[linux-audio-dev] Basic MIDI question

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Mon Jul 24 23:53:02 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 01:47 +0200, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 19:38 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > I think it's me that's confused - as you can see I'm certainly not a
> > MIDI expert.
> > 
> > When playing a MIDI file to a rawmidi port ...
> $man aplaymidi
>  -p, --port=client:port,...
>        Sets the sequencer port(s) to  which  the  events
>        in  the MIDI file(s) are sent.
> -------------------------------------------------
> I think it is unpossible to make it use rawmidi.

ALSA takes care of the sequencer port<->rawmidi device translation.

>  Says sequencer (which
> will do the timing.) Can you jack in after the sequencer has performed
> its magic, and you have the actual midi-stream?

I thought I was doing exactly what you suggect, by looking at the data
in the driver right before it goes to the hardware. 

I'll just use a real sequencer for testing rather than aplaymidi.


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