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Topic: ttymidi - software for MIDI-through-USB for Linux (Read 8 times) previous topic - next topic


Feb 04, 2008, 06:49 pm Last Edit: Feb 04, 2008, 07:53 pm by tvst Reason: 1
Shameless plug. I just wrote this. I thought some of you might need it. Let me know how it works for you.


Wow, that looks awesome.  

One silly question: how do you provide a MIDI input to other programs on the computer?  That is, what does it mean to define a MIDI endpoint (if that's the right terminology)?  Or, rather, what's ALSA MIDI?

Also, I added a link to ttymidi to the MIDI section of communication section of the interfacing with hardware page on the playground.  There's a link there for a similar program for the Mac.


Yes, it's ALSA MIDI, so it will work with all major programs. The page I linked has some more info about how it works and such.

I'm glad you liked it :)


Great, I was looking for something like that for a while now.

I'll give it a try.



Oh, now I understand your question. Well, ALSA is the most-used Linux sound system. Even when you use JACK or whatever, the MIDI part is generally still handled by ALSA. So this means that most Linux MIDI-compatible programs will be interfaceable with ttymidi.

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