Zynthian Users Guide

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The Zynthian User Interface is formed by 4 rotary encoders with switch and one TFT display. The encoders/switches are used to navigate between the different screens/menus, select options and change the instrument parameters, acting as MIDI/OSC controllers.

Currently there are two screen patterns:

- Selector Screen: a list of items that you can scroll and select with the SELECT(4) encoder/switch
- Controller Screen: In the corners, 4 control widgets (one for each encoder/switch), with label and value indicator (graphic and numeric). In the middle, a list of controller maps to which you can change or rotate using the SELECT(4) encoder/switch.

There are 3 types of clicks (press):

- short: less than 0.3 seconds
- bold: between 0.3 and 2 seconds
- long: more than 2 seconds

The short click is used to rotate between channels (CHAN(1)) or between controller maps (SELECT(4)). For better understanding, see the next flowchart:


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The screens are:

- ADMIN: Updating zynthian software, updating system, ...
- ENGINE: Synth engine selection
- CHAN: MIDI Channel selection
- BANK: Bank selection
- INSTRUMENT SELECT: Preset Selection
- INSTRUMENT CONTROL: Main Controller Screen
- CONTROLLERS: Controller Map Selection
- LOAD/SAVE CONFIGURATION: Load or save configuration snapshots