SUNVOX modular synth on Raspberry Pi

SUNVOX modular synth on Raspberry Pi

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Here’s how to install the latest #Sunvox on a #RaspberryPi. Sunvox is a modular software #synthesizer that has been around for more than 2 decades. It’s very well optimized and runs on even the tiniest devices. Table of contents:

00:00 intro
00:19 hi!
00:34 hardware overview
01:00 instructions ( )
01:27 download and install realtimepi
01:59 update and setup you pi
02:48 download and install Sunvox
03:30 install glibc
04:47 change LD_LIBRARY_PATH
05:08 install shellscript for autostart
05:30 important things to consider
05:52 using Sunvox: UI overview
06:38 some patches
07:09 create a new project, add some sound modules
07:50 connecting modules
08:11 editing patches
08:38 add another sound source
09:48 adding a second oscillator
10:22 adding a low pass filter
10:51 MIDI learning
11:54 playing two (or more) sounds simultaneously
12:56 adding effects: vocal filter
14:24 reverb
16:43 conclusion

Here are all the commands and links you need
Capacitive touchscreen:
Installation instructions:
Realtime PI:

Follow those steps to step 7.
Then, continue with these
wget -c
unzip -p sunvox/sunvox/linux_arm_armhf_raspberry_pi/sunvox_lofi [greater than] /home/pi/bin/sunvox_lofi
chmod +x /home/pi/bin/sunvox_lofi /home/pi/bin/

Now, install glibc 2.29:
cd ~/
sudo apt-get install gawk bison
wget -4c
tar -zxvf glibc-2.29.tar.gz
mkdir glibc229
cd glibc229
../glibc-2.29/configure –prefix=/opt/glibc
make install
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/glibc/lib

now, continue with step 8 of the instructions.
In the end, edit and add export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/glibc/lib in the third line.

You can now launch Sunvox manually or reboot your PI.


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SUNVOX modular synth on Raspberry Pi

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