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The Zynthian User Interface is displayed on a TFT display and controlled by 4 rotary-encoders with push switches.
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==Beginers==
The encoders/switch knobs are used to navigate between the different screens/menus, select options and change the instrument parameters, acting as MIDI/OSC controllers.
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[[File:zynthian_ui_legend.png]]
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'''[[Building_a_Zynthian_Box_using_an_official_Kit_v3#First_Boot|First Steps]]''': ''A brief tutorial on basic UI usage''
  
Currently there are two screen layouts:
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'''[[Quick Start]]''': ''A beginners tutorial on how to make a piano snapshot''
  
# '''Selector Screen''': a list of items that you can scroll and select with the SELECT(4) knob
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==User Guides: The 4 interfaces==
# '''Controller Screen''': In the corners, 4 control widgets (one for each knob), with label and value indicator (graphic and numeric). In the middle, a list of controller maps which you can use to change or rotate using the SELECT(4) knob.
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And there are 3 types of clicks (push) that can be performed, depending on how long you hold down the knob:
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Zynthian has 4 user interfaces that we have documented separately:
* '''short:''' less than 0.3 seconds
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* '''bold:''' between 0.3 and 2 seconds
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* '''long:''' more than 2 seconds
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Actions for each knob and click type are context dependent. Generally, the SELECT knob and a short click is used to navigate and select items on a "Selector Screen". On a "Controller Screen", short clicks can be used to rotate between channels (CH) or between controller maps (SELECT). "Bold" clicks are intended as shortcuts for jumping to some specific screens. Clicking the BACK knob generally jumps to the previous screen in the sequence. For a detailed description, see the next flowcharts:
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1. '''[[Zynthian UI Users Guide]]''': The Hardware UI. '''<= You should start here!'''
  
[[File:zynthian_ui_workflow_1.png]]
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2. [[Configuration Users Guide]]: Web Configuration Tool.
  
[[File:zynthian_ui_workflow_2.png]]
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3. [[MOD Users Guide|MOD-UI Users Guide]]: MOD Plugin-Host UI.
  
If you want to contribute improving these flowcharts, you can edit it using the Google Documents Tools:
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4. [[Command Line User Guide]]: If you need to manually setup/configure things.
  
- [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1jmt3zrJjPkbqj3hpzCIwRgFIKxiX2UptebBA_GN8e5I/edit?usp=sharing Main sequence: zynthian_ui_workflow_1]
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- [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1Um1HVCvvb4gZF_X-vcIN9cTxYIBRCtZ5oxniUdSTB3c/edit?usp=sharing Aux. Sequences: zynthian_ui_workflow_2]
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Revision as of 22:03, 17 July 2019

Beginers

First Steps: A brief tutorial on basic UI usage

Quick Start: A beginners tutorial on how to make a piano snapshot

User Guides: The 4 interfaces

Zynthian has 4 user interfaces that we have documented separately:

1. Zynthian UI Users Guide: The Hardware UI. <= You should start here!

2. Configuration Users Guide: Web Configuration Tool.

3. MOD-UI Users Guide: MOD Plugin-Host UI.

4. Command Line User Guide: If you need to manually setup/configure things.


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