[LAU] Please help the newbie set up USB interface.

Gordon JC Pearce gordon at gjcp.net
Sun Aug 26 04:09:43 EDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-08-26 at 01:03 -0400, Paul DeShaw wrote:
> --- On Sat 08/25, Gordon JC Pearce < gordon at gjcp.net > wrote:

(this was originally meant to go to the list, not just the sender)

>> It needs a firmware loader to set up the software inside the interfaceitself, as far as I can tell.

> Yes, madfuload was installed about a month ago.  Sorry I didn't mention that.  All the gory details are in a thread in Ubuntu Forums:

> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=148467  Page 4 is the most relevent; I post as Aurora.

>> I know throwing money and kit isn't going to fix it, but I can't find a lot to complain about with my Novation Xiosynth 25.  Class-compliantdevices ftw.Gordon
> That looks nice.  The Ozone is just a controller, no sounds. You use softsynths and plugins.
> So can you record the sounds from the synth?  Is the signal routing hard?  I've used hardware synth modules with the college workstations, but never at home.

Yes.  It just appears as an ALSA midi port and a couple of audio ports,
in and out.  It does have a few limitations (separate capture and synth
outs in ALSA would be nice, and I'd *looove* a multitimbral version),
but for the money it does a lot and does it pretty well.  Only downside
is that the overall feel is a bit plasticky and the
grey-on-greenish-metallic colour scheme can make the control labels hard
to read in a certain light.


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