I have an HifiBerry AMP2, which is a RPi hat that lets the RPi act as an audio amplifier. Now I want to connect my PC (Mac) to the RPi, but it does not have a line- or mic-in. So I am wondering if I can make the RPi act as an external USB-soundcard, i.e. connect the RPi via USB to my PC and have the PC recognize it as an external soundcard.

Is that possible?

  • Which Pi do you have? – Mark Smith Jan 12 '19 at 1:30
  • All of them except Zero – Lukas Jan 13 '19 at 13:01

I don't have a solid answer for you, but since I know the pi zero has USB-OTG, I figured it might be able to do what you want. So I did some research on using the pi zero to emulate usb devices and found things like this tutorial on setting it up as a usb mass storage device that didn't seem very easy. Then I simply did a web search for "pi zero act as usb sound card" and found a similar question to yours. It didn't definitively explain how to do it the way you asked, but discussed a way of doing it over the network which seems like it might work for you instead. Or you may have more luck with similar searches and more research than I did.

  • Hey thank you for your answer, I am looking into this – Lukas Jan 15 '19 at 13:18

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