[PlanetCCRMA] iiwusynth and midi controller

Mark Knecht markknecht@attbi.com
Sat Mar 1 08:49:01 2003

   Here's how I do it. I then use kaconnect to actually attach my
keyboard or RG to iiwusynth. Give it a try!


iiwusynth -m alsa_seq -a jack /1394/data/storage/Soundfonts/elepiano.sf2
iiwusynth: warning: Failed to pin the sample data to RAM; swapping is
iiwusynth: debug: Using 'jack' audio driver

*** libjack: WARNING! Use of function jack_set_buffer_size_callback() is
deprecated! ***

iiwusynth: debug: Jack engine sample rate: 44100

iiwusynth: debug: Using 'alsa_seq' midi driver

iiwusynth: warning: Couldn't set high priority scheduling for the MIDI
iiwusynth version 0.2.4
Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Peter Hanappe and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
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SoundFont(R) is a registered trademark of E-mu Systems, Inc.

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On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 08:32, Ryan Gallagher wrote:
> Hey All,
> I'm excited to try out iiwusynth (it seems to be the only functioning
> software sampler for linux), but I'm unable to get it to make use of my
> oxygen 8 controller.
> When launched iiwusynth thusly:
> iiwusynth -m alsa -M /dev/snd/midiC1D0 -a alsa
> I get this message:
> iiwusynth: error: Failed to write to the audio device
> ALSA lib rawmidi_hw.c:227:(snd_rawmidi_hw_open) open /dev/snd/midiC0D0
> failed: No such file or directory
> iiwusynth: error: Error opening ALSA raw MIDI port
> Failed to create the MIDI thread; no MIDI input
> will be available. You can access the synthesizer
> through the console.
> There is in fact no device /dev/snd/midiC0D0 but there is a
> /dev/snd/midiC1D0.  My module.conf file lists my oxygen8 as sound card
> 1 (my delta 66 is sound card 0).  And switching things around there
> causes unpleasent results for the delta.
> Anyone have any thoughts on this matter?
> Gracias,
> ryan
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