Old 04-30-2019, 02:53 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Raspberry Pi!

I gave it a shot and installed Reaper on a Raspberry Pi. It worked flawlessly and such an easy installing procedure! I was surprised how powerful it is even on this tiny computer. I imported a ogg vorbis 20 tracks to Reaper which I made on OSX and wired flawlessly. Fast and responsive and all plugsins loaded. When I tried to load something bigger with lot of plugins ( I mean lot, more than I would need anyway) the app stalled but then restarting asked if I wanted to open with disabled plugins and still worked amazingly good.
On performance test I was able to run 24 tracks with a gate, a compressor and 2 was each and 4 auxiliaries with reverbs and delays as well as effects of the music bus.

I will try to run it on a Raspberry Pi Zero as this is really incredible.
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:07 AM   #2
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Good to hear!

I spose it was a Rpi 3?
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:30 AM   #3
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I will try to run it on a Raspberry Pi Zero as this is really incredible.
Looking forward to these test results!
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:56 PM   #4
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Hi.
I'm interested in this too.
Any of you guys know what kind of sound cards work with the raspberry pi for recording?

Thanks,
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:33 PM   #5
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In general, all interfaces that work with Linux. Of course, you're limited by USB.

There are even a few interfaces built especially for the Pi, in the form of a HAT (plug-on board). Up to 8 channels, I believe. Examples:

https://www.kiwi-electronics.nl/rasp...i-audio-addons

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...yping-for-rasp

http://www.audioinjector.net/
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:38 PM   #6
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There is also this audio device that is supposed to be specifically made for Raspberry Pi and low latency. Whether it's any better than just buying a cheep Presonus or Behringer USB interface, I have no idea. They call it PiSound at: https://blokas.io/pisound/
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:49 AM   #7
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I did a port of my Linux / Mac / Windows plug-ins to RPi / ARM Linux about a year ago, but we recently discontinued those builds due to lack of downloads / sales (read - didn't even cover the cost of the board) - which I always felt was disappointing. It would be interesting to know if there's renewed interest in the RPi as an audio platform.
(Its amazing that you can run a DAW on such a tiny computer, but its something of an odd platform for audio given that once the cost of the extra hardware required - and, yes, the plug-ins / software etc... - is factored in you could probably get a second hand dell desktop etc for about the same price and have massively superior performance - would be interesting to know some of the use cases)

For development I used both the pisound mentioned previously and the HifiBerry DAC+ together with Ubuntu MATE 1604 for RPi all with very good results. USB interfaces can be of variable quality

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Old 05-01-2019, 11:47 AM   #8
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Patience is the key.

If 10% of Reaper users are running Linux, and 10% of those on ARM, how many do you think that is?

But the numbers are growing, slowly.
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If 110% of Reaper users are running Linux...
If 110% of Reaper users were running Linux I'd be very impressed...
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:27 PM   #10
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Yeah, me too.

Typo, obviously. Corrected. Thx for pointing that out.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:29 PM   #11
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Since most the internet runs on Linux in some fashion, and all Android devices, it's entirely possible that 110% of Reaper users are using Linux somewhere in their gear chain. :P
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