[LAU] embedded devices for audio

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Dec 17 21:17:35 EST 2008

Josh Lawrence wrote:
> hi everyone!
> I'm *very* out of my league here, but I'm curious...
> I've been looking around at busybox, uClibc et al, and was wondering
> if anyone has tried to build an "embedded" device that supports some
> Linux audio software.  For example, imagine taking a cheap/old pc,
> equipping it with jack and a synthesizer of some sort (dssi?), and
> taking it on a gig.  It would need to be an "instant on/instant off"
> device.  I think this sort of project would be fun and would also be a
> great use of old hardware, not to mention a real benefit for people
> who gig regularly and need the random synth (and don't want to spend
> the $ on hardware).
> Of course, not being a programmer, there might be some major obvious
> reason as to why it won't work that I'm not aware of.  What do you all
> think?  Is this idea worth looking into?
I'm very interested in this idea also. Currently I have one of my 
colleagues working on getting Android onto our Arm platform.

Is there any specific issue that you are encountering?


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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