Alright. i'm hoping someone out there knows the answer to my question and is willing to help.
I'm intrested in building my own periphial, and then writing a program to control it.
The actual hardware part is easy enough once i figure out how to get my computer to communicate with it. but there in lies the problem... I have NO clue how to program to use I/O ports. I'm going to try to write it using a USB port, because USB seems to be the way of the future. But i'm willing to use a serial port if USB is impossible for VB.net
anyway, I'd like to do it in VB.net because, well, embarisingly enough, it's the only language i know how to make a GUI in. :o
Please let me know if you know how to do this. Any help is much appriciated!
P.S. - if any of you know how to "Read" the sounds your computer is playing (the waves) and keep track of the Bass, vocal, etc spikes. so that i could single out certain aspects of the song playing, that would be much appriciated as well (it's something i want to do with my hardware... it's just a fun peice of hardware)
thanks so much again!