im brand new here and also brand new to Arduino. didnt know what it was until last week.
I am Music Production Degree Student in Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin, Ireland. I am in my final year and have to undertake a large scale project where i have to research and develop a physical product of some sort. it makes up 33% of my final mark and i have till may 2013 to do it.
I have devised plans to develop a cassette tape sampler similar to that of a 1960's mellotron tape sampler but which can be controlled via midi
Cassette tapes can be easily modified to play short 7 second loops rather than 25 or 30 mins of playback. if a single note of a violin for example is recorded onto this tape, this tape now becomes an endless sample of this note.
What i intend to do is replace the motor from a cassette player with a motor controlled via a microcontroller (I ordered a arduino Mega today) which i intend to be able to control via midi messages.
Ideally i want to be able control the speed of this motor so that it moves faster and slower, corespondent to a pitch, so this one not violin sample can now play a melody.
If this works, i then intend to duplicate this process a number of times with other cassette players so i can program them so they play in harmony.
I have literally no experience using electronics or coding but i am eager to learn and have plenty of time to do so.
just wondering right off the mark if anyone has any advice for me.