I’m working on creating a guitar pedal system that magnetically links together. A cross between a modular synth and a traditional set of guitar pedals. A base pedal that has various pedals that can snap on to the system. Instead of guitarists creating a mix-match board of various pedals and technologies (all with their own power supply and connecting cables mounted onto a separate board), they can connect together a set of pedals that all work and are designed to connect seamlessly together. A system that allows play and re-composing of order to create never-before-heard sounds. (Mainly analog with the occasional use of Midi for specific tasks like tempo setting.)
Think little bits (http://littlebits.cc), but for guitar pedals. Think Moog Sonic Six (http://www.vintagesynth.com/moog/sonic6.php) as an actual set of independent, connected components on the floor (without the keyboard of course).
I need an expert in circuit design (that might also love the audio and synthesizer world). Any expertise in circuit printing, production and assembly would be useful too.
Probably start with the core base pedal and then a couple pedals that will prove out the concept. Just a single prototype needed for testing with the goal of larger production based on the business side of things.
I have write-ups and concepts for each component when we get to that point in discussion.