[linux-audio-user] RME Multiface - MIDI

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Jan 7 10:12:54 EST 2006

On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 13:51 +0200, Edwin Peer wrote:
> Hello all,
> Can anyone confirm whether or not the hardware MIDI ports of the RME Multiface 
> are supported by ALSA?
> According to the alsa-project web site, the Multiface does not support 
> [MIDIio], however, that same site also shows that the Digi32 and Digi96 do 
> not support [MIDIio], which contradicts what I've read on various mailing 
> lists about ALSA's MIDI support for the Digi32/96.

a) the digi32 and digi96 are completely different products from the
multiface, digiface, hdsp, digi9652 and digi9632 models. they use
different hardware, a different design, different everything.

b) the multiface MIDI I/O is supported, using the same code as the
digiface MIDI I/O which i was using last night. 

> I'm trying to get the MIDI ports of a Multiface working (to get Rosegarden 
> talking to an external keyboard), but so far have had no success. Any ideas? 
> Pointers to relevant documentation?

it should just work. make sure you have the snd-seq module loaded, then
fire up qjackctl and you should see the port(s) for the Multiface. off
the top of my head i don't recall if it has 1 or two, the digiface has
two and they are both there. you can also use aconnect -l to see the
available ports from the standpoint of the ALSA sequencer.


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