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Here's a list of the things Zynthian can do: [[Zynthian Features]]
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==Official User Guides==
  
The Zynthian has 3 user interfaces:
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Zynthian has 4 user interfaces that we have documented separately:
  
1. [[Configuration Users Guide]] (web browser UI)
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1. '''[[Zynthian UI Users Guide]]''': The Hardware UI. '''<= You should start here!'''
  
2. [[MOD Users Guide]] (web browser UI)
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2. [[Configuration Users Guide]]: Web Configuration Tool.
  
3. The device UI (the hardware itself)
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3. [[MOD Users Guide|MOD-UI Users Guide]]: MOD Plugin-Host UI.
  
=Device User Interface=
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4. [[Command Line User Guide]]: If you need to manually setup/configure things.
The Zynthian device User Interface is displayed on a TFT display and controlled by 4 rotary-encoders with push switches.
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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]]
 
  
Currently there are two screen layouts:
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[[Understanding LINUX Audio]] Help in understanding all those acronyms mentioned in this Wiki
  
# '''Selector Screen''': a list of items that you can scroll and select with the SELECT(4) knob
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==Beginners==
# '''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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'''[[Building_a_Zynthian_Box_using_an_official_Kit_v3#First_Boot|First Steps]]''': ''A brief tutorial on basic UI usage''
* '''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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'''[[Quick Start]]''': ''A beginners tutorial on how to make a piano snapshot''
  
[[File:zynthian_ui_workflow_1.png]]
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==Video Guides==
  
[[File:zynthian_ui_workflow_2.png]]
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====English====
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<embedvideo alignment="inline" dimensions="300" service="youtube" description="First Steps, by Sébastien Marty">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avUdv1uxYT4</embedvideo>
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<embedvideo alignment="inline" dimensions="300" service="youtube" description="MIDI Basics, by Sébastien Marty">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U58qZze5hTA</embedvideo>
  
''Need to describe how the UserInterface works with no rotary-encoders and only a touchscreen.''
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====French====
 
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<embedvideo alignment="inline" dimensions="300" service="youtube" description="Interface utilisateur, by Benoit Bouchez">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jb-8cQQQgQ</embedvideo>
When clicking (touching) the topbar, a "back" event is triggered. It's quick&dirty fix and probably it will change in the future, but meanwhile it will allow to have a basic functionality using the touchscreen without controllers. [[File:Topbar.png]]
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<embedvideo alignment="inline" dimensions="300" service="youtube" description="Edition SFZ et SF2, by Benoit Bouchez">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odfyOLWh93k</embedvideo>
 
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If you want to contribute improving these flowcharts, you can edit it using the Google Documents Tools:
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- [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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Latest revision as of 11:54, 25 September 2019

Official User Guides

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.


Understanding LINUX Audio Help in understanding all those acronyms mentioned in this Wiki

Beginners

First Steps: A brief tutorial on basic UI usage

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

Video Guides

English

First Steps, by Sébastien Marty
MIDI Basics, by Sébastien Marty

French

Interface utilisateur, by Benoit Bouchez
Edition SFZ et SF2, by Benoit Bouchez