Beocreate – Use the board with 3rd party software


Beocreate – Use the board with 3rd party software

While we’re trying to make the setup easy for you with the Beocreate software, you can use the Beocreate board with practically any software. However, there are some limitations:

  • You won’t be able to upload or modify DSP programs
  • You won’t be able to change DSP parameters on the fly
  • You need to use software volume control

To use the Beocreate 4 channel amplifier with a 3rd party software, you first need to install a DSP program using the Beocreate software or SigmaStudio. After writing the software to the DSP and the EEPROM, the board will start up even without additional Beocreate software on the system (and even standalone without a Raspberry Pi connected).

To use the board, you need to enable the HiFiBerry DAC driver in /boot/config.txt. Add this line to the file:


This will load a sound card driver that can be used for playback.
As there are no DSP tools available, it is not possible to control the volume. Playback will run with the volume set in the DSP program (often maximal volume). Therefore it is strongly recommended to configure software volume control.