In his latest video, Floyd Steinberg takes a look at how to use a Raspberry PI as a synthesizer.
The Raspberry PI is a inexpensive card-sized computer that’s popular with DIYers. In his video, Steinberg show how to set up a Raspberry PI V3 as a virtual analog synthesizer, with keyboard and knobs, using standard MIDI controllers. The result is a battery-powered mini synth.
00:00 demo (Synth V1 App, realtime tweaking of sounds)
03:23 required / optional hardware
04:47 required / recommended software downloads
05:18 installation instructions
06:15 enabling remote access to your PI
06:40 installing music software
07:19 you don’t know JACK… (and you don’t know ALSA)
08:55 Bristol synthesizer – DX7 emulator
09:19 Bristol synthesizer – Korg polysix emulator
10:01 synth v1
10:32 XRUN callbacks?
11:32 lol, Linux
11:38 setting up a patch bay in qjackctl for reusing setups
12:29 setting up synth v1’s control scheme for external midi gear
13:30 creating a boot script for launching your setup after switching on