Although it appears that Max for LIVE will have most of the API's available in it, I do not yet have a Micro-controller that I use with MAX/MSP and want to start with one.
I understand that Arduino Deumilanove USB is a good choice. Is this the best one to get,
Can anybody refer me to any more complete kits?
Also, there's the consideration of the new EBody2 Wireless for Sensory Interface. This sounds like a good option.
So my question is, even though the EBody2 Wireless is a bit expensive for my tastes it looks like a good way to go -- but with which kit, Arduino or Make Controller Kit?
I've been programming in C and C++ for over 10 years so I have no problem using Arduino's IDE.
However, I doubt that the Make Controller Kit will go long before they respond to the "community" of open source that is bourgeoning out there.
IN THE END...for me, it's about what the Best Choice is for MAX for LIVE as I'm not as interested in Building a Robot as I am in Sensory Input and modifying music to an environment, and that includes potentially trying to control a network of hundreds of not thousands of LED's tied to a Black FishNet that is spread and draped across a stage for small venue performance.
Anyone have any ideas on the best options here?
I'm not interested in large flat panel displays, I want more abstract control; I also would like to hook a shotgun mic up to my Gibson HD.6X.Pro Les Paul and allow targeting of source sources (parts of crowds) to affect sound, and even vocode in some instances with Fan in front of an Amp for Rotor like Feedback (i.e. using the shotgun mic mounted on the HD.6X.Pro and routed to the EBody2 Wireless; I assume an Audio level can map to a MIDI message for it, correct?).
Feedback is very much appreciated.