I'm looking to create a device with the pi where I can plug in my midi keyboard controller (mine plugs in via a USB cable, not the standard midi plug), attach a set of speakers to the pi, and instantly have a way to play live piano without the need for a bulky computer and a DAW. I found a project called the Samplerbox > http://www.samplerbox.org/ that does basically the same thing, but I want something a lot simpler and cheaper to suit my needs:
-I would like to use the pi's native usb ports to plug in the keyboard, as well as the regular audio jack or usb ports for audio output (if this is all possible).
-I know most about python so I was hoping to write a script in that language.
-A regular grand piano sound for the keys is really all I need.
If you have any guidance or advice on how to do this, could you drop a comment for me? It would sure help me out, thanks!