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PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:21 am
by mendo
Hello,

do you think this new device is suitable, performance-wise, for audio stuff?
I would use it for DJ, some MIDI stuff in Ardour & Bitwig, maybe LMMS.
Definitely no harcore linuxsampler or DrumGizmo...

Appreciate your input if this is powerful enough or just yet another electric waste device...

the company also plans a Linux based tablet :D

Thanks.

Re: PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 am
by bluebell
Since that machine has an ARM CPU it might get compared with the most powerful Raspberry Pis, so you might ask Pi users in the Raspberry Pi section.

Re: PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:43 pm
by phi1123
maybe, i suggest you pick up an old laptop for the same price which can handle AVlinux and its processor heavy preempt realtime kernel, along with capacity for a 1 tb ssd

Re: PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:44 pm
by phi1123
sorry forgot to mention, either dell or hp. lots of others just break too easily

Re: PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:25 am
by khz

Re: PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 pm
by mendo
phi1123 wrote:maybe, i suggest you pick up an old laptop for the same price which can handle AVlinux and its processor heavy preempt realtime kernel, along with capacity for a 1 tb ssd
Yes, that's what I actually did. I refurbished Thinkpad which will not break at the joints
But the Pinebook has this promise of the long battery live and low weights for travel.
DJing on the go or just running LMMS or alike should probably work.

Re: PINEBOOK Pro suitable for audio?

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:41 pm
by Baggypants
I've been using a pi3 and now a pi4 as part of the Zynthian raspberry pi synth project. The Pi3 was pretty good, It ran pianoteq, linuxsampler, ZynAddSubFX, Nois3Maker. It struggled with OB-Xd and the larger SFZ files like Salamander Grand. However, the Pi4, even the 1GiB version performs flawlessly for nearly all practical purposes. OB-Xd is rock solid, CPU intensive plugins like the foo-yc20 all work perfectly.

I imagine that a laptop that is able to play the Witcher 3 https://twitter.com/kaikreuzer/status/1 ... 8993063936 ought to be fine with most of the linux audio stuff that could be thrown at it.