[linux-audio-user] MicroKorg -> MIDI -> Linux

Sampo Savolainen v2 at iki.fi
Mon Mar 22 14:33:14 EST 2004


I'm presuming you use ALSA drivers instead of OSS.

The ALSA sequencer api works by providing sequencer input & output ports
for MIDI interfaces and ALSA sequencer enabled programs. To get the
device connected to, for example, a software synth, you have to connect
the MIDI interface to the software synth. (you can connect many inputs
to one output and/or one input to many outputs).

To see your inputs, write
$ aconnect -i 

It should show at least this:
client 0: 'System' [type=kernel]
    0 'Timer           '
    1 'Announce        '

To see outputs, write
$ aconnect -o

If you don't see any entries for your soundcard, then something is wrong
and you should look at the documentation for your soundcard on

To connect an input to an output, write
$ aconnect [client]:[port] [client]:[port]

If you would like to play a .mid file on your MicroKorg, attach the
cable from your midi out to the midi in on the microkorg. Then:
$ pmidi -p 64:0 midifile.mid

(Or use whichever client number alsa has given to your midi out)

  Sampo S.

On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 20:03, daniel.vincent at blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
> Firstly, thanks to everyone who gave responses to my query regarding triggering samples. I'm looking into a number of the different options, and I think it's about time I worked out how to use pd!
> I have a new challenge/question :-)
> My latest purchase, a MicroKorg synthesiser, has MIDI connectors which I have hooked up to my soundcard's game port. I've set the required settings on the Korg, WTF do I do now? :-))))
> I've had a quick Google around at documentation, but if anyone could recommend a good tutorial/book/site for setting this kind of thing up then I'd be much obliged!
> I downloaded the new version of Dynebolic the other day. Another fine release, something that I'm regularly recommending to friends and fellow home recording geeks.
> cheers
> daniel
> www.soundclick.com/theparallelrise
> www.soundclick.com/onionjack
> www.southlondonlive.org

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