Making modular music is a whole world of exploration, with many modules available to fulfil all manner of needs, but what if you could design your own? Well, the Eurorack Faceplate and Synth IO Kit for Raspberry Pi 4 is a perfect opportunity to intergrate one of the best-selling micro computers on the planet with your eurorack system; giving rise to all kinds of open source and programmable options in your modular rig.
This neat design will bring together a number of useful elements for a powerful all-in-one module – the device can house a 5″ screen (which could be a touch screen), 2 USB ports, 4 TRS Breakout sockets, eurorack power and MIDI over UART. The module will hold a Raspberry Pi, and comes as a DIY kit with a selection of optional additions to get it set up. You’ll have options to buy a Synth Kit along with the sockets, aluminium faceplate, with breakout board to complete your own unit.
You’ll find a BOM, the Design Files, Data Sheet and Documentation on the product page – if you’d like to know more. It looks like a very neat idea for those who want to integrate a Raspberry Pi into their musical adventures!
The Eurorack faceplate & Synth IO Kit is sold by Deftaudio who are based in Russia. Check out their store for some really ingenious and modern musical devices. Get the lowdown on the module in the video below: