Every once in a while there is a project on kickstarter, that is just too good to pass up. I think the OWL programmable effects pedal is certainly it and I figured I can't be the only bassist that's interested in it OWL's kickstarter
is ending in 3 days, it's already 300% funded and reached most of its stretch goals. If you want to know what it's about you can visit the page or keep on reading
The OWL is a programmable effects pedal that would work well with a bass or pretty much anything else, with 4 knobs, a switch, an expression pedal input and a MIDI in/out. "Programmable" in this context means that you can easily write pretty much any audio effect you could think of (EQ, distortion, envelope, chorus, delay, wah, ...) using C++ augmented with ARM-specific functions or use one of the effects other people have created.
The whole thing is very well thought-out: the appearance, all platforms support, and the processor is powerful enough for human ingenuity to be the bottleneck.
So if this sounds like something you would like to get your hands on, I very much recommend this kickstarter. I myself have a few interesting ideas I should be able to implement: a bit-crusher, a synthesizer controlled with a bass, or an arpeggiator.
If you yourself aren't a programmer (there's no reason everybody should be), I will do my best to assist
Feel free to ask any questions here, I think I read enough about it to be able to answer.
disclaimer: I created a similar thread on reddit's r/bass
and it got a positive response so I figured I wouldn't be out of line to share it on talkbass, even though I'm usually more of a lurker. I'm not affiliated with the guys making the effect, I just think it is an awesome thing and there's no reason why real bassists (as opposed to tech enthusiasts and wannabe bassists like me) shouldn't know about it
also: I really need to spend more time on talkbass, this place is a goldmine!