[LAU] Roland A500S: snd-usb-audio error -5

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Jan 28 23:23:07 UTC 2017

On 01/28/2017 01:07 PM, Francesco Ariis wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 12:34:37PM -1000, david wrote:
>> On 01/28/2017 12:39 AM, Francesco Ariis wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 09:45:27AM +0100, Francesco Ariis wrote:
>>>> Hello linux-audio users,
>>>>    I recently acquired a roland a-500s midi keyboard and I have problems
>>>> using it under linux. [...]
>>> I found the solution. Apparently every Roland series 500 keyboard has
>>> an ADVANCED MODE switch. Turning it off solved the problem.
>> That's interesting. I wonder of their "Advanced" term is just a synonym for
>> "Proprietary"?
> Most likely! They promise less latency with advanced-mode on, but I
> didn't notice any playing with "normal mode".

My MIDI setup is too simple for me to notice any MIDI latency: one MIDI 
keyboard in via a simple MIDI->USB adaptor. No other hardware MIDI 
devices. Everything else is software.

David W. Jones
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