Can I use Erpiam distro on Zynthian?


#1

Hi, I would like to use the Erpiam software on Zynthian detailed in the following links:


I wanted to be able to use the Erpiam software so that I could develop synth apps using the JUCE framework. Does anyone know if it would be possible to use Erpiam on the Zynthian? Would I be able to purchase a Zynthian with Erpiam installed onto it? Any thoughts in general on taking the approach of developing JUCE based apps on the Zynthian?


#2

Seems to be a self contained environment in itself.
Presumably as such a generic system ( Runs identically on All platforms) it has many layers of abstraction to handle whilst in the zynth world we only have to address jack & alsa.
The plugin concept as ever is probably addressable in purely audio and midi terms, the control environment is what really decides how well they mesh.


#3

Erpiam is not a prerequisite to use JUCE in Zynthian. Unfortunately JUCE IMHO does not support creating LV2 plugins yet. VSTs would theoretically work if Zynthian had a VST host (there used to be an engine for Carla (which is a VST host), but it’s not really stable).

I think the solution would be to teach JUCE how to build LV2 plugins instead of changing the OS under Zynthian.

Regards, Holger


#4

if you would consider alternatives to juce there’s the DPF framework which does export lv2 plugins: https://github.com/DISTRHO/DPF