first of all, thanks for your work on this great project!
I am a big fan of FM Synthesis and particularly interested in the Dexed function of Zynthian. My idea is to build a very lightweight version of it, basically a standalone Dexed device without touchscreen etc. that simply plays preconfigured Dexed presets.
I have the following components around and would like to use them if possible.
-First generation Raspberry Pi B
-USB Midi Keyboard (AKAI MPK Mini)
-MIDI jack and optocoupler for building an optional MIDI-in
Basically what I have in mind is connecting the keyboard to the Pi and be able to play one of the 32 Dexed Presets (which I’d create on the PC version of Dexed), without connecting any further gear, switch or knob. By sending MIDI CC with the AKAI I’d like to change between the presets. At the same time, the device should accept DIN-Midi-In. An easy way to update the Dexed presets (via Midi/Sysex?) would be a plus.
So, would this be possible? Is the “old” Pi enough for using Zynthian/Dexed?
Thanks for your help and keep up the great work!