Raspberry Pi Synthesizer
Music aficionado Phil Atkin has decided that the best use for the Raspberry Pi is to create a synthesizer. He has compared his synth to a Moog instrument, which costs £600 and only plays one note at a time. His Pi-based synth, on the other hand, can play eight notes simultaneously and costs about £30. He’s working on a MIDI interface so he can connect other instruments to it.
He demonstrated the synth at a Raspberry Jam session in Bristol, U.K., one of many community events that bring Raspberry Pi fans together worldwide (see
The Raspberry Synthesizer blog details the complete development of the synth from its start to present day, together with a discussion of some of the issues Phil faced with audio-related elements of the Pi. You can also watch videos of the synth in action. Find out more at