[LAU] Synthfest Uk 2018

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Tue Oct 16 21:01:37 CEST 2018

On 10/15/2018 08:38 PM, Will Godfrey wrote:
> There was also some discussion about running Yoshimi on a Raspberry Pi - all
> housed in a small box with a minimal touch screen - Interesting idea.

Do you know http://zynthian.org/ ? It's almost exactly that: A RPi 3B in
a nice box, with touch-screen, MIDI and audio i/o and a few knobs.

You can get it either as pre-assmbled, as DIY kit, or a schematic and
select bits and pieces.

> People are definitely less 'scared' of Linux these days, which is good,
> although again, there was some discussion about porting Yoshimi to the Mac.

ZynAddSubFX, zyn-fusion really, runs on Mac and Windows (LV2 and VST).
You could link interested users to your sister-project.

> The greatest, most pleasant surprise was the (fairly elderly) wife
> of a friend who was quite interested in the actual sound banks, and 
> impressed with the reproduction quality.

Oddly enough that does not surprise me :)
Your preset collection is actually a great asset, also for zyn. The vast
majority of users would likely be happy to only use existing banks or

> www.musically.me.uk/Photos/Synthfest2018/Synthfest2018_02.jpg

Very nice setup! Kudos for spreading the word and waving the linux-audio
flag at events! I do like your "Fully FOSS - no fuss" tagline.


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