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#142

Hi @joostn, nice sounds and nice playing.

Thank you for sharing


#143

Thanks a lot, @joostn!

I added your beautiful play to the Wiki’s Audio demos:

http://wiki.zynthian.org/index.php/Zynthian_Sound_Demos

Please, send as many as you want!! It’s a wondeful contribution to the project!! :wink:

Regards,

P.S: @wyleu, have i told you that i love you, man? :kissing_heart:


#144

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 :smiley: 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?


#145

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.


#146

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 . . . :smiley:

I suppose I’ve made a new zynth so I better upload some output…

Some Vangelis strings from ZynAddSubFx net wisdom


#147

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)


#148

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:

Kind Regards,


#149

Does anyone check the hashes of the downloads? I know I don’t.


#150

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.


#151

That has no audio in, right?