Re: [LAD] More midi related questions

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Cc: Aaron Wolfe <aaron@...>
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 7:02 pm

On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:28:24 PM Paul Davis did opine:

> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM, gene heskett

But those are the cable jacks, correct? Not a hardware synth input such as
this Audigy2 has once the proper drivers have been modprobe'd in and the
soundfont loaded to the card by awsfxload. So I should be using in my
case, the midiC0D2 and midiC0D3 devices from the list above? That of
course is assuming (oh oh that word again) the first 2 are the non-existent
5 pin din midi jacks...

> In your case, you will likely get a bit more insight by using:

These were in the last post IIRC.

> aplaymidi -l
Port Client name Port name
14:0 Midi Through Midi Through Port-0
16:0 SB Audigy 2 Value [SB0400] Audigy MPU-401 (UART) <-your
digiface jack 0?
16:32 SB Audigy 2 Value [SB0400] Audigy MPU-401 #2 <-your digiface
jack 1?
17:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0
17:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1
17:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2
17:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3

Dir Device Name
IO hw:0,0 Audigy MPU-401 (UART)
IO hw:0,1 Audigy MPU-401 #2
IO hw:0,2 Emu10k1 Synth MIDI (16 subdevices)
IO hw:0,3 Emu10k1 Synth MIDI (16 subdevices)

But refuses to move a .mid file, telling me to use aplaymidi instead.

Now, I know that
aplaymidi -p17:0 smas6984.mid
aplaymidi -p17:1 smas6984.mid
aplaymidi -p17:2 smas6984.mid
aplaymidi -p17:3 smas6984.mid
all work. Flawlessly. In fact I just used it to shut off a stuck note on,
it turns out that from that loooooong list of devices that java found, #36
and #52 actually do work, not at all well but they do make noise, notes are
off key, note off's are skipped, that sort of thing. And compared to the
aplaymidi sounds, the volume is down about 20db.

aplaymidi of course refuses to use the -phw0:2 style of finding its output
path, no help at all.

Now I think we need to see where the rawmidi data might be getting
scrambled. amidi says it has a "dump" option so I'll see if I can get
usable data from that. But no file to feed it exists on this box.

In the meantime, I had the old machine do a .mid output file from one of
the songs in its .ume format, then shipped the file to this machine and
played it. The only errors in that playback are instrument translation
errors because general midi hadn't arrived in any great force that far back
up the log, the bass pickers part came out as the 16 and 32 foot pedals on
a pipe organ for example. Volume level was normal too.

So that tells me the data scrambling is someplace in java if my normal
2+2=4 logic is still working. We'll hope anyway. ;-)

Thanks a bunch, Paul.

Cheers, Gene
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[LAD] More midi related questions, gene heskett, (Tue Dec 13, 9:31 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, Clemens Ladisch, (Wed Dec 14, 8:29 am)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, gene heskett, (Wed Dec 14, 1:18 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, Paul Davis, (Wed Dec 14, 2:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, gene heskett, (Wed Dec 14, 3:58 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, Clemens Ladisch, (Wed Dec 14, 5:58 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, gene heskett, (Wed Dec 14, 7:21 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, Clemens Ladisch, (Wed Dec 14, 10:42 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, gene heskett, (Thu Dec 15, 12:12 am)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, Paul Davis, (Wed Dec 14, 4:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, gene heskett, (Wed Dec 14, 7:02 pm)
Re: [LAD] More midi related questions, Paul Davis, (Wed Dec 14, 4:40 pm)