Play/Edit MIDI

Conrad Sabatier conrads at
Fri May 21 19:14:50 PDT 2004

On 21-May-2004 Mathew Kanner wrote:
> On May 21, Conrad Sabatier wrote:
>> On 21-May-2004 Tuc at Beach House wrote:
>> >> >       So now I can't get anywhere. Is there any sort of mirror site for
>> >> > it?
>> >> 
>> >> Yeah, I meant to send in a problem report on that.  Forgot about it.
>> >> 
>> >> Do a Google search for "eawpats".  There are a number of sites carrying
>> >> the
>> >> needed instrument patches.
>> >> 
>> >       Can't I just do :
>> > 
>> >       (cd /usr/ports/audio/eawpats;make;make install)
>> > 
>> >       It seems to have worked pretty well. The lyrics don't match whats
>> > playing, but atleast I get sound. :)
>> Ah, yes.  I forgot there was a port for that.  :-)
>> I do hope someday we'll see the return of real, full, true MIDI support.  I
>> miss it.  :-(
>> By the way, does anyone know anything about the status of MIDI support in
>> any
>> of the other BSDs?
>       I'm getting closer and closer to import my midi work to
> FreeBSD (thanks to lots of positive response at BSDCan).  I do know
> that I reference the NetBSD midi work, and that it appears to work.

Cool.  One thing I'm curious about: are we talking about support for external
MIDI synths only, or the capability of using a soundcard's built-in MIDI synth?
It's been *ages* since we've had support for either, but I especially miss the

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