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Amp sims and Raspberry Pi #3007890 09/13/19 06:45 AM
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Anybody know anything about this?

I want a very simple form factor of something on the floor doing ONLY amp sim, no other effects needed, and 2-3 footswitches: Clean/dirty (preset with the model), and boost for solos. 3rd switch if it existed would be a tuner. I want MIDI in primarily for just patch selection, but maybe the option for MIDI control of some parameters wouldn't be bad.

Line 6 HX stomp is perfect form factor, but WAY overkill and $600. I don't remember it now, but ere is a platform similar but you install plugins...loooked perfect until I saw it was $700.

Raspberry Pi is a small computer board for $35 that has some I/O pins, USB, and HDMI, generally running Linux. Found a free Linux amp sim, but don't know if it'll run on Raspberry Pi. I'm thinking of trying to build my own deal with open source sims on Raspberry Pi and put it in a stomp box with a MIDi interface. Could probably do it, including a touch display for less than $200.

Anybody have any experience with any of this stuff?

(Had a thread on the KC answer got SOME good info but they were more interested in playing piano apps - while I WILL use my keyboard setlist function to do patch changes and run some synth solos through it, I will also use for guitar and am only interested in amp sim)

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Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008112 09/15/19 04:27 PM
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@J. Dan - sorry you're not getting any help on this?

If you were considering a Line 6 HX, maybe a previous generation, dis-continued model would serve, for a lot less $$$?

I've long used my Boss GT-series MFX as MIDI Switchers & Controllers, and it's easy to create Patches that only use Amp Modeling, with no other FX. You can Assign different CC#'s to the CTL & EXP pedals, add Clean Boost, on the GT-10, you can even run different, parallel Signal Chains, within the GT-10, and send them to the L & R Outs. I suspect a number of the other Korg, Zoom, Digitech, Boss and Line 6 mFX, would give you a lot fo the same features, with much the same footprint.

Good hunting. let us know what you come up with.


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Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008113 09/15/19 04:34 PM
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I have no answer for this one either, I have no experience with anything like what you are asking for


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Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008147 09/15/19 09:25 PM
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You might check out a used Fender Mustang Floor pedal: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113862616152

It has some nice amp sims, midi in/out, 2 xlr outs to pa, 2 1/4" outs to pa, ground lift, noise gate, tuner, many pre-set patches, or create your own with stomp boxes, with or without effects, expression pedal or volume pedal, effects loop for your other pedals, etc. You can use the comp for clean boost, the OD/Dist for dirt on and off. I have one and they sound great. I only use the Feder Deluxe amp sim as the one I liked best and never got into the midi in/out function. Great little pedal for the price but you can only buy them used as Fender stopped making them. cool


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Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008255 09/16/19 03:02 PM
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I have a raspberry Pi but never thought of using it this way (I made mine into a media server). But, I'd be very interested in trying a project like this, out. If you DO figure it out, let us know here. Would be a cool thing to try, for sure!

Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008285 09/16/19 04:49 PM
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For $35 and free open source software I may go ahead and start experimenting. If it seems like it will work, I'll add some more cash for a small touchscreen, audio/midi interface, etc.


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Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008724 09/19/19 03:33 PM
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Sounds cool! Keep us updated!

Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008789 09/19/19 09:28 PM
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I have a Raspberry Pi that is just gathering dust after going through a bunch of different projects, also have a touchscreen for it. May have to give this a try.

Re: Amp sims and Raspberry Pi [Re: J. Dan] #3008797 09/19/19 11:05 PM
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Guitarix is the one I was looking at.


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