usb audio and midi support
lebedev at zhtw.org.ru
Mon Feb 6 14:11:37 PST 2006
I am attracted by midi support. I'm not very familiar with FreeBSD
internals but I would help with testing if somebody is interested in it.
P. S. Sorry for english, I'm russian speaker.
On пн, 2006-02-06 at 15:52 -0600, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> [ Cc'ed to the multimedia list ]
> In article <43e7b6cf$1 at news.broadpark.no>,
> Torfinn Ingolfsen <tingo at start.no> wrote:
> >Mike Scott wrote:
> >> I've a rather vague portable digital sound studio project in my mind,
> >> involving a laptop running fbsd, plus a usb-based audio and midi i/o box
> >> (something like the motu fastlane or one of the edirol boxes or..... [I
> >> did say vague :-)] ). The problem being that laptops seem to come sans
> >> midi and sans decent sound i/o facilities.
> >> But what's the chance something like this will be supported?
> >> Any ideas please about what might/will not work?
> >Sound support (including usb audio) in FreeBSD has improved a lot lately
> >(the last year), and is still improving, thanks to the dedicated work of
> >the sound committers and other people that hang out at the
> >freebsd-multimedia mailing list.
> >Midi, on the other hand is not in a very good shape. Right now, we have
> >approximately zero midi support in FreeBSD. A few people have stated
> >that they will work / are working on something, but it seems midi isn't
> >attracting a large enough audience yet, or we are missing a crucial few
> >dedicated developers with a special interest in midi.
> >The minimal audience also means that the amount of possible midi devices
> >to test and iron out bugs on are unknown.
> I was browsing the NetBSD and OpenBSD websites yesterday specifically to see
> what the state of their MIDI support looked like. Both OSes do support
> MIDI, using (I think) hacked versions of the old Voxware drivers which were
> also used by FreeBSD "once upon a time".
> I'm wondering how difficult it would be to merge in MIDI support from one or
> the other of FreeBSD's sibling OSes. This zero MIDI support has been going
> on for far too long (years!).
> Has anyone ever looked into this?
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