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The Zynthian has 3 user interfaces:
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==Official UI Guides==
  
1. [[Configuration Users Guide]] (web browser UI)
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Zynthian has 4 user interfaces that we have documented separately:
  
2. [[MOD Users Guide]] (web browser UI)
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1. '''[[Zynthian UI Users Guide]]''': The Hardware UI. '''<= You should start here!'''
  
3. The device UI (the hardware itself)
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2. [[Configuration Users Guide]]: Web Configuration Tool.
  
=Device User Interface=
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3. [[MOD Users Guide|MOD-UI Users Guide]]: MOD Plugin-Host Web UI.
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]]
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4. [[Command Line User Guide]]: If you need to manually setup/configure things.
  
Currently there are two screen layouts:
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==Specific Guides==
  
# '''Selector Screen''': a list of items that you can scroll and select with the SELECT(4) knob
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* [[Adding LV2 plugins]]: Adding LV2 engines to the system.
# '''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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* [[MIDI Network]]: Receive/Send MIDI with RTP-MIDI & QMidiNet
* '''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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* [[Understanding LINUX Audio]]: will help you understand the acronyms mentioned in this Wiki
  
[[File:zynthian_ui_workflow_1.png]]
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* [[Aligning Zynthian Touchscreens]]: Guidance on the alignment of non-standard zynthian screens.
  
[[File:zynthian_ui_workflow_2.png]]
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==Beginners==
  
''Need to describe how the UserInterface works with no rotary-encoders and only a touchscreen.''
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'''[[Building_a_Zynthian_Box_using_an_official_Kit_v3#First_Boot|First Steps]]''': ''A brief tutorial on basic UI usage''
  
If you want to contribute improving these flowcharts, you can edit it using the Google Documents Tools:
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'''[[Quick Start]]''': ''A beginners tutorial on how to make a piano snapshot''
  
- [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1jmt3zrJjPkbqj3hpzCIwRgFIKxiX2UptebBA_GN8e5I/edit?usp=sharing Main sequence: zynthian_ui_workflow_1]
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==Video Guides==
- [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1Um1HVCvvb4gZF_X-vcIN9cTxYIBRCtZ5oxniUdSTB3c/edit?usp=sharing Aux. Sequences: zynthian_ui_workflow_2]
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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>
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<embedvideo alignment="inline" dimensions="300" service="youtube" description="Editing SFZ & SF2, by Benoit Bouchez">https://youtube.com/watch?v=FXFTnPrz4Pw</embedvideo>
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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>
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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>

Latest revision as of 15:36, 3 July 2020

Official UI 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 Web UI.

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

Specific Guides

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
Editing SFZ & SF2, by Benoit Bouchez

French

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