[linux-audio-user] Re: B3 emulator

Atte André Jensen atte.jensen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 07:04:23 EDT 2007

Ken Restivo wrote:

> It might be fun to try it out anyway, but it won't run without OSS
> /dev/midiX stuff.

modprobe snd-seq-oss

Here this made virtual midi show up at /dev/snd/midiC3D0

Then in the (messy) beatrix dir change default.cfg to have this line 
(there's one that beginning with a # and pointing at /dev/midi00 you can 


Then I simply used "aconnect 32 28" to connect my usb keyboard to the 
virtual card.

> I suppose I could invest a few days of work and hack up a patch
> that'd add ALSA and JACK client support, but it looks from his blog
> like he's already added ALSA support, but hasn't "released" it yet.

I never tried this software before (or even heard of it, possible due to 
his strange license), but it's the best sounding native b3 emulation I 
heard under linux so far.

On the web page I read this:
"The purpose of this rather restrictive license is simple: I do not want 
multiple versions splitting off with my name in them when the program is 
still under development. If you feel that you would like to make a 
serious contribution to the project, please contact me."

Ok, so the latest (last?) release was 2 1/2 years ago. Maybe he's not 
really working that much on the project anymore and could need a hand or 
is willing to let others fork is to wrap it up? I think the following 
needs to be done:

1) Make it work with alsa *and* jack
2) There's a strange alias type of artifact when the leslie is running, 
that should be cleaned up.

Not a lot of work, and we would have a quite capable organ application, 
something I've been missing alot from time to time.

I'll be willing to help with what I can.

What do you think? Should we go for the "If you feel that you would like 
to make a serious contribution to the project, please contact me" and 
drop him a mail?

peace, love & harmony

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