Started my first Arduino project about a year ago, and bit off way more than I could chew for a first project, then found a commercially available product (BOSS MS-3) that did everything I wanted and more for a very affordable price... So I abandoned the project and went that way..
Good news is I have a lot of parts from that project from which to work with for the one I need to build now...
I need to build a volume control for a dry signal from my guitar, that is controlled with MIDI #CC.. Basically, it will go in between the output of the guitar and the input of the amp, and be controlled via an Expression pedal plugged into my MS-3, sending MIDI data out of the MIDI port on the MS-3..
I have an Arduino UNO and an Arduino Mega.. I also have Mike Cook's book on Arduino Music and Audio Projects... But have only browsed through it..
I'm hoping to find a ready to build project somewhere, that I can just follow instructions plug in the code and see it work (but life rarely works out that easy, does it?)..
Found a sound card schematic in Mike's book, and I guess I could get an Arduino Duo, build the card, add MIDI ports to the Arduino and write/load some code, but I'd have a lot of learning to do that (or would I), and I'd like to finish it sometime in this millennium..
Thing needs to fit in a 1U 19" rack enclosure with other jacks, relays, etc. in it, So I guess the thing should be 1.25" or less in height.. Plenty of room in the other dimensions...
So, where do I start? Any projects out there that will accomplish this (already searched in the audio project hub)?
Or should I build Mike's sound card, add MIDI, and then come back for help programming it all?
Looking for good quality sound, and an analog VCA circuit would work fine for me as well (seems like D/A and A/D conversion is overkill for something like this, but I don't really know)..
So, basically, I need some direction/advice..
Commercial solutions that I found are 'way' expensive (I found 2, one for $230 and another for $300) for what they do...