MATRIXSYNTH: Building and Playing the LMN-3 DIY Open Source Synthesiser

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Building and Playing the LMN-3 DIY Open Source Synthesiser

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"The #LMN3 #raspberrypi #synthesizer made quite the splash in the media some weeks ago. In this video, I build it and explore the DAW a bit (there will be another video focussing on that). Is this really an "OP-1 - killer" that some on social media make it out to be? Table of contents:

00:00 sponsored by @PCBWay
00:12 introduction
00:57 getting the PCB and the enclosure
04:04 other hardware needed (and current prices)
05:24 soldering the diodes
06:19 ... the Teensy 4.1
07:39 ... the microswitches
08:25 ... the joystick and the encoders
08:43 assembling screen and case and Pyssla ;-)
11:18 keycap stickers & Barry
11:48 compiling and installing the Teensy firmware
13:18 installing Debian Bullseye on the Raspberry PI
14:00 installing the LMN-3 DAW
14:19 adjusting touch screen settings
15:17 important considerations
16:00 booting the synth (real time)
17:23 uploading samples, creating a .yaml file for drum sets
18:00 UI overview
18:30 adding a plugin (4OSC virtual analog synth)
18:53 short 4OSC plugin overview
20:18 adding effect plugins
20:56 step sequencer
22:25 adding a drum track
23:37 adding a (chromatic) sampler track
24:16 ... improvising on a track ...
24:46 conclusion / my personal opinion on this device and current internet discussions / whom is this for? / call for developers
26:28 demo track 2 (muting and unmuting while playing)
27:53 demo track 3 (Vangelis impression using an external reverb pedal)
29:38 outro, summary

Links & Resources
The LMN-3 project homepage
PCB Way (thanks again for sponsoring this video)

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