solarux at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 19 15:42:21 UTC 2010
I'm picking up the M-Audio Audiophile 192, mostly becuase this sound card does work well with FreeBSD/OSS drivers, from what I've read. ?
But mmm, unfortunately I didn't even know/remeber that FreeBSD has no midi at all ? It certainly won't prevent me from using *BSD anyways.
Hopefully, midi may ba added in the future.
ahh well :(
> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:20:11 +0100
> From: olli at lurza.secnetix.de
> To: freebsd-chat at FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: LinuxBSDos.com article
> Jayton Garnett wrote:
> > Why would I be bothered about MIDI?
> You wouldn't because you're obviously not a musician.
> > 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?
> What does that have to do with MIDI?
> I've got a MIDI keyboard that can be connected to a PC.
> It can be used with almost every OS on the planet, from
> ancient MS-DOS to Windows 7, of course OS X and Linux,
> NetBSD and OpenBSD, and even less common systems like
> OS/2, BeOS and its successor Haiku-OS. They all support
> MIDI interfaces out of the box.
> But -- FreeBSD does not. It's the only OS I cannot use
> my keyboard with. This is frustrating and annoying.
> > 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?
> > mv /dev/midi* /dev/null ;-)
> Sounds like you don't know what MIDI really is, and how
> important it still is for musicians.
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