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===Where can i buy a Zynthian Kit?===
 
===Where can i buy a Zynthian Kit?===
 
Currently you can buy the official Zynthian Kits in the [http://shop.zynthian.org Zynthian Shop].
 
Currently you can buy the official Zynthian Kits in the [http://shop.zynthian.org Zynthian Shop].
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=== How do I edit entries in the wiki? ===
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You need to be able to login to the wiki with a username. Simply register...
  
 
=== I just wrote my 16/32/64 GB SD card with a Zynthian image, but from Zynthian's console i only see a part of SD's total space and i've no free space left in the partition. How can i make available all the space on my SD Card? ===
 
=== I just wrote my 16/32/64 GB SD card with a Zynthian image, but from Zynthian's console i only see a part of SD's total space and i've no free space left in the partition. How can i make available all the space on my SD Card? ===
  
'''UPDATE: From 2016-12-23, the Gorgona SD image solved this problem. Latest SD images will auto-expand the partition on the first boot, so you shouldn't have this problem never more, but if you have it ...'''
 
  
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'''UPDATE:''' From 2016-12-23, the Gorgona SD image solved this problem. Latest SD images will auto-expand the partition on the first boot, so you shouldn't have this problem never more, but if you have it ...
  
After writing the Zynthian image in the SD card, you have to "expand" the partition to fill all the available space.
 
  
Procedure:
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After writing the Zynthian image in the SD card, you have to "expand" the partition to fill all the available space. Follow these steps:
  
  + login into Zynthian by SSH
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  + login into your zynthian box using ssh
 
  + execute "df" command to see the size of your partition and the available space
 
  + execute "df" command to see the size of your partition and the available space
  + run "sudo raspi-config" and select the first option to expand your partition
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  + run "raspi-config" and select the first option to expand your partition
  + reboot Zynthian
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  + reboot your zynthian box
  + login again and execute "df" command to see size of your partition and the available space
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  + login again and execute "df" command to see size of your partition and the available space. You should see the difference ;-)
 
 
You should see the difference ;-)
 
  
 
'''Important:''' If you don't expand your partition, you will have problems when updating zynthian software or library, as you will run out of space.
 
'''Important:''' If you don't expand your partition, you will have problems when updating zynthian software or library, as you will run out of space.
 
 
=== Can i play a MIDI track with Zynthian as a multi instrument expander (different instruments on different channels)? If I have such a setup: how can I store it? ===
 
 
You can create such a setup by using the channel list and configuring different presets on each channel. This will work with the next Synth Engines:
 
 
+ ZynAddSubFX
 
+ LinuxSampler
 
+ FluidSynth
 
 
setBfree tries to emulate the original Hammond B3 configuration. It has a fixed setup of 2 manuals (upper and lower) and pedals, arranged in channels 1, 2 and 3.
 
 
While using MOD-UI, the channel list doesn't appears, but you can setup a MIDI splitter/router inside Carla and configure different plugins/effects in each channel or create more complex setups. No limits (well, CPU ;-).
 
 
Remember that currently you can only work with one engine at a time, but using MOD-UI you can load all the engines as plugins, so you create complex multi-engine setups.
 
 
=== I try to put some GIG files inside the '''zynthian-my-data/soundfonts''' folder, but Zynthian GUI don't show my files. What am i doing wrong? ===
 
 
The files dropped directly inside "gig" directory wont be shown. You must create some subfolder (category) inside the gig folder. The same is true for SFZs soundfonts.
 
 
=== How do I edit entries in the wiki? ===
 
You need to be able to login to the wiki with a username:
 
Simply register . .
 

Revision as of 12:10, 24 April 2018

Please, add your questions to this FAQ. And of course, if you can add/improve an answer, do it! ;-)


Where can i buy a Zynthian Kit?

Currently you can buy the official Zynthian Kits in the Zynthian Shop.

How do I edit entries in the wiki?

You need to be able to login to the wiki with a username. Simply register...

I just wrote my 16/32/64 GB SD card with a Zynthian image, but from Zynthian's console i only see a part of SD's total space and i've no free space left in the partition. How can i make available all the space on my SD Card?

UPDATE: From 2016-12-23, the Gorgona SD image solved this problem. Latest SD images will auto-expand the partition on the first boot, so you shouldn't have this problem never more, but if you have it ...


After writing the Zynthian image in the SD card, you have to "expand" the partition to fill all the available space. Follow these steps:

+ login into your zynthian box using ssh
+ execute "df" command to see the size of your partition and the available space
+ run "raspi-config" and select the first option to expand your partition
+ reboot your zynthian box
+ login again and execute "df" command to see size of your partition and the available space. You should see the difference ;-)

Important: If you don't expand your partition, you will have problems when updating zynthian software or library, as you will run out of space.