I'm a programmer with absolutely no experience in electronics and stuff. I've decided to make an outfit using EL wires that would be controlled via the Pi based on some fft-magic analysis of audio coming from a mic.. Later I'd like to expand it by adding some speakers and a synthesiser controlled with knobs in a panel on my arm.
Now, I only know how to program the logic, the rest is totally new grounds to me. I wish to learn, but I'd like to take the quickest path that will take me to my goal instead of going through tons of tutorials. Right now I don't even know what to buy in order to start with building such a thing, and that's where I would like to start. Any materials you could recommend to me?