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Old 02-09-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Default Midi-masterkeyboard...and Linux?

Hi,

to aim at the right way of "research" I would like to know,
wether it would be

a) no problem at all
b) a true problem near to an unsolveable challenge
c) a thing of careful selection of the according hardware

to connect a midi masterkeyboard via usb to an ordinary PC (in an
useable manner, of course.... ). I dont want to add an extra PCIe
card to my PC because there is simply no room for it in my PC.

To what do I have to pay my attention to?

Thank you very much for any help in advance!

Best regards,
mcc
 
Old 02-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Mark Knecht
 
Default Midi-masterkeyboard...and Linux?

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 8:29 AM, <meino.cramer@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> to aim at the right way of "research" I would like to know,
> wether it would be
>
> * *a) no problem at all
> * *b) a true problem near to an unsolveable challenge
> * *c) a thing of careful selection of the according hardware
>
> to connect a midi masterkeyboard via usb to an ordinary PC (in an
> useable manner, of course.... ). I dont want to add an extra PCIe
> card to my PC because there is simply no room for it in my PC.
>
> To what do I have to pay my attention to?
>
> Thank you very much for any help in advance!
>
> Best regards,
> mcc
>
>
>

Do you mean to play music using a Linux soft synth, or possibly to
record the midi messages and be able to replay the music using an
external synth?

Both are completely possible, and in fact easy with the right
MIDI-to-USB converter. I use a MIDIMAN MIDISport 2x2 which works great
for me although I haven't used it in a while. I'm sure there are lots
of good USB interfaces that cost less that work fine also.

http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Midiman-Midisport-MIDI-Interface/dp/B00006I5HC

Best _up_to_date_ info for this would be I think on the Alsa user list
but feel free to write me off line if you you want a little quick
info.

Hope this helps,
Mark
 
Old 02-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Nikos Chantziaras
 
Default Midi-masterkeyboard...and Linux?

On 09/02/12 18:29, meino.cramer@gmx.de wrote:

Hi,

to aim at the right way of "research" I would like to know,
wether it would be

a) no problem at all
b) a true problem near to an unsolveable challenge
c) a thing of careful selection of the according hardware

to connect a midi masterkeyboard via usb to an ordinary PC (in an
useable manner, of course.... ). I dont want to add an extra PCIe
card to my PC because there is simply no room for it in my PC.

To what do I have to pay my attention to?


Make sure you have enabled the SND_USB_AUDIO driver in your kernel:

Device Drivers -> Sound card support -> Advanced Linux Sound
Architecture -> USB sound devices -> USB Audio/MIDI driver


And it should "just work". At least mine did after I enabled the above
driver.
 

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