Reply 20 of 53, by PhilsComputerLab
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This is a nice idea BUT:
To see something you still have to connect a monitor to it, mouse and keyboard are also necessary to control the PI.
You have to be a PhD in Computer Science do the simplest things in Linux, steep learning curve is a gigantic understatement. 😐
Firstly, I'm new to the Raspberry Pi, and Linux as well. You can setup everything without touching the command line! I was very much positively surprised.
For the other point, see this as a proof of concept. There are lots of things you can do, for example a simple start-up script that sets everything up. But you can also write a program that talks to a little LCD display, have some buttons. So this can quickly develop into a proper little MIDI box.
I'm just scratching the surface here, but it's a good start 😀
This might interrest someone. There is startup/shutdown scripts in this toturial.
Been looking at this, alongside other information, for creating my version of a cheap synth.
That's it. To start FluidSynth and map the USB MIDI interface to it, only a 2 line script is needed.