Midi (was: LinuxBSDos.com article)

John Murphy fbsd32 at freeode.co.uk
Thu Feb 18 19:24:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:37:36 +0100, FBSD UG wrote:

> On 18 feb 2010, at 19:00, Jayton Garnett wrote:
> > Why would I be bothered about MIDI?
> > I've got an on-board sound card that has, get this, 5.1 Surround Sound. 5.1
> > surround sound, can you ruddy well believe it?
> > 
> > Come on, it's 2010, not 1985! Get with the times. Most content will be
> > streamed online within the next 5, a lot of it already is.
> > How will your MIDI cope then?
> midi has nothing to do with audio.
> it's a protocol to automate keys and sliders, send tempo,
> velocity, etc etc on synthesizers, filters or even light equipment.
> it's still a big part in audiostudios.
> Arno

Thanks Arno. And supported in FreeBSD since about '96 as far as I
can tell. Shows how far behind the (freebsd) times I am. Nothing
in the multi-media section of the handbook though and only a very
old version of Rosegarden for instance. Better stick with Linux
I guess...


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