Congratulations!! A really nice Zynthian, my friend!!
Thank you very much ! This box wouldn’t be alive if there will be no zynthian inside (thanks to you!!! ) !
Look forward to upcomming firmware and trying it in action, till then it will be travelling and performing all over the southern Italy
P.s. the side parts were inspired by moog wooden parts. Of course mine are plywood and not from oak, nut or other more natural materials, and my form is a bit more roundy. I have the sketches in Solid Edge if anyone would like to make something alike on their own.
Mine is alive!!
I was being cheap and bought everything from china:
The screen is compatible with the WaveShare 3.5A option. Replacing the female connector with a male connector was a pain (and had to do it twice, initially I soldered it to the wrong side of the board).
HifiBerry clone. Again had to replace the female connector with male pin headers.
Buying the recommended parts would have saved me a few hours.
Very happy with the result!! Thanks for all your work.
Could you upload us a sound file from it to here as confirmation? ( just a note from your favourite preset if you like :-D).
The new audio record (admin|Start Audio Recording) makes this easy using the web Interface (zynthian.local | Library Capture ) to upload the file
Course if you want to go for it note/sound wise then go for it !!!
Let me play Body and Soul for you all
The pianoteq Rhodes is awesome btw!
I said one note …
Not that I’m complaining.
Hi @joostn, nice sounds and nice playing.
Thank you for sharing
Thanks a lot, @joostn!
I added your beautiful play to the Wiki’s Audio demos:
Please, send as many as you want!! It’s a wondeful contribution to the project!!
P.S: @wyleu, have i told you that i love you, man?
Hi everyone! I’m officially signed up and in for the long haul. I just finished building a DIY v2.1 Zynthian kit over here in Pleasanton, California. I’m stoked to be trying to get this working.
Here are a few photos from my instagram feed:
The hardware build wasn’t so bad but I have to say that I’ve had more trouble with the software side of things. I’m hoping I’ll meet folks on here and we can solve the issues together.
I tried downloading one of the torrent files to get an image. That didn’t work so well… (ran my client for a week and didn’t download a single bit). I then found that there was a nightly build CI going so I grabbed the latest build from os.zynthian.org and flashed a 128GB sd.
When I booted for the first time I saw a zynthian logo and an ERROR message. It then rebooted and came up to what looked like a good menu screen but none of my encoders worked. My touch screen interface did however. So here I am diving into the software/hardware debug phase and loving it. I’ve double checked my cabling and soldering and nothing obvious stands out. Are the nightly images stable?
I also had trouble downloading the stable image. I was trying to download the torrent on a partition that is formated in fat32 but apparently there is a size limit to a file on fat. Moved the download to another drive solved the problem for me.
Yes there certainly seems to be a certain element of black magic in the making of bootable ssd cards.
I do it using the disktools in the xubuntu desktop which allows various formats most of which I’ve tried, I assume the Image writes over the top of it all anyway.
I’ve tended to do a complete format before I start, I can’t remember if that’s an experience or a just in case but it’s now part of the ritual.!
I like the LED on the MIDI Port, My 4 pin DIN socket I had to hand didn’t have the pin numbers on so I got it the wrong way round the first time . . Once I’d sorted that out we have a working MIDI IN LED which is very useful.
I’ve mounted the all-in-one encoder without a ribbon cable which keeps things quite compact. It meant replacing the supplied 40 way pin block with one with long pins and a socket and soldering above.
If I soldered the socket on the other side of the All-in-one and with a bit of cutting I could squeeze the cut down board in the red box but I suspect this is not really practical, just useful to know from the point of view of mounting options. I suspect It would have heat problems !!!
This to allow me to select Layer Options, which I don’t think you can get to from an hdmi & mouse . . .
I suppose I’ve made a new zynth so I better upload some output…
Some Vangelis strings from ZynAddSubFx net wisdom
Well, quite true. But it’s only matter of choosing the right writing tool. For me, under Windows 10, https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ never failed.
Moreover, I have modified all my rPI3 to boot from USB (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md) , and Win32DiskImager can write bootable images onto USB pendrives in the same way it writes a bootable uSD card.
(never tried with a Zynthian image, though)
AFAIK, the torrent are working OK. My torrent server is seeding all the time and i there are others seeders too. I tried right now and counted 5/9 seeders. Probably you have some problem with torrent in your network. Perhaps your company limits torrent use.
Anyway, you can download the official Gorgona Omega image from this links:
Does anyone check the hashes of the downloads? I know I don’t.
Thank you I’ll give this a try to see where I am hardware-wise. I’ll see if I can connect to the admin interface in a browser once it’s up.
That has no audio in, right?
Here are a few image gallery sites, showing Zynthian case designs
— Here are a couple examples from these sites —