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Synth controller UI question

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 2:13 pm
by zare_st

Hello guys, this is my first post so excuse me if it's in the wrong place.

I have Nektar 88 keys controller, RPi4, Pisound and touchscreen display/case for it. I was looking into connecting everything together to make a whole synth package. My initial idea was just to load soundfonts or plugins and run through them. But now I'm also looking into loading a sequencer that can be used to multitrack MIDI recording so the system turns into a light "workstation".

In my initial idea I would boot into a preconfigured tiling window manager that would run kxStudio JACK configurator and plugin host/SF2 renderer in separate tabs. They'd start with a default session that's ready to go. If I ever need to mess around on a small screen, I have two fullscreen apps that are light on UI details under two tabs.

Now my question is whether anyone realized a project like this, and what would be the recommendation for sequencer software that can be configured to look good on a small screen.

Thanks in advance

Re: Synth controller UI question

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:45 am
by mrz80

You ought to look into Zynthian It's a complete hardware/software package, but you can just download the software and adapt it to your Pi4 and touchscreen controller. There's a very active developer/user community where you could seek help.