First of all let me say that I am impressed with what has gone into Zynthian. Thank you to the developers and community who have made such an advanced tool.
I have downloaded the software and run it on a raspberry pi 3 using the web page page interface. I have not hooked up any specialized hardware to actually use it as a synthesizer. One again good job.
Before I add more hardware, I would like an opinion from those who are experienced with the device. I would like to interface Zynthian to the midi output of a pipe organ. The purpose is to augment the sounds of the organ. From what I have read, zynthian should do a fine job of this. There are several synthesizers to chose from and a lot of samples included with flexibility to add more samples. My question has to do with the reliability of the system.
I would like to install it in an organ and never have the organist think about it. The organist would just snap on the power to the organ and everything would work. This means
- When the power comes on, it will comes up ready to go. All of the channels and samples and synthesizers will be as desired. No configuration needed.
- Zynthian will tolerate random power outages without a problem.
- It will run for months and years without a hiccup. The connectors will not lose connection.
Can Zynthian do all of this?
Thanks for your reply.