[sdiy] is raspberry pi the future?

cheater cheater cheater00 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 16:26:12 CET 2013


On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Marc Nostromo [M-.-n]
<marc.nostromo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I don't know about using the RPi as base for proper synth building.
>>> However as a platform for building inexpensive digital synth I love
>>> it. Hook a cheap USB audio out and midi in and you are ready to go.
>>>
>>> I've successfully ported my tracker to it
>>
>> Is porting something like a tracker to the Raspberry Pi when using its
>> onboard linux different than porting it to any other linux-based
>> system? Here I'm assuming you haven't developed your own kernel with
>> usb audio support.
>
> No I didn't but that's where I think lies it's power. Basically all I
> had to do is to grab the source code and target Debian.
>
> I am not at all implying it is a coup de force on my part.However, the
> fact you can have some cheap yet valid digital processor - on top of
> that easily embeddable because of the form factor - make it all
> worthwhile for me. It's something you can, once you developed code for
> it and interfaced properly, simply plug and play without having to
> cope with the fact it's a pc or not.
>
> I'm not trying to say it's rocket science. It just makes sense for me.
>
> /M

I agree with you completely, using tiny, cheap computers like this
really makes sense when you're doing embedded stuff.

Cheers,
D.



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