Sorry, it’s been a heck of a long while since I’ve been here, things have been rather manic and the speaking organ build has been taking up a lot of my time, needless to say it’s now sponsored by a few companies and a lot of work is going on here.
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about zynthian OS for a project, so I don’t know how viable it is, so, before I even go ahead and run a setup, I have some questions for you.
OK, the project is this, I did mention it some time ago… I have been planning on a digital piano setup to donate to my church, that has now had to be escalated up the list of projects. I have a Pi4B 8gb available, I love this raspberry pi stuff! this, along with something like a hifiberry DAC2Pro which I’m using an instance for dev work on the organ platform, I’m really impressed with.
Now I’ve heard mention that Pianoteq and maybe organteq from Modartt, as it’s linux ARM based, would possibly work with this?
Here’s what I’m planning on. I have a spare 15.6" dtouch panel interface I’d be willing to integrate into the setup, as such, this would do a heck of a lot. The master keyboard is a fatar 88 note studiologic SL88 Studio, I’ll be fitting the pi and display into a secure case so you wouldn’t easily recognise it was an actual computer as such.
Would this work with a touch panel like this? also can this OS be tailored to just having certain software instruments available? such as Pianoteq 7.4.2, Organteq 1.6.3 and maybe a workstation instrument with the bread and butter sounds needed for church and concert performances? I don’t need it running instruments like drum machines or fancy effect processors or other resources.
I’m asking this as a blind person although I’m not concerned myself as to it’s use. how would a sighted person interact with this from a touch panel perspective where a user would want to interact with the instrument, knowing that pianoteq and organteq are GUI based.
If Zynthian OS isn’t ideal for this, I had thought about Raspberry Pi OS which I’m using on a test environment and like it, but I’d like to run it like a kiosk where only select applications were available from a centralised window, tap an icon to launch pianoteq, quit it, tap an icon organteq, quit it, tap an icon for another instrument, quit it, shut down or reboot the system. I’d love to know if this can be done. if so, could someone help please? I’m no linux geek, in fact, starting out with it for a while and it’s interesting but does drive me mad from an accessibility side of things as ORCA can be a right pain.