[LAU] LinnStrument on Linux

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jul 17 15:58:56 UTC 2016

On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:33:44 +0200, Thomas Poulsen wrote:
>I recently bought a LinnStrument from Roger Linn Design: 


Wow, for that much money you would get an iPad with much better
abilities regarding this kind of playing an instrument.

However, regarding touch screen to MIDI, MIDI remains MIDI, so there
should be no issues with Linux.

>I can not get MPE to work.
>Sending only on one channel, and setting PWheelB.Rng to 2400 cents, I 
>cant get the sliding to work, but only when playing with one finger.
>If I enable MPE on the LinnStrument there is only an occasional sound, 
>when it happens to send on the channel, that Zyn is listening on.

IIUC this MPE feature does use a new MIDI channel for each note, so if
it works for one MIDI channel, then it must work for more than one MIDI
channels, too. Resp. there's one issue with MIDI, a real slide can not
work from one MIDI channel to another. For some special features
provided by touch screens MIDI can not be used, that's why I mentioned
the iPAD, were special features are provided for some synth, but you
can't send them by MIDI. I only wonder why it works for Synthv1, OTOH I
wonder why note off events are missing. I guess you should use a MIDI
monitor and report us, what MIDI data exactly is sent during such a
polyphonic multi-MIDI-channel slide.

I'm unable to imagine how this works.


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