Re: MIDI suggestions?

From: Tomasz CEDRO <>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 03:05:18 UTC
Here are some MIDI related ports available out of the box on FreeBSD:


On Wed, Feb 2, 2022, 04:03 Tomasz CEDRO <> wrote:

> I did a MIDI Modullar Controller once myself on 8-bit MCS51 MCU :-) :-)
> MIDI uses UART frames with some strange bitrate (~23k I dont remember
> exactly sorry) and current interface unlike voltage one in pc serial port.
> If you have MIDI-TO-USB adapter it may not be different from UART-TO-USB
> adapter with some specific settings. There was a specification out there
> somewhere.
> MIDI frame contains "events" like key press note strength, knob number
> value, etc.
> But I never used MIDI on FreeBSD sorry. I still have the MIDI MC
> controller but I gave away the MIDI-TO-USB adapter. I am sure that some
> device will show up after you connect the adapter, then you can read the
> frames from drvice and write frames to a device. Then you need some
> software that would allow you to perform your tasks. You may even try to
> write your own tools in Python for easy experimenting.
> It should be even possible to use some USB-TO-UART (or better RS485
> current loop interface) with specific settings to talk MIDI.
> --