An Open-source Workstation, based on Zynthian
Zynthbox is a system for quick music creation and fastly capturing ideas. It is based on ZynthianOS, adding a GUI written in Qt/C++ using Juce/Tracktion, while preserving the underlying Synth and FX engines of Zynthian (look here to find out more about them and the open synth platform).
The workstation concept of Zynthbox is made to be highly modular and easy to customize, also allowing to share many such customized items, content or sounds with other users.
We currently offer an alpha version for download (go hhere), that works on the Raspberry 4 (Model b) with a 7inch (1024×600) touch screen and the default headphones output.
The basic parts, like multi-layered sound creation, capturing and playback of audio loops and programming midi patterns via a stepsequencer should be in a more or less stable state, while any part of the system is still under heavy development. That naturally comes with frequent updates and potential stability issues. Therefore it is not recommended for daily use yet, but for people who are interested to look at its current state and like to help with the development process by reporting issues, discussing features and generally want to make it a better working tool for when it finally gets released. If that sparked your interest, we urge you to go ahead and try it out. 🙂