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Zynthian: Open Synth Platform

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    Description
    Zynthian is a sound synthesis platform that works on open source software and hardware. Its small size and ease of use make Zynthian a perfect tool for the studio, audio production and sound design, and live performances. Easy to configure, hackable and update-friendly, Zynthian is currently under development and open to anybody who wants to build their own Zynthian Box and thus contributing to its software development.

    Zynthian is a new class of machine. A kind of swiss army knife of synthesis, equipped with multiple engines, filters and effects. Completely configurable and upgradeable.

    An Open Platform for Sound Synthesis. Its hardware specification is public and software is Open Source. It is fully Hackeable!

    You can use it for live performing, studio production or as a tool for experimental sound exploration.

    A simple User Interface to control everything

    + 4 rotary encoders with switch, that allows to browse menus and adjust parameters
    + touchscreen 2.8", that allows to select options and adjust 2 parameters simultaneusly (2D)
    + Easy to configure, upgrade and extend
    + Update the software by clicking a button
    + Customize the sound library easily
    + Configure, edit and create new sounds from any computer

    Hardware

    + Powerful CPU: ARMv8 x 4 cores, 64 bits, 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM (Raspberry Pi 3)
    + High Quality Audio Interface: 24 bits, 96kHz (HifiBerry DAC+)
    + Touch Screen 2.8"
    + 32 GB of storage (SD Card)
    + Connectivity

    Up to 5 MIDI instruments simultaneously

    + 4 x USB
    + 1 x MIDI-IN

    Other Connections

    + Line Audio Output (Jack & RCA)
    + Headphones Audio Output (mini-Jack)
    + Ethernet Network (RJ-45)
    + 802.11n Wireless LAN (WIFI)
    + Bluetooth 4.1 & BLE
    + HDMI (future applications)

    Software

    Multi-engine

    + Polyphonic Complex Synthesis (ZynAddSubFX)
    + Wavetable Synthesis (FluidSynth & LinuxSampler)
    + Hammond B3 Emulation (setBfree)
    + DX7 Emulation (Dexed)

    Effects & Filters

    + Reverb
    + Chorus
    + Flanger
    + Wah-Wah
    + Compressor
    + EQ
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Frequency Modulation, Virtual Analog, Wave Table
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: *
    Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Wave Table, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Oscillator
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: *
    Envelope Notes::
    Engine specific
    Filters
    Filters: *
    Filter Modulation: Input, Knob
    Filter Notes:
    Engine Specific
    LFO
    LFO: *
    LFO Notes::
    Engine Specific
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: *
    Timbrality: *
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Storage: Internal, Micro SD, USB
    Editing: USB
    Effects
    Reverb
    Chorus
    Flanger
    Wah-Wah
    Compressor
    EQ & much more ...
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Knobs
    Display Type: TouchView
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: USB
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Production
    Year Released: 2016
    Design Notes:

    Fernando Moyano
    Project Coordination & Development

    Ramón Besora
    Industrial Design

    Susanna Fort
    Management & User Experience
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] zynthian.org
    [+] blog.zynthian.org
    [+] discourse.zynthian.org

    Pricing
    List Price: 220€ kit - convert
    Retail Price: 350€ built - convert

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