Skip to content

MODEP and Pisound Sound Card

Pisound is an ultra-low latency high-quality sound card and MIDI interface specially designed for Raspberry Pi pocket computers. It provides some additional features that can be used for complementing the MODEP experience.

You can find more information about Pisound here.

The Pisound’s Button

Here is the list of functions you can achieve using Pisound’s button.

Interaction Action
Click betwen 1 and 8 times Load the pedalboard from the first bank on your list at index corresponding to the number of clicks (see the image below).
Hold between 1 and 3 seconds Toggle Bluetooth discoverability on/off. On state automatically times out in 3 minutes.
Hold between 3 and 5 seconds Turn Wi-Fi hotspot mode on/off.
Hold between 5 and 7 seconds Turn your Raspberry Pi off.


Pisound Mobile App

You can use the Pisound App to switch the pedalboards. Get the App here. The pisound-ctl is pre-installed in the MODEP image.

First you have to pair your mobile device and MODEP - hold down the Pisound Button between 1 and 2 seconds to toggle Bluetooth Discoverability. While the device is in discoverable mode, the MIDI IN/OUT LEDs will keep flashing, and after 180 seconds the discoverable mode will be automatically turned off.

Run the Pisound App, head into the Scan menu, and pair up with MODEP.

Afterwards, in the Collections screen you should see MODEP category, and it will have a list of pedalboards that are added in the very first Bank in MOD UI.


Comments & Questions

For more tips & tricks join our community forums! 👋
If you have any questions about the information on this page let us know below! 👇