just received my v4 kit (thanks @jofemodo), just assembled it and testing it up.
So far, so very good, the instructions in the wiki are foolproof (I still managed to pinch a couple of cables while screwing in the encoders)
Just wanted to report a very happy camper.
My plans for the zynthian are to use it to build a digital piano for the kids, that are starting to really get into it, and have them experiment with all kinds of synths and effects without having to break the bank.
I already updated Pianoteq and installed a licensed version, I own Bechstein, Steinway Model D and Electric pianos, the new version works well, but the licensed pianos are still under the demo instruments (they do work as expected: no dud keys and no stopping after 20 mins) … will have a look at ho to bring them up in the ‘owned’ list of instruments.
Other than that, as I said, all good. I have a fair amount of experience with raspberries (using a couple scattered around the house to monitor sensors and control parts of an homa automation system) and also ran a pi2 with an hifiberry with volumio for a while.
On the other hand I cannot play a tune (well, ok, I can, but very basic ones) so do not expect recordings of my performances.
My long term goal, if the kids keep improving in their piano skills, is to build a headless digital piano using a Kawai VPC-1 and the Zynthian-Pianoteq combo, still unsure what to use for speakers, as if I go too big the wife will throw me out
Next steps: experiment with RTP-midi and having pianoteq/dexed playing sounds coming from a midi keyboard hooked to an ipad using rtp-midi … will be pestering you guys for sure …