[LAU] Cheap USB MIDI interfaces
Gabriel M. Beddingfield
gabriel at teuton.org
Sun Mar 22 17:40:20 EDT 2009
Mark Knecht wrote:
> What can a guy buy for $20-$30 that will get MIDI into his laptop?
Musician's friend has 2 @ $30: CME U2MIDI and E-MU Xmidi 1x1. I don't know if
they work with Linux.
Midisport 1x1 USB ($40) - Works great. Love it.
Midisport Uno ($40) - I've heard that this always works great for normal stuff
(notes, CC's, PC's) but sometimes will act flaky with sysex. I think the issues
are often tied to specific production runs (hardware). I've heard this from
Linux, Windows, and Mac users.
For M-audio's midisports, you'll probably need to add a package to load the
firmware in your favorite distro. On Debian-based distros the package is called
> He's currently distro shopping. Probably he'll go with Ubuntu or CCRMA.
I've heard good things about Ubuntu Studio, and I use (and like) 64 Studio 2.0
(Debian-based) and 3.0-beta (Ubuntu-based).
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