Ever used a microcontroller for audio DSP?
I just had a thought...
I was staring at my mbed microncotroller and wondered if I could use it to process audio. I was thinking that with an A to D on an input and a D to A on the output, it might be possible to do some pretty cool things.
Imagine making a guitar stomp box (that's an effect pedal for the uninitiated) based on an mbed. You could create a basic framework that allows you to upload custom DSP to the board and have your pedal be any effect you want.
So, the sub questions:
Would there be enough bandwidth to stream high quality audio in and out of the unit?
What would the latency be like?
Feel free to flame me if it's a silly idea and won't work.