[linux-audio-user] Straw Poll: External MIDI

tim hall tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk
Sat Jan 28 09:15:06 EST 2006

On Friday 27 January 2006 16:28, tim hall was like:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to take a straw poll on how many Linux Audio users make use of
> external MIDI devices. As a straight hands-up would be unlikely to yield
> useful results, perhaps people could suggest what percentage of
> external-MIDI-users exist within the LAU group. (As of Jan 06, say)
> Additional comments re: problems encountered whilst configuring MIDI are
> welcomed, but please start a new thread if you want to make bugreports.
> Thankyou, It would be useful for me to be able to formulate some kind of
> definitive answer on this subject.

Thanks for all your answers so far!!!

OK, so none of us can really guess at percentages, but it seems clear that a 
significant number of reasonably expert audio users use an external MIDI 
interface of some kind.

It also seems that general configuration problems fall into a couple of 
specific areas and do not trouble most users, either because it's easy to 
fix, they don't need the functionality or it Just Works.

I am also interested to hear from people who don't use MIDI at all or have a 
specific reason not to configure it. (other than simply hating the medium. ;)

Good. The responses so far have been very useful. Thanks for keeping it so 
focussed. :)

tim hall

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