Raspberry Pi, Pulse Audio Workaround with USB soundcard

True, true @Martin.

I use Windows so no stranger to hardware config issues, and the ‘use a USB soundcard’ is my go-to solution there too. Cutting the Gordian Knot, so to speak. So I’ve no problem with that for the Raspberry Pi. Also good for the RPi 400 - which I like the idea of - which lacks the headphone socket.

I have to remind myself that working with any conventional instrument can involve quite a lot of time maintaining it rather than playing it. So, you’re right. Fair enough.

I’m curious about what you mean by that? (Btw, where did you get that date from? I can’t see it anywhere…)

Looks like june 2019 to present, from the history page

EDIT and the issue tracker is alive and kicking https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/issues

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@robin.newman I confirm that your fix works, and I get sound from SPi either through the AV Jack or the USB sound card. Thank you so much for this! :smiley:


The date is not a problem at all. midi is quite old :slight_smile: 1980

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Thanks, this hack worked for me on a Pi4, but audio is very crackly.
It’s just SonicPi, speaker-test -t wav -c 2 test plays audio without crackles.

Great! :slightly_smiling_face: Now i can use my lovely Focusrite 2i4 mkII.
Unfortunately, taxing programs tend to stutter and click easely compared to the hdmi out… but for now, i can use the raspy 400 for simple sketches.