I have an old 49 key USB MIDI keyboard with various faders/knobs that I thought would be cool to make into a standalone synthesizer. I found Zynthian and am hoping I can put it on a Raspberry Pi inside my keyboard, with the MIDI commands being passed to it and install some audio jacks for the output.
I guess what I’m wondering is, has anyone already done this and could offer any tips/advice? I’m assuming I can configure it so that all the keyboard’s MIDI controls give me access to all of Zynthian’s commands, or if not I understand it has a web UI that I could access via a computer or even my iPhone in order to gain access to Zynthian’s more complex controls/settings?
I might even toy with the idea of building an LCD screen into my keyboard in order to get better controls of the software, but that’s assuming I can get the thing working in the first place…
Anyone else tried anything like this?