[PD] Midi and Linux

Nicolas Lhommet nlhommet at netcourrier.com
Wed Sep 5 07:30:07 CEST 2001

You can play midi files in different ways:
- with an external midi synth connected to your soundcard external midi port
- with an internal midi synth, some soundcards have one
- with an software midi synth, like kmidi

EMU10k1 is the chipset on SB Live, it's also an internal midi synth.
snd-card-emu10k1 is a module for SbLive. I think you got Alsa drivers
If so, you'll get something like this in your /proc/asound/dev directory :
controlC0  hwC0D0
controlC1  midiC0D0
controlC2  midiC0D1
midiC0D2 midi C0D3

Let me know what is in this directory. Since I wanted to use my Soundblaster
AWE64 internal synth, I know how to deal with that stuff and Alsa and Pd


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nano Rosas" <nanorosas at hotmail.com>
To: <msp at ucsd.edu>
Cc: <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 4:56 AM
Subject: Re: [PD] Midi and Linux

> The kmidi aplication plays midi files fine.
> But one "midi and karaoke player" refuse to work telling
> -cant open the /dev/secuencer file, maybe its used by other appl-
> By the way, im current running a pIII with mandrake 8.0,
> and a soundblaster live!value. Linux seem to use
> some kind of emulator to handle it, called EMU1000, and
> a kernel module named snd-card-emu10k1.
> The thing that maibe is bothering is that when i go to the
> KDE-sound-midi configuration, it ask what device i'd like to
> use, but don't show any.
> please help
> and thanks for the ocupation

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