[sdiy] is raspberry pi the future?

Marc Nostromo [M-.-n] marc.nostromo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 12:11:46 CET 2013

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


And it runs flawlessly.

I've also tried some onboard headless synthesis and it works quite
well as long as you don't overload it too much with heavy algorithms:


Right now for diy synth I'm more into using the teensy, and for
dsp-based or sequencing the RPi.


2013/3/15 cheater cheater <cheater00 at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Neil Johnson
> <neil.johnson97 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> GPIO is a bit limited on the RasPi.  If you want decent audio out of the
>> 2835 directly (rather than via USB) then a better option would be to hook up
>> an audio codec to the I2S lines and enable the driver -- I think this is
>> available for the RasPi, but you'd need to check with the Foundation.
> That's a great idea. I wonder if i2s has a standard linux driver of some sort.
>> I believe I can say that I have quite a good grasp of what the 2835 is
>> capable of.
> Yes
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