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== Network Connection ==
 
== Network Connection ==
  
The easier way of connecting your Zynthian is using the ethernet RJ45 connector to connect your unit to your local network or directly to your computer (ethernet to ethernet). Your zynthian box uses the link-local name "zynthian.local" and
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The easier way of connecting your Zynthian is using the ethernet RJ45 connector to connect your unit to your local network or directly to your computer (Ethernet to Ethernet). Your Zynthian box uses the link-local name "zynthian.local" and its files can be accessed with '''sftp''' and '''scp''' (If you are using Windows, get '''Winscp''' - free software needed to communicate using this Internet protocol). Of course, you can login with '''ssh''' too. (use '''PuTTY''' software for Windows). The username and password are:
can be accessed with sftp and scp (winscp, if you are using windows yet). Of course, you can login with ssh too. The username and password are the default for Minibian:
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  user=root
 
  user=root
 
  password=raspberry
 
  password=raspberry
  
If you are using an old SD image (prior to Gorgona), the username and password are the default for Raspbian:
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If the link-local address (zynthian.local) is not found, test that the link-local feature is enabled in your system. Sometimes is disabled and local names are not recognized.
 
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Instead, you can use the zynthian's IPaddress.  Find out what that is using the "Network Info" utility in the Zynthian's Admin menu.
user=pi
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password=raspberry
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If the link-local address (zynthian.local) is not found, test if the link-local feature is enabled in your system. Sometimes is disabled and local names are not recognized.
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Also, you can use directly the zynthian IP, using the "Network Info" utility in the Zynthian's Admin menu.
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== Accessing the Web Configuration Tool ==
 
== Accessing the Web Configuration Tool ==
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You can access web configuration tool using the web browser from your computer:
 
You can access web configuration tool using the web browser from your computer:
  
# Connect your Zynthian to your local network using the ethernet connector (RJ45) or directly to your computer (ethernet to ethernet)
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# Connect your Zynthian to your local network using the ethernet connector (RJ45) or directly to your computer (Ethernet to Ethernet)
 
# Open the browser in your camputer and type in the address bar:
 
# Open the browser in your camputer and type in the address bar:
  
 
  zynthian.local  (or the IP address of your Zynthian)
 
  zynthian.local  (or the IP address of your Zynthian)
  
The web config tool will load and prompt the admin password. Type "raspberry" and enjoy! ;-)
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The web config tool will load and prompt for the admin password. It is "raspberry".
 
[[File:ZynLogin.png]]
 
[[File:ZynLogin.png]]
  
 
== Wifi Configuration ==
 
== Wifi Configuration ==
  
Once you are logged in with ssh, you can configure the wifi access by editing this file:
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When you are logged in with ssh, you can configure the wifi access by editing this file:
  
 
  $ sudo vi /etc/wpa_suppplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
 
  $ sudo vi /etc/wpa_suppplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
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  zynthian.local:8888
 
  zynthian.local:8888
  
The MOD-UI should be loaded. Enjoy! ;-)
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The MOD-UI webpage should appear. Enjoy! ;-)
  
If the link-local address (zynthian.local) is not found, test if the link-local feature is enabled in your system. Sometimes is disabled and local names are not recognized.
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If the link-local address (zynthian.local) is not found, test that the link-local feature is enabled in your system. Sometimes is disabled and local names are not recognized.
Also, you can use directly the zynthian IP, using the "Network Info" utility in the Zynthian's Admin menu.
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Instead, you can use the zynthian's IPaddress.  Find out what that is using the "Network Info" utility in the Zynthian's Admin menu.
  
== Opening Synth Engine Natives GUIs in your Computer ==
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== Opening Synth Engine Native GUIs in your Computer ==
  
For doing this, you need a XServer running on your computer. Linux is best tested, but i've tested with Mac and Windows too.
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You can attach an HDMI monitor, mouse and keyboard to your Zynthian, run '''startx''' to display the LINUX desktop and access the various synth engines,
The only thing you have to do is login into your Zynthian Box with SSH using the "-Y" option to tunnel the X connections (or the equivalent option if you are not using a standard ssh client):
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or
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You can remote login from another computer/laptop. To do this, you need an XServer running on your computer. Linux is best, but i've tested with Mac and Windows too.
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The only thing you have to do is login into your Zynthian Box with '''ssh''' using the "-Y" option to tunnel the X connection (or the equivalent option if you are not using a standard ssh client):
  
 
   $ ssh -Y root@zynthian.local
 
   $ ssh -Y root@zynthian.local
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'''IMPORTANT:''' Try to use ethernet-to-ethernet connection as it will reduce latency and improve usability.
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'''IMPORTANT:''' Try to use an ethernet-to-ethernet connection as it will reduce latency and improve usability.
  
 
== Copying your presets/soundfonts to Zynthian ==
 
== Copying your presets/soundfonts to Zynthian ==
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User's ZynAddSubFX presets/banks must be stored in the "zynbanks" directory.
 
