My advisor has suggested doing some kind of sound input for this project, instead of switches or potentiometers. I’m not totally sold on this because I think anything with sound runs the risk of getting lumped into the “sonification ghetto.” I also had some ideas that ran in a completely different direction. On the other hand, our visit to the Moog factory last month really made me want to work more with sound, so it’s definitely something that has some potential. Plus, I think something easily controllable, like music, could make for a more compelling demo.
Today, I’m exploring some ways to set up audio as an input and I found this really nice instructable.