[linux-audio-user] Next question re midi

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Thu Jan 12 22:10:24 EST 2006


On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 22:08 -0500, M P Smoak wrote:
> On Thursday 12 January 2006 21:47, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 January 2006 21:08, M P Smoak wrote:
> > >On Thursday 12 January 2006 20:36, Lee Revell wrote:
> > >> On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 20:32 -0500, M P Smoak wrote:
> > >> > On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:11, Lee Revell wrote:
> > >
> > >      <snip>
> > >
> > >> > > That's not how ALSA MIDI works, you can't just cat a
> > >> > > .mid file to a device node.  Use aplaymidi.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Lee
> > >> >
> > >> > Speaking of aplaymidi, how do I pause a playback
> > >>
> > >> Ctrl-Z
> > >
> > >How do I restart it?
> > >
> > >> > , back it up
> > >>
> > >> You can't do that
> > >
> > >I guess I can't forward either?
> > >
> > >> >  or
> > >> > just stop it
> > >>
> > >> Ctrl-C
> > >
> > >Elegant in it's simplicity.
> > >
> > >> > , once it's playing.  man aplaymidi tells me nothing.
> > >>
> > >> You need to get a sequencer if you want full featured MIDI
> > >> playback, aplaymidi is just a simple utility, a toy
> > >> basically.
> > >>
> > >> Lee
> > >
> > >You mean to say that to play back a midi filed with pause,
> > > back up or forward, I need to use a sequencer?
> > >
> > >You're saying that there is no midi player in linux that
> > > allows the simple controls of a tape player?
> > >
> > >I'm running rh9/planet ccrma, I can't find a player there. I
> > >figured that's because I'm a slowhead. Is there none?
> > >
> > >Is there a midi file player for the 2.6 kernal, fc?? kernel?
> > >
> > >If there's nothing, I'm starting to think linux is real weak
> > >on midi playback.
> >
> > If you have kde installed, take a look at kmid.
> >
> > >By the way, could you comment on my recent question on tuning
> > >a midi keyboard?
> >
> > Its probably more accurate than the piano tuners tuning forks
> > if its had any fine tuning done reset back to no corrections. 
> > The crystals used as the reference generators are typically
> > better than .001% accurate and you can tune the piano/whatever
> > to the keyboard with good confidence that you are at least as
> > correct as the tuning fork the piano tuner used to use.
> 
> Please see my post on 2006-01-10 subject Midi tuning control.
> Thanks.
> 
> 

Did you not see Tim Hall's response?

Lee



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