It is the first time I will work with arduino and its derivatives and I would really appreciate if you could give me some advice for my project... Here it is!
I would like to make a system for the following problem:
With my music band we use sampled music on stage. One way to do this is to use a computer with some music programs and a sound card. I would like to change this computer + soundcard system by a custom made arduino system.
This is what we need:
For 1 song, two different tracks are generated: the track which goes through the PA (for the crowd) and one track of metronome which goes to the drummers earplugs.
(this is done with the computer)
These two tracks/song must be copied on a kind of flash drive (memory device) connected to the arduino. And then, when triggered (by pushing a button or so) those two tracks must be played through 2 separate stereo outputs and of course must be synced!! (the metronome of the drummer must fit the music the crowd is hearing right...)
So for one song I need two stereo outputs, which play different music but must be syncronised.
I was thinking of using the following equipment:
2 x Sparkfun mp3 player
Micro SD shield for memory (but I must admit I would prefer some flash drive which can be written through USB even when connected to arduino)
I might want to put also a LCD screen so that we know which song is playing... which one would you advice us?
Do you think this project is feasible?
Could you please give me some advice?
for example: is it possible to connect two MP3 shields on the same arduino and send a different song to each one at te same time?
May I use the same flash memory drive for both MP3 shields?
Is there a way to work with some solidstate hard drive which can be written with a USB cable while connected to the arduino...?
Many thanks in advance!