[LAD] MIDI in jack

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 16:28:38 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> Hello new to this list but realized I was asking a lot of development
> questions in LAU that would probably be better here.
> I am writing a program that takes some system input from the keyboard and
> redirects it as midi. This is to allow:
> - a second keyboard to be used as a midi control
> - switching the system keyboard back and forth between normal and midi
> controler
> - using a potion of the system keyboard as a midi controler (the numeric pad
> for example)
> The advantage of this over keyboard short cuts is that this will work the
> same no matter what the desktop focus may be.
> I am (as many people do) writing this for my own use, but will make it
> available for others who may have similar needs.

You might want to take a look at some previous implementations of
similar ideas (using console keyboard for MIDI). They use the ALSA
sequencer, I believe



Brett W. McCoy -- http://www.brettwmccoy.com
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