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Zynthian + Pianoteq: A dream come true
A few months ago, we started the integration of a new engine in zynthian. This time it was something special as it was the first zynthian engine integrated by somebody else (Mr. Holger Wirtz, aka @C0d3man) and it wasn’t a free software engine, but a commercial product, with a privative license. Somebody could think that this is not well aligned with the spirit of zynthian project, so … why to do it?
New Engine “Jalv”: LV2 plugins as standalone layers
Great news, @zynthianers!
I’ve been working in a new engine that allows to launch LV2-plugins as standalone layers. For doing that, i’ve used (and extended!) Jalv, from David Robillard, one of the creators of LV2 plugin specification. In his words:
“Jalv is a simple but fully featured LV2 host for Jack. It runs LV2 plugins and exposes their ports as Jack ports, essentially making any LV2 plugin function as a Jack application.”
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New Engine: Aeolus, a Pipe Organ Emulator
Summer is a relaxed period and i love to dedicate some time to mind-expanding tasks. Integrating Aeolus, a “pipe organ emulator that should be good enough to make an organist enjoy playing it”, has been a very pleasant task and have given to me the oportunity of learning a little bit about these amazing machines that Pipe Organs are and its history. And of course, it’s a very good add for Zynthian 😉
New Engine: Pure Data
Finally, the long-time-awaited Pure Data zynthian’s engine is here!
The new engine will allow to run any standard patch for “pd vanilla”. No “pd extended” support as it’s completely deprecated.
New SD image: Gorgona Omega
The new SD image Gorgona Omega is ready to download. It’s available in 2 “colors”, pre-configured for the latest official kit v2 and also for the former kit v1:
- Download Gorgona Omega for Kit v2:
- Download Gorgona Omega for Kit v1:
Merry Zynthians and Happy New Image – Newsletter #2, December 2016
Greetings from the sunny BCN, where today the rain fall over and tomorrow the air will smell clean and healthy 🙂
It’s been a hard month preparing the new SD image, but finally it’s here. Its name is Gorgona!
If you already have a Zynthian Box, i’m pretty sure you would like to try Gorgona right now. You can choose between two different versions, compiled for RBPi3 and RBPi2:
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What is Zynthian?
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Zynthian is an Open Synth Platform based in Raspberry Pi, some Open Software Synthesizers and more.
I’m trying to integrate all the parts in a realiable case with a nice and ergonomic User Interface, so everybody can enjoy this wonderful synthesizers in any place without having to install or configure anything.
When it’s finished, i would like to make it available for everybody, as a toolkit or as a finished product, so you can use it for Live Playing, Music Production or any kind of experimentation.
Of course, all the specifications will be freely available, so you can build your own device if you prefer 😉