Subject: [linux-audio-dev] MTC, SMPTE, etc.
From: Dave Phillips (dlphilp_AT_bright.net)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 17:39:43 EEST
I recently received an interesting letter from a studio owner who would
like to switch to Linux. However, he was dismayed to find a real lack of
Linux support for MIDI Time Code, SMPTE, multi-port interfaces, and so
forth. This has him stopped in his tracks (apologies for the
unintentionally bad pun).
I wrote to the alsa-devel list about this matter. Takashi Iwai responded
very positively, and I suggested to my original correspondent that he
contact Takashi and join in the process.
With the recent attention paid to MidiShare, I wondered how MidiShare
deals with these issues (particularly time code stuff). I also wondered
how others on this list are affected by the lack of professional MIDI
From my own POV, I'm disappointed that I can't use the advanced features
of my nice dual-port MIDI interface (a Music Quest MQX32M). OSS/Linux
supports the card, but apparently not completely. In fact, I don't think
I've yet seen any Linux support for intelligent mode MIDI interfaces. Big
bummer, since my studio gear is all MIDI-fied.
I'm just rambling/rumbling here, but I'm interested in other opinions on
the subject. Anyone want to add a peseta or two ??
== Dave Phillips
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