[Release] MODEP 2018-09-11


Hi guys, here’s an updated MODEP build with fixes for the issues found and reported in recent release: [Beta] MODEP 2018-08-31, big thank you’s go to @Ghislain_Bourgeois, @jujudusud, and @jpcima.

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/z342j3t5s21a5ia/image_2018-09-11-MODEP.zip
Torrent: https://blokas.io/modep/image_2018-09-11-MODEP.zip.torrent

Usage notes:

  • User modep, pass blokaslabs (same pass for MODEP hotspot, on by default)
  • Hold The Button for 1-2 seconds to toggle Bluetooth discoverability for connecting with the Pisound App
  • Use IP, port 12101 for TouchOSC clients and connect to MODEP WiFi hotspot


  • Default dnsmasq service disabled, systemctl status now reports everything working OK.
  • Caps plugin suite built containing the fix by @jpcima (our Caps source fork)
  • Removed max 8 button clicks limit for switching pedalboards, as suggested by @MichaelRocketship

See [Beta] MODEP 2018-08-31 for more recent changes.



Hello All,

I was about to test this new release.
All fonctions are ok, wifi hotspot, ethernet bridge to internet, bluetooth connection and pisound android app interactivity, webui and pedal board bulding and connections.

Thanks a lot for all that stuff !


Hey folks!

Is it possible to install MODEP without having to use the image? I am running Volumio already and would like to add MODEP ontop. Thanks for all the work!


Best to just get another sd card and install the image its a lot more straightforward and optimised that way.


Yeah, I guess the dudes from volumio will tell me the same thing (already tried to install apps I need myself but failed) - but maybe it is easier the other way around with all the tweaks for audio already in place.


I’d agree with @Randomaztec - it is easier to just use a couple of SD cards for the different use cases.

On Linux, the audio software can easily conflict with each other, resulting in none of the use cases working. You would be able to run only one at a time and you’d have to know the procedure how to cleanly move from one setup to the other. This may be more difficult than simply switching the SD card on the hardware :slight_smile:


Uh, hm… This is not really convenient - I am lazy and lose SD cards too easy.

I thought that‘s why there is pulseaudio for example to be able to have multiple sources (but yeah … I totally get that audio is easily being conflicted - I learned that myself when trying to avoid volumio and do it myself).


Yes, pulseaudio can mix audio sources, but for software like MODEP it’s best to be as close to the hardware as possible, to have the minimum possible latency.

There is an alternative - I heard it’s possible to set up multiple different OS images on a single SD card and select which one to load during boot. I haven’t tried this myself yet, but this is the tool: https://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot


Hmmm… the dualboot sounds like a solution - though it seems to be needing a keyboard + monitor which I don‘t have and to keep the pi headless.

Would still prefer another solution - and maybe realtime capabilities of jackd would also be an advantage for having a slightly better a/v sync when using the pi to stream audio from the AppleTV to the pi with airplay. But I suppose this is too advanced for me and switching SD card is the solution for me not understanding enough of linux audio.

[Release] MODEP 2018-04-03