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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
Images

Videos
Technical Specifications
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

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] zynthian.org
[+] blog.zynthian.org
[+] discourse.zynthian.org
Pricing
MSRP List Price: 220€ kit - convert
Retail Street Price: 350€ built - convert
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