Old 07-11-2019, 05:18 AM   #1
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So ...

What's the "best" OS for RPi 3 B+ to run REAPER on ?

Ubuntu Mate or perhaps the Windows 10 IoT ?

Clear me up (((:::

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Old 07-11-2019, 07:06 AM   #2
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Certainly not the Windows 10 thing...

It isn't even a complete OS. It's just a way to run some scripts on something that acts a bit like Windows. You can't install an application like Reaper on it, just dedicated scripts.

Personally, I'd go with Raspbian, as this seems the most compatible. And it's Debian underneath, so you can customise to your liking.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:33 AM   #3
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On the SDHC card I setup for use with REAPER, I used Raspbian, but found a post on another forum how to switch it's desktop to xfce.

I also made the same tweaks to user priority and memory use as on my desktop. To test it I temporarily plugged my Behringer UMC1820 into the Pi, and did a quick test recording four drum tracks in a single take along with some guitar and bass. It's sloppy coz my phones weren't loud enough for drums, but it did prove the concept of using a Pi to do multi-track recording.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:26 AM   #4
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On the SDHC card I setup for use with REAPER, I used Raspbian, but found a post on another forum how to switch it's desktop to xfce.

I also made the same tweaks to user priority and memory use as on my desktop. To test it I temporarily plugged my Behringer UMC1820 into the Pi, and did a quick test recording four drum tracks in a single take along with some guitar and bass. It's sloppy coz my phones weren't loud enough for drums, but it did prove the concept of using a Pi to do multi-track recording.

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/...ongID=13892200
Hi ... Could You please give me a link to that post, you're referring to and what were the settings you made ?

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:40 AM   #5
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Hi ... Could You please give me a link to that post, you're referring to and what were the settings you made ?

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Changing the default desktop to xfce wouldn't really make any difference to REAPER, but I like it better. I think this was the site where I found how to get xfce running on Raspberian.

https://makingstuffwork.net/technolo...pi-with-xfce4/

As for the user tweaks, this thread gets into the realtime priority and memory limits, which like I mentioned I did on both my desktop and Raspberry Pi.

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=210390
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #6
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Haven't tried it for Reaper, but https://dietpi.com/ is a smashing debian based SBC distro.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:38 PM   #7
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On the SDHC card I setup for use with REAPER, I used Raspbian, but found a post on another forum how to switch it's desktop to xfce.

I also made the same tweaks to user priority and memory use as on my desktop. To test it I temporarily plugged my Behringer UMC1820 into the Pi, and did a quick test recording four drum tracks in a single take along with some guitar and bass. It's sloppy coz my phones weren't loud enough for drums, but it did prove the concept of using a Pi to do multi-track recording.

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/...ongID=13892200
So did you record to a external USB-drive (flash-stick, etc.) ?
C'os I'm having drop-outs every 5 secs recording to the SD-card a single track at a time .
Only record monitoring enabled and no realtime fx at all . Still even the click is unstable .

I'm on Ubuntu Mate, for now ... As a matter of fact, the whole OS is extremely sluggish ...
even web browsing (though I'm using Midori) and in general so I'm looking for alts.

What about this ;

https://blokas.io/modep/

Can it be used for DAW-tasks or is it just for fx-processing ?

My audio-interface is a Zoom G2Nu and I'm using ALSA, Jack fails on REAPER !?!

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what about this as an os for pi and reaper?

https://blokas.io/patchbox-os/
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:40 AM   #9
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what about this as an os for pi and reaper?

https://blokas.io/patchbox-os/
Audacity would work as a multitrack recorder, but I don't see an included MIDI sequencer. If you don't do Midi, this should work.
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So did you record to a external USB-drive (flash-stick, etc.) ?
C'os I'm having drop-outs every 5 secs recording to the SD-card a single track at a time .
Only record monitoring enabled and no realtime fx at all . Still even the click is unstable .
I recorded direct to the SDHC card. It's a high speed 64 GB Samsung EVO like this.

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Micro.../dp/B06XX29S9Q


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I'm on Ubuntu Mate, for now ... As a matter of fact, the whole OS is extremely sluggish ...
even web browsing (though I'm using Midori) and in general so I'm looking for alts.
I tried Mate on my 3 B+ but it seemed sluggish to me as well.

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What about this ;

https://blokas.io/modep/

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Can it be used for DAW-tasks or is it just for fx-processing ?
It looks like a stand along host for playing through from what I could tell.

My audio-interface is a Zoom G2Nu and I'm using ALSA, Jack fails on REAPER !?!
I was using ALSA when I recorded that short test. I've gotten JACK to work with the onboard sound from the Raspberry Pi, but with my Behringer UMC1820 I used ALSA because that's what I use on my desktop running Xubuntu with the same sound device.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:42 PM   #11
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Default VST's that are ARM compiled and for Raspberry OS's

Hello ...i have found several powerful VST's that are compiled for
raspbery pi....and i think they are looking for the Raspbian ARM OS
or Ubuntu MATE (ARM)

https://www.kvraudio.com/news/overto...rry-pi-3-36934

https://www.pianoteq.com/pianoteq6


does anybody have a comprehensive list of VST's that are Raspberry Pi compatable?

I think that most of them are looking for Raspbian OS (ARM) and since Raspbian OS
can be loaded onto many other tiny computers like ORANGE PI computers .....i am quite interested.

Has anybody ever got the "JOST" VST host working on Pi?........it's a VST HOST on ARM
that does not use "wine" in any way....

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Jost/

thanks

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So did you record to a external USB-drive (flash-stick, etc.) ?
C'os I'm having drop-outs every 5 secs recording to the SD-card a single track at a time .
Only record monitoring enabled and no realtime fx at all . Still even the click is unstable .

I'm on Ubuntu Mate, for now ... As a matter of fact, the whole OS is extremely sluggish ...
even web browsing (though I'm using Midori) and in general so I'm looking for alts.

What about this ;

https://blokas.io/modep/

Can it be used for DAW-tasks or is it just for fx-processing ?

My audio-interface is a Zoom G2Nu and I'm using ALSA, Jack fails on REAPER !?!

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Modep is a very cool project, but it is only for Guitar FX processing. You need to look at the NON DAW project, Reaper, or Waveform projects since they are designed to run with the Rpi.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:28 AM   #13
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So ...

What's the "best" OS for RPi 3 B+ to run REAPER on ?

Ubuntu Mate or perhaps the Windows 10 IoT ?

Clear me up (((:::

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My opinion only, but I would say Debian or Raspbian. I don't know if Raspbian has RT Kernels available, but I do know that they are available in Debian for the RPi boards. If Raspbian has RT kernels, it is probably going to be the best because the OS is custom designed for the Rpi boards. Otherwise, Debian would be best. Again, this is just my opinion. :-)
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