Patchbox OS image for Raspberry Pi


#1

Figured some of you folks would be into this :slight_smile:

The Blokas guys have created a sound orientated OS based on Raspian lite.

It is an OS image based on Raspbian Lite preconfigured with audio software for a smooth user experience. On the first boot, a configuration wizard will run to help set up the system, including configuring the Jack Backend parameters and connecting to WiFi network.


#2

This looks great! I’m gonna try it out on my Pisound ASAP. This could make it even easier for some friends of mine to get into embedded instruments.


#3

Does Patchbox OS have any functionality making it easy to autorun a particular patch with SC or PureData?


#4

Well, the pisound button can be configured for that purpose. Check the docs.


#5

I’ve found it to work quite well with the Pisound Android app. But of course, you need an android phone or tablet to able to use that.
There’s also a couple of caveats with the app: it relies on bluetooth, and setting up patched to work with it, while being doable, it a bit of typing work. It’s pretty doable once you get the hang of it, but you need to manually configure each patch to work with the app, and it’s a lot of typing in things.
But check it out if you have Android, there should be a demo patch on patchstorage.


#6

From all my attempts to get into using Raspberry Pis for music this has been the easiest to setup succesfully. I don’t have a lot of knowledge of Linux related things. When I ran into trouble the guys from Blokas quickly sorted me out. I would highly recommend anyone remotely interested to give the Blokas stuff a go.


#7

I’ve been looking for a nice way to include a PI in my setup! I have a spare one laying around here somewhere…


#8

Does the pisound-config utility still work with patchbox os? Can we safely use the pisound-config to determine which scripts run, etc?


#9

Yup, patchbox-config has the same pisound button module. :wink: