Zynthian Open Synth Platform


Zynthian Open Synth Platform

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Zynthian is a project with the goal of creating an Open Synth Platform based in Free Software and Open Hardware Specifications and Designs (as open as possible). The project started as a personal project in 2015, but currently is a community-driven project, with active members around the world.

A Zynthian Box is a hardware device, a small digital computer designed to run the Zynthian Software. Currently it’s based in the Raspberry Pi platform, but it could be easily adapted to other computer platforms.

All the software used by Zynthian is Free Software (free as in freedom, not as in free beer) and it’s covered by the GPL license or similar.

Currently, a Zynthian Box can be used to play live music with a MIDI instrument (keyboard, guitar, …), also can be used as effects processor (real-time audio processing), for music production (live or studio) or sound exploration.

Which parts where used for this project?

+ RBPi3 + HifiBerry DAC+ + Adafruit PiTFT + 4 x Rotary Encoders + Switch + Some specificly designed PCBs for GPIO expansion and MIDI-IN + Dupont and IDC wires for internal connection + Case + Connectors + Knobs

Do you have a guide available that allows others to build this?


Anything else you like to tell us about your project?

The community is quite active in the forum: https://discourse.zynthian.org/ There is also a blog: http://blog.zynthian.org And more ...