I am contemplating using your yet unreleased future products and have a few questions.
My use case is adding boards and controls to my existing guitars, hence, I have no interest in buying new “smart guitars”.
First and foremost, will smaller ADC boards sized to fit standard guitar cavities become available in 2022 ??
A larger pi-kit ADC board is fair enough.
Although, why wasn’t a smaller guitar cavity sized ADC board for Hex pickup connections added in the first place?
All the extra inputs and outputs are completely unnecessary for Hex use cases.
I have seen Elk’s demos of 2 “smart guitars” and believe small Hex ADC boards have long been available internally. Why are these boards not released to the public? Are they going to be released in 2022?
What are computational limitations of currently supported SOCs ?
Could Elk clearly articulate what a Pi4 can and cannot do, what i.MX7 or i.MX8 can and cannot do, what Atom X5 can and cannot do in terms of SIMD capabilities related to number of channels or number of dsp plugins or other useful metrics ?
Are there plans to use FPGA/CPLD based SOMs with own code?
Why not combine your existing CPLD into an SOC that integrates CPLD/FPGA with ARM cores?
Are you suggesting large FPGA/CPLD vendors have worse support for linux than Pi or NXP ?
Lastly, what is the difference in quality/latency/computational requirements between sidechaining raw audio into VSTi (i.e. driving VSTi with raw audio signal instead of with MIDI messages) and DSP code running on SIMD capable CPU?