[linux-audio-dev] Interesting USB MIDI master keyboards, do t he work with Linux ?

Benno Senoner sbenno at gardena.net
Sat Nov 2 12:51:01 UTC 2002

> AFAIK the Oxygen8 does not behave as a standard usb midi device, it uses a 
> "Midiman protocol" instead, so the standard drivers don't know what to do 
> with it. If you connect it and do an lsusb -v you don't see much... 

Ok if the Edirol keyboards support standard MIDI then there shouldn't be any
problems using them under Linux, but since USB has a much bigger bandwidth
than serial MIDI, I that the timing for notes that belong to large chords  is
more precise. Can someone confirm this ?
BTW: the Midiman site lists Linux as an OS in their driver search page but
nothing comes up when searching for product drivers.
Is their stance very closed ? Do  they not even release specs ? 

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