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Postby Folderol » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:14 pm

I though it was worth giving this it's own thread.

The first bit of news is that YP003 is now alive, kicking and has been running for most of the afternoon and evening :bouncy:

Looking for a home :tongue:
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:57 pm

:clap: 8-) :thumbup:

Bravo Will!


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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby zenguitar » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:08 pm

Not ready for one yet, but could I be first on the list for YP007, Live and Let Pi.

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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:10 pm

As I said on the other thread I was going to leave playing with YP002 until the New Year but the thing is too much fun. It's a synth that has lots of good presets and can be programmed via a proper GUI but at the same time you can open a terminal window and write shellscript if you want to. OK, if you're not an old Unix hacker you may not want to but there's a Raspberry Pi 4B in the box just waiting to be played with.

You will need a USB wired keyboard and mouse to use Yoshimi but they're cheap as chips nowadays. You can plug a bog-standard (i.e. class compliant) MIDI interface and/or keyboard into one of the USB ports and it will recognise and play ball with both of them as you would want and expect it to.

Go on - treat yourself for Christmas - you know it makes sense!

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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby blinddrew » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:15 am

Apropos of nothing, what kind of a price might a device like this cost?
Asking for a friend...
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby BJG145 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 am

It looks smashing; I'd be interested to see a demo on YouTube. Once word got around I think you'd get a bunch of orders for these.

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PS a quirky label with a serial number and something like zenguitar's "Live and Let Pi" suggestion would be cool...or something along the lines of the electrical warnings on the Micro Q or Mesa Boogie.

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...then there's the Yoshimi Pink Robots stickers and T-shirts...

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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:58 am

blinddrew wrote:Apropos of nothing, what kind of a price might a device like this cost?
Asking for a friend...

I paid £260. I'm sure your friend would agree that represents superb value for money.

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PS I've currently got mine working with a larger screen because that's nicer in a semi-permanent installation but I'm keeping the small screen to hand because I want to retain the portability option. I'll bring it along to the next SoSmeet I come to.
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby Folderol » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:03 pm

@BJG145
Thanks for your support.
Them robots get everywhere don't they :bouncy:
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:05 pm

You ought to collaborate with Martin Walker. I'm sure the world is ready for a Yoshimi SteamPi.

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PS For a Youtube video it would probably be better to wait for Eddy D to be back in the parish. I'm a lousy keyboard player, I mostly play it with my MIDI anglo.
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby zenguitar » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:01 pm

Wouldn’t a steam pi be a pudding?

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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby Wonks » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:27 pm

zenguitar wrote:Wouldn’t a steam pi be a pudding?

Or a fresh cow pat on a cold winter's morning?
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:51 pm

How disrespectful :protest:

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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:35 pm

This of course is why Wonks' music has SO little bass end - he always lowers the tone :lol:

Anyway, I think the Yoshimi SteamPi is a great idea! :thumbup:


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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby Folderol » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks Martin. I'd be quite interested in a steam punk version actually - the more character this has, the better I think :)

Oh, and let them scoff, it may be only a little fellow but it punches well above its weight :lol:

For those interested in such things, here is the latest one opened up. As you can see it is pretty compact, and there is very little empty space inside. Those slots for the Ethernet and USB sockets were the hardest to get right. It doesn't help that they are not always quite square on the Pi itself :roll:
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Re: Yoshimi Pi

Postby zenguitar » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:16 pm

It’s the time of year for scoffing the finest Pi :thumbup:

How about 007GoldenPi?

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