Hi all, this is my first time posting and I was advised to post here by Arduino support, so please forgive me if I’m asking something dumb.
A friend and I are in the process of building a guitar amp, and I am currently trying to get my head around a means of controlling the amp using a footswitch. In addition to swapping between 2 amp channels (low-gain and high-gain/distortion), I will also be using an Empress Echosystem, which has the capability of switching between 35 presets using MIDI.
We will either need to buy a footswitch to control both the amp and the Echosystem (such as the Morningstar MC6), or build one ourselves, but I’m not sure if I would need to include Arduino hardware in the amp itself or in the footswitch – or both. How would I go about achieving this?
We’ve dealt with standard electronics before but this is the first time delving into the world of MIDI/microcontrollers etc, so I might find that I’m out of my depth, but I thought I may as well ask the question.
Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.