations)
when pushing the "next button" we go to the second track
track2,A and track2,B start simultaneously.
track2,A has a stereo output which goes to the drummers earplugs (the metronome)
track2,B has a stereo output which goes to the PA system (the orchestrations)
... and so on ...
I know this is probably a hard project but I really need to get this done
Here's what I am wondering:
- What is the best hardware solution to output my two (simultaneously running) tracks on two different stereo outputs? and how would you advice me to do this?
- What is the best hardware solution to "save" (SD card, flash drive, ...) my tracks (.wav or .mp3 files) so that the 2 corresponding tracks can be launched simultaneously by the arduino board?
Thanks again for your help!