I would like to use my Zynthian to take over functionality of more elements in my current setup.
I’m currently using Zynthian only for running a Pure Data MIDI chord detection patch, and as a two-track audio recorder. Next to this I am using one Atari ST running “M”, a generative MIDI music composition program, and another ST on an FPGA running MIDI Cubase to edit performances and synth patches of my hardware synths. I’m also using a windows laptop running Max MSP to translate MIDI and simulate a lightshow, and to edit recorded audio, and lastly a Bomebox for more MIDI translations that Pure Data could easily take over.
I can do all of these things on the Raspberry Pi making the hardware side much more simple, using Hatari, the Atari emulator, and Reaper for MIDI and audio recording/editing. Also I can replace the Max MSP tasks and Bomebox with the RBPI running more complex Pure Data patches, which I would ideally edit and see directly on the computer itself, using a keyboard and mouse and either using the Zynscreen or a small 7" HDMI monitor I have.
So my main question is: being someone with zero experience using Raspberry Pi’s , is there anything specific I would need to know to get all the hardware of the Zynthian kit 4.2 working on regular Raspbian? And if so, are there some resources that could help me in this process of getting everything working? I already found some for the Hifiberry, so that shouldn’t be a problem, but curious about the rest of the components.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!