Zynthian's Sequencer - ZynSeq
A large part of the appeal of the Zynthian is being able to work off my main computer, and more-or-less standalone. For me, this is only possible because of the Zynthian's built in sequencer, ZynSeq.
There's a comprehensive user guide to ZynSeq, but if you're new to Zynthian like I am, you may find yourself confused as to why, if the sequencer works at all, the user guide refers to features you seem to be missing.
It isn't (yet) mentioned in the manual, but the current stable build of Zynthian OS (2020-09-05 at the time of writing) does not include the latest version of ZynSeq. To use it, you're going to need to swap to the ZynSeq branch of Zynthian OS. To do that, you'll want to:
- Log into webconf
- Choose Software / Repositories from the menu
- Change the zynthian-ui dropdown box to 'feature/zynseq'
- Click 'Save'
- Choose Software / Update from the menu
- Click the 'Update Software' button
- Reboot your Zynthian once this process has completed
Once your Zynthian is back online, long push on the learn/snapshot button. All being well, you should see the sequencer's pad screen.
Give the user guide a once over and have a click around. It doesn't take long to get the hang of things, with most operations possible using a touch screen if you haven't built a Zynthian kit, or mapped your own controller.
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