Subject: [linux-audio-user] Can anyone suggest a USB midi device?
From: Jesse Lackey (jesse_AT_celestialaudio.com)
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 08:10:06 EEST
I'm new to midi and (relatively) new to linux.
I recently built a midi-controlled electroluminescent wire lighting
board, it seems to be working fine. I send it midi messages via a
little C++ program I wrote via the serial port @ 38,400bps.
I want to move to doing midi "for real", i.e. with standard midi
hardware. I have specs and whatnot for the hardware stuff. However, I
don't have a midi interface. I must run from a laptop and I want it to
run at 31500bps, which can't be generated from standard PC serial port
So I need a USB (or serial or parallel I suppose, but USB preferred)
midi in/out box. Midi is a "class device" in USB, so USB hardware that
implements it *should* work with a midi USB class driver in linux.
Several questions ...
(1) does ALSA have a USB midi driver? Does anyone use USB midi with ALSA?
(2) would the following cheapie ($40) work? There is no information if
it conforms to the usb midi class spec...
Is anyone doing laptop MIDI with linux and alsa? Do tell. :)
Thanks in advance !
(my credit card is standing by...) :)
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