Pisound is an ultra-low latency high-quality sound card and MIDI interface specially designed for Raspberry Pi pocket computers.
Equipped with 192kHz 24-bit Stereo Input and Output driven by the legendary Burr-Brown chips, DIN-5 MIDI Input and Output ports, user-customizable button and bundled software tools, this little board will bring your audio projects to a whole new level!Order Pisound - €99 Money-Back Guarantee + 12 Months Warranty + Worldwide Shipping
Using Pisound you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a music instrument or effect, audiophile network player, portable recording studio, internet radio station or anything you can think of as long as it's audio related!
Pisound works great with Raspbian, ArchLinux, Pixel, Ubuntu Mate, Audacity, Pure Data, Sonic Pi, SuperCollider, Volumio and any other Linux software!
MODEP is a MOD DUO emulator that lets you play around with hundreds of audio plugins ranging from a simple reverb to a complex FM synth using just your Raspberry Pi and Pisound board.
You can read more about MODEP here.
When we were designing Pisound one of the main goals was to empower everyone to use Pisound and Raspberry Pi in headless mode - without an external monitor, keyboard or mouse.
As it turns out, one button is all you need to achieve this and we call it The Button.
Its functionality can be customized according to your needs. By default using The Button you can open patches straight from a USB thumb drive, safely close them, shut down the Raspberry Pi and even launch “pisound” Wi-Fi hotspot, so that you can connect to the device via SSH, VNC or send WiFi-MIDI messages directly to your Pi using smart phone or tablet.
Our favorite use-case for it - you can run your Pure Data patches, without any need to connect a display, keyboard or mouse, just by plugging in a USB drive containing “main.pd”, any optional MIDI controller / keyboard, click The Button once and Voilà!
* Triple-click WiFi hotspot works with Raspberry Pi 3 & Zero W out of the box. Other versions require SoftAP capable USB WiFi adapter to be plugged in.
Introducing Pisound Mobile App - When you need more control over your Pisound-based project.
Run custom shell scripts, launch PureData patches, import files from a USB stick, observe real-time system console output and much more straight from your Android device.Download from Google Play Documentation Page *iOS version coming soon
A simple but really sturdy and beautiful case for your Pisound and Raspberry Pi. The enclosure is cut from semi-transparent 3mm thick acrylic sheet.
Round engravings indicate the Output ports and the Volume potentiometer.
Button cap, standoffs and screws are included in the package.
You can find the assembly instructions here.Order Pisound Case - €16 Money-Back Guarantee + 12 Months Warranty + Worldwide Shipping
Pisound allows you to connect a huge variety of different types of audio-related gear.
Thanks to wide-range gain control, you can connect audio sources ranging from your bass guitar to a CD player or your modular synth.
Using Stereo Output you can hook Pisound to any mixer, speakers or just plug in your headphones.
For MIDI connectivity you also have a lot of options - MIDI In/Out through on-board DIN-5 sockets, USB-MIDI via Pi's USB ports or even WiFi-MIDI!
We used the legendary Burr-Brown Op-Amps, ADC and DAC chips in this little board to ensure flawless signal amplification and conversion. Of course, everything is hooked to the dedicated ultra-low noise power supply in order to get maximum signal fidelity and minimum interference.
Furthermore, unlike usual MIDI solutions for Raspberry Pi ®, MIDI on Pisound is implemented using high speed SPI and a dedicated MCU for translating SPI data to serial MIDI byte streams and it's readily recognized in audio software as an ALSA Raw MIDI device.
|Input Type||¼" (6.35mm) Stereo|
|Output Type||¼" (6.35mm) Stereo|
|Sampling Frequency (Fs)||48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz|
|Input/Output SNR @ 1kHz||110dB *|
|Input Impedance||100kΩ || 2pF|
|Input Gain (G)||0dB to +40dB|
|Input Clip LED||Yes|
|Input Clip Voltage||5V (Peak to Peak) *|
|Full Scale RMS output @ 1kΩ||0V to 2.1V|
|Loopback Bandwidth (-3 dB)||7.5Hz - 23kHz *|
|Loopback THD @ 1kHz||< 0.045% *|
|Loopback Latency||2.092ms **|
|Input/Output Connectors||DIN-5 Female Sockets|
|MIDI Loopback Latency||2.105ms|
|Activity LEDs||Input & Output|
|Power||Powered by Raspberry Pi|
|Current Draw||< 300mA @ 5.1VDC|
|Dimensions||56mm x 100mm|