I need to develop alternative uses for the control surface products below.
They implement the MIDI (Musicial Instrument Digital Interface) protocol and are designed for use in real-time
as well as playback or recorded sequences of MIDI commands. (http://www.midi.org/
As I said I am interested in using products like the ones above to control software. I believe there is a large class of
individuals in the world whose job it is to control real-time processes with many control parameters. I believe that
this is generally done by ineffeciently pointing and clicking. I aim to replacing a point-and-click paradigm for
these types of jobs with a real-time tactile-parameter-control paradigm using devices like those above.
1. change cells in an excel spreadsheet or other complicated model
2. instruct software to increase or decrease the duration of some event or subroutine it is carrying out.
I think I am talking about building middleware to sit between these devices and other software.
If possible I would like to use Eclipse in developing a solution/product to do this. I think Eclipse is great.
But maybe I am way off course and middleware has nothing to do with this.
More broadly speaking, I need to know how to research implementing this type of solution. I have some programming experience, but
not at the level needed to describe the research that needs to be done or to do the research on how to develop
this type of software myself, or to create a set of software requirements to pay to have somebody build this.
So I guess my question not only what I have descriped above, but also how to requisition a developer to make this
software, and where I might find such individuals to develop it. And how much it costs.
I know this is a run-on question, and once I get some direction, I would be glad to fork it into multiple questions so
I can award a proper amount of points to those who are helping.
Thanks to all.