[CM] mi_d and Linux

Orm Finnendahl finnendahl@folkwang-hochschule.de
Wed, 9 Oct 2002 11:54:31 +0200

Hi all,

yesterday I looked into the OSS mi_d Version of Tobias
Kunze. Unfortunately it uses the /dev/music Sequencer api, which is
not emulated by Alsa. Alsa uses its own Sequencer model so mi_d has to
get changed. To my knowledge, alsa's sequencer api isn't all that well
documented and evolves rather quickly. But I'll stay in touch with
Tobias (as he lives in Germany again :-) and maybe we can work
something out.

For my setup at home I'm now using alsa's pmidi player as some sort of
sequencer device which gets connected to a virtual midi port
(snd-virmidi). That way at least I can use a midi keyboard and other
midi programs in parallel with cm to drive the software synth.

The disadvantage is that pmidi only works on Midi files.