[linux-audio-user] Next question re midi

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jan 12 20:49:52 EST 2006

On Thursday 12 January 2006 20:32, M P Smoak wrote:
>On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:11, Lee Revell wrote:
>> On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 15:51 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> > Greetings;
>> >
>> > I have installed an Audigy 2 value board which is supposed
>> > to do midi according to the propaganda.
>> >
>> > Kernel is 2.6.15, with all revelant audio as modules and are
>> > modprobe.conf-iged in and showing in the lsmod listing which
>> > is quite bulky so I won't post that list.
>> >
>> > In kde's control center, under sound, the normal, .wav or
>> > .ogg based effects work rather nicely, but the midi test
>> > seems to be a total non performer.
>> You have to load a soundfont using "asfxload".
>> > 'cat'ing a .mid file to any of the 0- devices is either a no
>> > such device error, or returns silently in 1 second or less.
>> That's not how ALSA MIDI works, you can't just cat a .mid file
>> to a device node.  Use aplaymidi.
>> Lee
>Speaking of aplaymidi, how do I pause a playback, back it up or
>just stop it, once it's playing.  man aplaymidi tells me nothing.

If you have kde, try kmid, it works for all that.

Cheers, Gene
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