Midi and FreeBSD

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at c2i.net
Sat Feb 19 16:56:43 UTC 2011

On Saturday 19 February 2011 16:37:31 Zahemszky Gabor wrote:
> Hi!
> My children have got a drum-machine, which - of course - can speak MIDI. If
> I buy a "MIDI-USB" communication cable to connect it to my PC, will it
> possible to use it? Do I need to buy a special cable (made-by-XYZ), are
> there any specific drivers, or programs, with what I can play with it. I've
> seen eg OpenBSD's midish CLI program, but it isn't ported to FreeBSD (yet).
> (I use FreeBSD8 on both i386 and Amd64.)


Yes, there exists plenty of USB MIDI software for FreeBSD, but not all is in 
ports. The USB MIDI solution in FreeBSD is part of snd_uaudio. Do you see any 
devices like /dev/umidiX.Y ?


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