Firstly I would like to say I am very impressed with what I see in the AD2.
A little about my background: I graduated back in 89 with a degree in EE and Comp Sys Eng. A hybrid of Analog El, Digital El and Comüuert Science- Anyway most those "skills" have deteriorated I concentrated on a SW role mostly since then.
I am looking to get back into solid state electronics and programmable microcontrollers (add an "etc etc" to that) and to that end have ordered an Arduino kit. I play the guitar and am interested in creating/building some fx/pedals etc. I'm also interested in being able to