Hello, I’ve been using Pd for quite some time (7 years) on a regular basis, I’ve created number of sound generators/synths/midi sequencers and such, that is why I’m interested in pisound, because it would allow me to fit all of those in my pocket without a need for computer and external midi/audio interface.
I’ve got couple of noobish questions as I have not used RPi before (the closes thing I’ve got is Axoloti, but it’s a different beast):
- Would it be able to work like a USB MIDI host for USB based midi controllers? (I reckon yes, but It may require to use keyboard+mouse+screen combo to set the controller in the Pd MIDI setting after each RPi startup?)
- How will be the latency if I would try to use it to host simple synthesizer in Pd? (I’m aware that Pd itself is not well optimised for this purpose, using it like this on an average specs Win based computer with ASIO is beyond acceptable range unfortunately )
- How hard would it be to add simple potentiometers to it (e.g. to control parameters inside Pd)? I’ve did some digging and it seems that it would require adding some kind of board with ADC (connected to the unused pins of the RPi header), pots and some codding, am I thinking right? (there is space on the pisound board, maybe 4 potentiometers could be included in future revision? )
I’m looking forward to get one of those when they crowdfunding campaign will happen