I can clearly see that pisound is a helpful tool for working with sound on a raspberry pi… but I have so little experience working with the sound architecture on Linux, I don’t feel like I have any sense for what it would be like to do a MIDI project without one.
Like… does it improve the sound when you play your MIDI keyboard? Or maybe it’s same quality sound, but with less delay between key hit and audible sound? Or maybe it’s that you would have to buy a bunch of adapters and hook into GPIO to be able to do what pisound does by itself?
My ideal answer here would be a description of what the experience would “feel like” if I tried to do a MIDI project using JUST a stock raspberry pi.
In case it helps:
- I’m building a dedicated MIDI keyboard station in my home that, when played, controls my arduino-based lightbulbs along with high-quality sound.
- I’m a software developer and raspberry pi enthusiast
- I’ve written code before that reads MIDI input and does stuff with it
- I’ve read a good chunk of Ted’s Linux MIDI Guide