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?