MIDI input device

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at c2i.net
Mon Dec 22 09:25:44 UTC 2008

On Monday 22 December 2008, Tore Lund wrote:
> 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.

With USB2 you simply "kldload usb2_sound" and then plug your USB MIDI adapter.

Software which works:

i4b/trunk/playmidi (My private SVN)

And some more stuff which is not in there.

> > 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.

I'm not far away from Arendal. If you're good playing it would be nice to meet 
you :-)


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