The Pimaroni Audio Pirate looks like the perfect hardware to make a sampler box.
It includes a high fidelity DAC, a color LCD and 4 buttons.
Stick this on any Raspi and you are done.
Now we just need the UI software modifications so you can select patches with the buttons and view a menu of patches on the LCD.
Pimoroni Pirate Audio: 3.5mm Line-out for Raspberry PiPimoroni Pirate Audio: 3.5mm Line-out for Raspberry Pi $25
Plug Pirate Audio Line-out for Raspberry Pi into your hi-fi amp or powered speakers, then sit back, relax, and soak in the rich, digital audio. It has a high-quality I2S DAC, high-res color display, and squishy playback control buttons.
This board is perfect for upgrading an existing hi-fi amp and speakers, or a set of powered monitors, with digital audio from local audio files (MP3, FLAC, etc.) or from streaming services like Spotify. The DAC on Pirate Audio Line-out gives you crisp 24-bit / 192KHz digital audio through its 3.5mm stereo jack.
Pirate Audio is a range of all-in-one audio boards for Raspberry Pi, with high-quality digital audio, beautifully-crisp IPS displays for album art, tactile buttons for playback control, and the custom Pirate Audio software and installer to make setting it all up a breeze. No soldering required, just plug it right in to make fun audio projects come to life.
Line-level digital audio (24-bit / 192KHz) over I2S
PCM5100A DAC chip (datasheet)
3.5mm stereo jack
1.3" IPS color LCD (240x240px) (ST7789 driver)
Four tactile buttons
Mini HAT-format board
Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
Pirate Audio software
Dimensions: 65 x 30.5 x 9.5mm
Works with any Raspberry Pi computer, including the original Pi 1, B+, Pi 2, Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi
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