Difference between revisions of "Zynthian Software"

From ZynthianWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Minor grammar and details)
Line 1: Line 1:
The easiest way of getting the software is downloading the last ''official'' SD image from here:
+
The easiest way of getting the software is to download the torrent file for the latest ''official'' SD card image from here:
  
 
  '''[http://blog.zynthian.org/download/zynthian_gorgona_edge_rbpi3_pitft-2017-09-14.img.torrent Download Zynthian "Gorgona Edge" SD-image]'''
 
  '''[http://blog.zynthian.org/download/zynthian_gorgona_edge_rbpi3_pitft-2017-09-14.img.torrent Download Zynthian "Gorgona Edge" SD-image]'''
  
It's a 9GB image file (a good amount of soundfonts) compiled for RBPi3.
+
It's a 9GB image file (with plenty of soundfonts) compiled for Raspberry Pi 3. (You need BitTorrent software to use the torrent file to actually download the large image file)
  
If you prefer a smaller image (Gorgonilla) or need support for RBPi2, then you can download the older Gorgona image:  
+
If you prefer a smaller image (Gorgonilla) or need support for Raspberry Pi 2, then you can download the older Gorgona image torrent file:  
  
 
  '''[https://discourse.zynthian.org/t/merry-zynthians-and-happy-new-sd-image/314 Download Zynthian "Gorgona" SD-image]'''
 
  '''[https://discourse.zynthian.org/t/merry-zynthians-and-happy-new-sd-image/314 Download Zynthian "Gorgona" SD-image]'''
  
These SD images include all the Zynthian software, properly configured for the standard hardware -- ready to use. Plug and play! ;-)
+
These SDcard images include all the Zynthian software, properly configured for the standard hardware -- ready to use. Plug and play!  
  
 
After downloading the SD-image, you have to write it to a SDcard. You need a minimum size of 16GB SDcard for the full ''Gorgona'' image or 8GB for the ''Gorgonilla'' lite image.  
 
After downloading the SD-image, you have to write it to a SDcard. You need a minimum size of 16GB SDcard for the full ''Gorgona'' image or 8GB for the ''Gorgonilla'' lite image.  
  
Use Etcher https://etcher.io/ (free software works on Mac, Windows or Linux) to flash the image onto the SDcard.
+
Use '''Etcher''' https://etcher.io/ (free software works on Mac, Windows or Linux) to write the image onto the SDcard.
  
Or do it manually: There is a really good manual for this at [https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/ this link].
+
''Or do it manually: There is a really good manual for this at [https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/ this link].''
  
 
If you prefer, you can build your own SD image following these instructions:
 
If you prefer, you can build your own SD image following these instructions:
  
 
  [https://discourse.zynthian.org/t/new-sd-image-setup-script/283 Building the SD Image using the Setup Script]
 
  [https://discourse.zynthian.org/t/new-sd-image-setup-script/283 Building the SD Image using the Setup Script]

Revision as of 19:55, 17 September 2017

The easiest way of getting the software is to download the torrent file for the latest official SD card image from here:

Download Zynthian "Gorgona Edge" SD-image

It's a 9GB image file (with plenty of soundfonts) compiled for Raspberry Pi 3. (You need BitTorrent software to use the torrent file to actually download the large image file)

If you prefer a smaller image (Gorgonilla) or need support for Raspberry Pi 2, then you can download the older Gorgona image torrent file:

Download Zynthian "Gorgona" SD-image

These SDcard images include all the Zynthian software, properly configured for the standard hardware -- ready to use. Plug and play!

After downloading the SD-image, you have to write it to a SDcard. You need a minimum size of 16GB SDcard for the full Gorgona image or 8GB for the Gorgonilla lite image.

Use Etcher https://etcher.io/ (free software works on Mac, Windows or Linux) to write the image onto the SDcard.

Or do it manually: There is a really good manual for this at this link.

If you prefer, you can build your own SD image following these instructions:

Building the SD Image using the Setup Script