Sunvox on Bare Metal?

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hseiken
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Sunvox on Bare Metal?

Post by hseiken » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:42 pm

I know there's quite a few people around the internets who have made SunBoxes (Sunvox inside of specially made hardware) and was curious how close to bare-metal people have gotten sunvox to run and if it improved performance to do so? I'm especially interested in the Pi experiments in this regard. I have yet to actually take the dive into such endeavors, but am interested in how people went about setting up the software side of things to get a custom machine that feels as 'dedicated' to sunvox as possible...did you install key combination blockers to prevent accidentally getting into the OS, for instance?
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Re: Sunvox on Bare Metal?

Post by hseiken » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:36 am

Also as an aside, anyone into FPGA's, do you think it's possible to run sunvox 'in chip form'?
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Re: Sunvox on Bare Metal?

Post by cube48 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:49 pm

Here's very nice instructional video by Marky Shaw which shows how to set up the most 'close to bare-metal' as you can get IMHO. Using RPi 3 instead of Zero W would give you more performance though.

https://youtu.be/GQVZTZeIWjg

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Re: Sunvox on Bare Metal?

Post by hseiken » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:36 am

Thanks for the vid. I have a feeling the best solution will be something closer to 'roll your own' linux. I'm not especially interested in headless as much as I am a dedicated 'device' that still gives immediate access to sequencer and routing. :) If I ever get the time, energy and money (I usually have 2 of the 3 but never all 3 at the same time...!), I may try my hand at SunvOS for a Pi device.
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