[PD] PD and midi system

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Fri Nov 26 18:34:27 CET 2004

Federico hat gesagt: // Federico wrote:

> i would like to use a midi sequencer to send midi data to pd (and other
> gear).
> it is possible (under linux) connect a sequencer to pd, and the pd
> midi-out to a midi-interface?
> (i have both alsa and oss sequencers, so i think oss would go.
> btw: why pd uses Oss instead of Alsa? it isn't oss obsolete?...)

Pd (so far) uses rawmidi devices, which are not necessarily OSS
devices. (ALSA also has rawmidi devices in /dev/snd/midi*, and OSS
also has a highlevel interface in /dev/sequencer etc.) 

For doing it the old way, use the snd-virmidi card as described for
example here: http://footils.org/cms/show/24

The new way is to check out the ALSA sequencer support which is
available as a patch on pure-data.sf.net and is also applied to the
devel_0_38 version of Pd in CVS.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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