[linux-audio-user] midi dump?

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Thu May 27 06:31:53 EDT 2004

Erik Steffl wrote:
> Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> > I guess hex values qualify as "sort of human readable format".  ;-)
>    sort of qualifies:-) I'd like something that would try to interpret
> it and print out the result (as in note on, note off etc.)

arecordmidi has a --dump option, too (you need the alsa-utils-1.0.5rc1
package for this).

>    I see e.g. 99 2F 51 where the second number differs for different
> pads and the last number is up to about 70 (harder hit = higher number).

This is OK.  The velocity can have values from 01 to 7F.

> But I can't hear anything.
>    when I dump one of the demo songs the volume has about same values
> and I can hear those... however it also sends 89 xx xx and EC xx xx
> messages, there's also number of F8 messages (clock?)

8x = note off, Ex = pitch bend, F8 = clock

Are there any other messages at the beginning of the demo song?

Does the drum pad send any messages when it's switched on?


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