[linux-audio-user] usb midi interface: USB Midisport Uno

Dave Phillips dlphilp at bright.net
Mon Dec 27 07:25:11 EST 2004

Hi all:

  Just FYI, here's a little script I run to load that firmware on my 
laptop. I put the device on the system black list so I can force the USB 
MIDI device to be always the last in my list of cards (CS4232, virmidi, 
and then my MIDIsport 2x2).

    echo "Loading MidiSport firmware..."
    modprobe snd-usb-audio
    fxload -I /usr/share/usb/ezusbmidi/ezusbmidi2x2.ihx -D 
    echo "Done !"

I named the script usbmidiload.scr and gave it executable permissions 
with 'chmod +x usbmidiload.scr'. Works like a charm, and I should add 
that the 2x2 also works like a champ. Good stuff...

Btw, I'm sure there's a better way than my script, but it works well so 
it's good enough for me.



Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas wrote:

>On Monday 27 December 2004, Mark Knecht wrote:
>>One reason some people do not like
>>the MidiSport line, at least with the 2x2 and higher, is that it
>>requires the use of non-opensource firmware. 
>I have seen several reports like this, claiming that there is not an usable 
>open source firmware for Midisport2x2 devices. That is not true.
>Please check the repositories for your distro, and look for a package named 
>"ezusbmidi". It contains a GPL released firmware for Midisport- UNO, 1x1 and 
>This software, written in C by Lars Doelle, can be compiled using the SDCC 
>compiler (http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/). You can get the sources here:
>There are several Linux vendors including it. For instance:
>	http://apt.agnula.org/pool/main/e/ezusbmidi/
>	http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/usbmidi.html

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