• amazingrolo

    I'd forgotten about Patchbox...I just gave it a try and it seems to work well. It has the auto midi connecting built-in, so my startup script doesn't need to include that.

    I haven't noticed much of a difference in terms of audio performance, but even just the auto midi connection stuff makes it worth it!

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  • amazingrolo

    OK well somehow I've fixed it, but I don't know how. I don't think it had anything to do with a sleep mode, or my patch at all. I have a sneaking suspicion that somehow my Raspi got set to require a password on startup? I thought I had set it to auto login, but I switched that again and it seemed to work, so I dunno!

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  • amazingrolo

    Some googling tells me that the Raspberry Pi doesn't really have a sleep mode, it should be able to run continuously. So why is my patch not working until I use SSH?

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  • amazingrolo

    I've got a patch running on a Raspberry Pi (Stretch Lite, with PD 0.47.1). Generally speaking once the patch is running it all is working fine.

    The patch is designed to be left running with the Raspberry Pi on overnight. Each morning when I go to run the patch it doesn't work anymore. If I use SSH to log into the Pi then the patch starts running again instantly.

    Is PD, or the Raspi, going to sleep in some way? Is there anything I can do to make sure it keeps running?

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  • amazingrolo

    I did end up finding a solution for this that mostly works, via the Pisound forums. It should work without a Pisound too: https://community.blokas.io/t/script-for-launching-pd-patch-with-midi-without-aconnect/1010/3?u=amazingrolo

    Essentially they've made a script that automatically connects all of the available midi ports to each other. It worked for me.

    No one seems to be able to answer my questions on any forums as regards to why this happened. I still don't know what changed between Raspbian Jessie and Raspian (or PD 0.46 and 0.47) that made this significantly more of a pain to set up. The forums are full of people running into this problem!

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  • amazingrolo

    For anyone reading this running into the same problem: I got this working! The Instructables thing linked above didn't work on a Bela, mainly because of my own silliness. The instructions on the Bela Wiki are a bit clearer and easier to follow, in my opinion: https://github.com/BelaPlatform/Bela/wiki/Accessing-a-USB-drive

    I made one small change to the file path to make it work properly in PD: https://forum.bela.io/d/814-read-files-from-usb-stick

    thanks for your tips!

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  • amazingrolo

    ok cool this looks promising! I'll have a try when I'm back in my studio later this week.

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  • amazingrolo

    I'm making some patches using both Raspberry Pi and Bela boards. Is anyone able to tell me how I can access sound files in PD that are located on a USB stick plugged into these devices? On PD on my computer I can just use readsf~ or soundfiler to look for the files using the path /Volumes/USBSTICK/filename.wav.

    However this doesn't work on the Bela or Raspberry Pi, the files can't be found - is there a different address to use? Or do I need to mount the disk somehow? I imagine the solution is very similar for both the Raspberry Pi and the Bela systems, but maybe I'm wrong?

    (cross posted on the Bela forum)

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  • amazingrolo

    oh actually I think I'm understanding it - it works if I launch the patch in the background using an ampersand, and then manually connect the ports using aconnect. it's still not really very elegant...I've seen a number of people running into this issue since the release of Stretch and PD 0.47.1. Does anyone have an explanation for why this is happening now? Is there ever any chance of it going back to being easy again?!

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  • amazingrolo

    thanks both for revisiting this. I'm not sure how to use those fixes though - I'm not very familiar with the command line at all! how do I use your while command to actually launch a patch?

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