Turn your Raspberry Pi into a complete audio workstation with pisound

Meet pisound from Blokas, an Audio and MIDI interface for the Raspberry Pi pocket computer…


This tiny interface is equipped with Hi-Fi stereo input and output, classic MIDI In and Out ports, a user-customizable button (“The Button”) as well as bundled software tools.


The stereo input’s wide-range gain control means that anything from a guitar, bass, CD player or modular synth can be connected. Volume and gain levels can be controlled using on-board knobs and there’s also MIDI In/Out through on-board DIN-5 sockets, USB-MIDI via Pi’s USB ports or even WiFi-MIDI included too.

Then there’s The Button. With the push of The Button you can open and close patches from a USB thumb drive, shut down the Raspberry Pi and even boot up the “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 a smartphone or tablet.”

The applications for pisound promise to be as big as your imagination and so far the creators tell us that anything from creating your own instrument, starting an Internet radio station or even making a glove controlled voice augmenter is possible.

Pricing and Availability:
Prices start at $89 and you can find out more from the pisound indiegogo campaign here. Take a look for yourself in the video below.