User's ZynAddSubFX presets/banks must be stored in the "zynbanks" directory.
  
If you have doubts of how to store your data, take a look to:
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If you have doubts of how to store your data, take a look in this directory:
  
 
  /zynthian/zynthian-data
 
  /zynthian/zynthian-data
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Here you will find the same folder structure, with some additions.
 
Here you will find the same folder structure, with some additions.
  
If you are really interested, you could, for instance, edit the setBfree configuration, and change the CC assignmentetc ;-)
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If you are really interested, you could, for instance, edit the setBfree configuration, and change the CC assignments, etc.
  
'''IMPORTANT:''' after adding or changing something in 'zynthian-data', you can’t update the zynthian-library from the Admin menu. The "git-based" updating system should be improved ;-)
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'''IMPORTANT:''' after adding or changing something in 'zynthian-data', you can’t update the zynthian-library from the Admin menu. (The "git-based" updating system should be improved...)
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If you are using an old SD image (prior to Gorgona), the username and password are the default for Raspbian:
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user=pi
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password=raspberry

Revision as of 22:41, 19 September 2017

Network Connection

The easier way of connecting your Zynthian is using the ethernet RJ45 connector to connect your unit to your local network or directly to your computer (Ethernet to Ethernet). Your Zynthian box uses the link-local name "zynthian.local" and its files can be accessed with sftp and scp (If you are using Windows, get Winscp - free software needed to communicate using this Internet protocol). Of course, you can login with ssh too. (use PuTTY software for Windows). The username and password are:

user=root
password=raspberry

If the link-local address (zynthian.local) is not found, test that the link-local feature is enabled in your system. Sometimes is disabled and local names are not recognized. Instead, you can use the zynthian's IPaddress. Find out what that is using the "Network Info" utility in the Zynthian's Admin menu.

Accessing the Web Configuration Tool

You can access web configuration tool using the web browser from your computer:

  1. Connect your Zynthian to your local network using the ethernet connector (RJ45) or directly to your computer (Ethernet to Ethernet)
  2. Open the browser in your camputer and type in the address bar:
zynthian.local   (or the IP address of your Zynthian)

The web config tool will load and prompt for the admin password. It is "raspberry". ZynLogin.png

Wifi Configuration

When you are logged in with ssh, you can configure the wifi access by editing this file:

$ sudo vi /etc/wpa_suppplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Note that this file is protected and you have to edit as root user (sudo).

After editing the WPA settings, you can restart the network interface using a command like this:

$ sudo ifdown wlan0
$ sudo ifup wlan0

Accessing the MOD-UI web interface

If you have a recent zynthian image with MOD integration (Gorgona or later), you can access the MOD-UI web interface using the web browser from your computer:

  1. Connect your Zynthian to your local network using the ethernet connector (RJ45) or directly to your computer (ethernet to ethernet)
  2. Open the browser in your camputer and type in the address bar:
zynthian.local:8888

The MOD-UI webpage should appear. Enjoy! ;-)

If the link-local address (zynthian.local) is not found, test that the link-local feature is enabled in your system. Sometimes is disabled and local names are not recognized. Instead, you can use the zynthian's IPaddress. Find out what that is using the "Network Info" utility in the Zynthian's Admin menu.

Opening Synth Engine Native GUIs in your Computer

You can attach an HDMI monitor, mouse and keyboard to your Zynthian, run startx to display the LINUX desktop and access the various synth engines,

or

You can remote login from another computer/laptop. To do this, you need an XServer running on your computer. Linux is best, but i've tested with Mac and Windows too. The only thing you have to do is login into your Zynthian Box with ssh using the "-Y" option to tunnel the X connection (or the equivalent option if you are not using a standard ssh client):

  $ ssh -Y root@zynthian.local


Currently only ZynAddSubFX have a supported native GUI.


IMPORTANT: Try to use an ethernet-to-ethernet connection as it will reduce latency and improve usability.

Copying your presets/soundfonts to Zynthian

You can copy your presets/soundfonts/pedalboards in the next forlder:

/zynthian/zynthian-my-data

There are different subfolders:

+ mod-pedalboards
+ soundfonts
 + gig
 + sfz
 + sf2
+ snapshots
+ zynbanks

In 'mod-pedalboards' you will find your stored MOD-UI pedalboards. Use SFZ and GIG soundfonts with LinuxSampler. SF2 soundfonts must be used with FluidSynth. SFZ and GIG fonts must be stored in 'category' subfolders. User's ZynAddSubFX presets/banks must be stored in the "zynbanks" directory.

If you have doubts of how to store your data, take a look in this directory:

/zynthian/zynthian-data

Here you will find the same folder structure, with some additions.

If you are really interested, you could, for instance, edit the setBfree configuration, and change the CC assignments, etc.

IMPORTANT: after adding or changing something in 'zynthian-data', you can’t update the zynthian-library from the Admin menu. (The "git-based" updating system should be improved...)

If you are using an old SD image (prior to Gorgona), the username and password are the default for Raspbian:

user=pi
password=raspberry