Old 07-11-2019, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default RaspBerry Pi 3 B+ / REAPER

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What's the "best" OS for RPi 3 B+ to run REAPER on ?

Ubuntu Mate or perhaps the Windows 10 IoT ?

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Old 07-11-2019, 07:06 AM   #2
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Certainly not the Windows 10 thing...

It isn't even a complete OS. It's just a way to run some scripts on something that acts a bit like Windows. You can't install an application like Reaper on it, just dedicated scripts.

Personally, I'd go with Raspbian, as this seems the most compatible. And it's Debian underneath, so you can customise to your liking.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:33 AM   #3
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On the SDHC card I setup for use with REAPER, I used Raspbian, but found a post on another forum how to switch it's desktop to xfce.

I also made the same tweaks to user priority and memory use as on my desktop. To test it I temporarily plugged my Behringer UMC1820 into the Pi, and did a quick test recording four drum tracks in a single take along with some guitar and bass. It's sloppy coz my phones weren't loud enough for drums, but it did prove the concept of using a Pi to do multi-track recording.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:26 AM   #4
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On the SDHC card I setup for use with REAPER, I used Raspbian, but found a post on another forum how to switch it's desktop to xfce.

I also made the same tweaks to user priority and memory use as on my desktop. To test it I temporarily plugged my Behringer UMC1820 into the Pi, and did a quick test recording four drum tracks in a single take along with some guitar and bass. It's sloppy coz my phones weren't loud enough for drums, but it did prove the concept of using a Pi to do multi-track recording.

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/...ongID=13892200
Hi ... Could You please give me a link to that post, you're referring to and what were the settings you made ?

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:40 AM   #5
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Hi ... Could You please give me a link to that post, you're referring to and what were the settings you made ?

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Changing the default desktop to xfce wouldn't really make any difference to REAPER, but I like it better. I think this was the site where I found how to get xfce running on Raspberian.

https://makingstuffwork.net/technolo...pi-with-xfce4/

As for the user tweaks, this thread gets into the realtime priority and memory limits, which like I mentioned I did on both my desktop and Raspberry Pi.

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=210390
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #6
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Haven't tried it for Reaper, but https://dietpi.com/ is a smashing debian based SBC distro.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:38 PM   #7
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On the SDHC card I setup for use with REAPER, I used Raspbian, but found a post on another forum how to switch it's desktop to xfce.

I also made the same tweaks to user priority and memory use as on my desktop. To test it I temporarily plugged my Behringer UMC1820 into the Pi, and did a quick test recording four drum tracks in a single take along with some guitar and bass. It's sloppy coz my phones weren't loud enough for drums, but it did prove the concept of using a Pi to do multi-track recording.

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/...ongID=13892200
So did you record to a external USB-drive (flash-stick, etc.) ?
C'os I'm having drop-outs every 5 secs recording to the SD-card a single track at a time .
Only record monitoring enabled and no realtime fx at all . Still even the click is unstable .

I'm on Ubuntu Mate, for now ... As a matter of fact, the whole OS is extremely sluggish ...
even web browsing (though I'm using Midori) and in general so I'm looking for alts.

What about this ;

https://blokas.io/modep/

Can it be used for DAW-tasks or is it just for fx-processing ?

My audio-interface is a Zoom G2Nu and I'm using ALSA, Jack fails on REAPER !?!

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what about this as an os for pi and reaper?

https://blokas.io/patchbox-os/
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:25 PM   #9
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So did you record to a external USB-drive (flash-stick, etc.) ?
C'os I'm having drop-outs every 5 secs recording to the SD-card a single track at a time .
Only record monitoring enabled and no realtime fx at all . Still even the click is unstable .
I recorded direct to the SDHC card. It's a high speed 64 GB Samsung EVO like this.

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Micro.../dp/B06XX29S9Q


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I'm on Ubuntu Mate, for now ... As a matter of fact, the whole OS is extremely sluggish ...
even web browsing (though I'm using Midori) and in general so I'm looking for alts.
I tried Mate on my 3 B+ but it seemed sluggish to me as well.

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What about this ;

https://blokas.io/modep/

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Can it be used for DAW-tasks or is it just for fx-processing ?
It looks like a stand along host for playing through from what I could tell.

My audio-interface is a Zoom G2Nu and I'm using ALSA, Jack fails on REAPER !?!
I was using ALSA when I recorded that short test. I've gotten JACK to work with the onboard sound from the Raspberry Pi, but with my Behringer UMC1820 I used ALSA because that's what I use on my desktop running Xubuntu with the same sound device.
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