[LAU] Cheap USB MIDI interfaces

Ronald Stewart ronaldjstewart at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 18:08:00 EDT 2009

weighted keys and customer reports working fine with Linux

also, the CME2 Midi product works in Linux


On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
>> A friend possibly wants to set up a Linux system to teach himself
>> keyboards. He's currently looking for a weighted MIDI keyboard which
>> he can do on his own but needs info on what USB-MIDI intersfaces
>> available online at someplace like Sweetwater or Musician's Friend are
>> Alsa/Jack compatible. I'm guessing he'll set up Rosegarden and a
>> couple of soft synths and be very happy.
>> Does anyone have an up-to-date list of what can be purchased new today
>> that works? I use a Midiman Midisport 2x2 which I can still find on
>> Ebay but it's not listed at Sweetwater anymore and everything that is
>> listed seems WAY too expensive to me for this task. ($80 or higher)
>> What can a guy buy for $20-$30 that will get MIDI into his laptop?
>> He's currently distro shopping. Probably he'll go with Ubuntu or CCRMA.
> Hi Mark,
> Sweetwater's Pro Gear catalog lists the MidiSport 1x1 for $39.97. It
> also lists a MidiSport 2x2AE at $69.97. I own a 2x2, it works fine, but
> I know nothing about the AE version of the box. The catalog lists the
> Edirol UM1EX at $39.97, ALSA says the snd-usb-audio module is its
> driver. Ditto for the M-Audio Uno, also in the catalog.
> Best,
> dp
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