MIDI input device

Tore Lund tl32 at next.online.no
Mon Dec 22 09:02:01 UTC 2008

Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On Sunday 21 December 2008, Tore Lund wrote:
>> Asking about MIDI here may be somewhat like flogging an absent horse.
>> There seems to be little if any information on mailing lists and other
>> forums about MIDI, so I have to ask:  Does MIDI input work at all on
>> FreeBSD?  And if so, with what sort of MIDI interface?
> Hi,
> I have used FreeBSD-current (USB2) with an external USB MIDI adapter and 
> several MIDI devices.
> The current USB2 MIDI solution is not well integrated into the FreeBSD MIDI 
> system. What you get is a raw device to get/put MIDI commands. This basically 
> works, but not with all MIDI applications.

I am glad to hear that something works, even if it is not "well
integrated".  Is this USB2 MIDI solution documented anywhere?  I find it
strange if no MIDI interfaces can be used out of the box.  However,
available comments on MIDI on FreeBSD indicate that this may indeed be
the situation.

> Depending on where you are living in Norway I can give you a personal demo :-) 
> Hence I like playing the piano and recording using MIDI ...

I live in the suburbs of Oslo.  It would be nice to get that personal
demo, but it is a little beside the point.  I would much rather hear
about the software and hardware that you and others are using for
running softsynths and MIDI on FreeBSD.

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