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On 15/08/10 10:25, David Timms wrote:
On 15/08/10 05:30, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> Moreover I would like to have a MIDI oriented comaintainer for my MIDI
> oriented packages. While I have a decent knowledge about MIDI, the
I'm hoping to control/read a Yamaha student level keyboard that has a
Does any one have particular model numbers of a hardware USBII to MIDI
interface that either already works with Fedora or has workarounds to
get it going ?
I'm have a Yamaha Motif XS and that pops up as 4 individual MIDI
interfaces (internal keyboard/tone generator, external MIDI ports on the
XS, sequencer control and remote control feature) immediately when
connecting via USB.
I've tried to connect a Yamaha PSR keyboard once with USB (just for fun)
- - Don't recall exactly which model, could have beenm PSR-E413. Anyway,
that *does not* work with MIDI, at least out of the box.
However, I'd expect most keyboards being more "high-end" will have the
proper USB MIDI interface built in and it should be detected rather
quickly. I'd expect all Motif's (even older ones), MO/MM's and S90's to
have this support - but you'd have to try it to be sure. I can only
confirm Motif XS works. If an alternative could be a pure MIDI
controller (without built-in sounds), Yamaha KX might also be an
Unfortunately, the ALSA Yamaha page is not very updated:
Of course, you got Roland, Alesis, Clavia/Nord, Akai and M-Audio as
well, to mention a few. But my experience is that Yamaha do have its
own edge on the sounds, which sounds a lot better in my ears.
If possible, I'd bring a Linux laptop to a music dealer and asked to try
a few keyboards with your computer, to see if it works or not. You
should be able to do 'cat /dev/midi??' and see some garbage popping out
to your console when playing the keys. If that works, it should be
pretty much supported.
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