Turn GTL standalone hardware gear.
Hi @Jack and folks,
I know the title could seem crazy but I want to discuss the possibility to create an standalone version of this marvel called GTL and I think it will require work from all of us (whose want to take part of it).
First the background:
The new doppler board promises to meld the power of FPGA brains with microcontrollers and the accessibility of environments like Arduino. And the founder is so confident that could lead to new stuff, he’s making a “label” to help share your ideas.
doppler is a small, 39EUR development board packing both an ARM microcontroller and an FPGA. It could be the basis of music controllers, effects, synths – anything you can make run on those chips.
So they are aiming to create a community of tinkers and cool projects which IMHO it’s amazing news for GTL (and live looping itself). There were other attempts Raspi based and so but the fact FPGA are close to a patching environment hardware based makes this opportunity something big.
Obviously I know almost the basics of what I’m propossing and also I will help with my knowledge and if I can involving more people (like my 2 brothers who are on FPGA and code programming too and some other hard/code, web designer and musicians friends to name a few). Years tinkering about diy midi controllers makes me confident about believe it could be possible turn GTL into what I’m going to call RC808 (as I expect it should be a new Loopstation if Roland decides to release an update on Loopstation family). I don’t expect to market releasing something like this soon due to niche market and risk for the usual suspects and also making it opensourceable isn’t they usual way to go (maybe Korg could be take apart).
So what do you say guys? Let’s discuss it and dream a bit about it... We can even make something modular to complement actual GTL instead cannibalize one project for other (of course).
I need to make some mockups and true thinking about all of this but I wanted to share it with you since it’s the first time in some time I feel excited about new development in our field and that’s thanks to Jack and GTL app project for it.