Floyd Steinberg did a detailed video of his trials and tribulations in DIYing a Zynthian. This dedicated synth module is powered by Linux and pure determination. He's built his with a touch interface to make it easier to work with... once he actually gets it to work.
Zynthian - DIY Raspberry PI synthesizer setup tutorial and sound demo. Table of contents and all the links you need below! In this video, I'm walking through all the steps necessary to build your own "Zynthian" Raspberry PI DIY synth, and play some patches, too. I'll show the sequencer and audio tools in another video next week.
#zynthian is a #linux distribution specifically designed for running synthesizer and audio software on the #raspberrypi. It comes with a specialized, streamlined user interface and a lot of apps preinstalled. You can buy an assembled kit online, but that doesn't come cheap, so in this video, I'll use some standard components to make it work. This build does not include the 4 encoders and buttons, so if you want me to have a go at these, please write a short note in the comments!
Table of contents
00:00 introduction / overview
00:38 demo 1 (detuned pads & lead)
01:30 hardware needed
02:27 software installation
03:05 assembling the hardware
03:35 basic configuration using the web interface
04:30 screen calibration
05:37 hidden UI gestures
05:57 adjusting the output volume
06:20 other important things to consider
07:11 patch showcase: "Arpeggio 3" (filter tweaking and stuff)
08:06 "echoed synth"
08:56 "wah bass"
09:48 "synth strings"
10:16 "another reso pad"
10:55 "Grotrian/Steinway Piano"
11:20 "aeolus organ"
11:37 outlook/bye bye
Zynthian project page https://zynthian.org
USBit image tool http://usbimagetool.com/
Raspberry PI 3 https://amzn.to/32bHOKE / https://amzn.to/3lkHalS (North America)
Raspberry PI 4 https://amzn.to/3l0EfON / https://amzn.to/2IkAeqr (North America)
Screen https://amzn.to/3mRkeL6 [Tim Note: Can't find this one. Try this.]
Midi Interface https://amzn.to/3mT1vPA / https://amzn.to/3lqMrYM (North America)
SD Card https://amzn.to/35ZLtfK / https://amzn.to/3kdfIF2 (North America)
SSH client for Windows https://www.ssh.com/ssh/putty/
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