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by merlyn
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: First Linux DAW
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: First Linux DAW

I'm old school and think of a DAW -- a digital audio workstation -- as hardware. I wonder when exactly Cubase or Ableton started describing themselves as DAWs. On the issue of the latest and greatest software -- there are two main approaches. A series of infrequent, big updates like Debian or a roll...
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work
Replies: 28
Views: 419

Re: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work

davis wrote:Oh, I need to buy cables I guess.
I see. Using 5 pin MIDI is a workaround rather than a solution. Have you got the latest firmware for your keyboard? Other than that I don't have an explanation for why your keyboard appears in lsusb and not aseqdump.
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work
Replies: 28
Views: 419

Re: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work

As far as I can make out USB MIDI isn't working so instead of USB MIDI you could use 5 pin MIDI if you have the inputs.
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work
Replies: 28
Views: 419

Re: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work

I mean old school MIDI connectors like these :

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You would need them on your audio interface along with a MIDI lead.
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work
Replies: 28
Views: 419

Re: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work

Do you have 5 pin MIDI inputs? They would work in the meantime until you figure this out. I would expect your keyboard to just work over USB.
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work
Replies: 28
Views: 419

Re: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work

The CP33 driver you refer to -- a Windows driver? I haven't found Linux needs drivers for MIDI devices. Sometimes firmware is required. If JACK isn't running you could use aseqdump from the command line to see if MIDI is getting in. Start with aseqdump -l to find the port: $ aseqdump -l Port Client ...
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work
Replies: 28
Views: 419

Re: Keyboard is recognised but doesn't work

davis wrote:I use Ableton:
With WINE? The problem is then exposing MIDI in WINE. So this topic should be in 'Running Non-Linux Software'. Or start a new topic -- WINE MIDI in that forum.
by merlyn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Midi Drum Patterns
Replies: 40
Views: 1214

Re: Midi Drum Patterns

I'm not sure where the idea that a performance can be copyrighted is coming from. I took a course on the music business and it taught that there are two kinds of rights -- performing rights and mechanical rights. Performing rights go to the writer of the song and what can be copyrighted here is melo...
by merlyn
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening

King Crimson -- Frame By Frame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpMyf9EJDFA

Frame by frame, death by drowning
In your own analysis
by merlyn
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Presonus 1818VSL SMUX mode
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Presonus 1818VSL SMUX mode

Glad you got it working. If you're happy using JACK all is good. It will be possible to use ALSA and that will involve creating and editing .asoundrc which honestly I find a bit of a nightmare. The solution will be a simple couple of lines. Unfortunately due to what I consider to be the obscure synt...
by merlyn
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Presonus 1818VSL SMUX mode
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Presonus 1818VSL SMUX mode

I just noticed that was your first post. Welcome to the forum!

Sorry to hear that didn't work. From my reading of the Mac instructions I got the impression it's 14 input mode. Are you using JACK? JACK defaults to the maximum number of inputs. Would starting JACK with 14 inputs and outputs work?
by merlyn
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Presonus 1818VSL SMUX mode
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Presonus 1818VSL SMUX mode

I had a look at the link you posted. On a Mac the 1818 can be controlled with software built into the OS. On Linux there is alsamixer which may or may not offer the controls you need. Type alsamixer into a terminal, select the 1818 with F6 and see what controls there are.
by merlyn
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: MusE Sequencer
Topic: New MusE logo
Replies: 50
Views: 1017

Re: New MusE logo

I was in a band that had some graphic design work done and there was a difference between the logotype and the logo (or logomark). If we take Nike -- the swoosh is the logo and the combination of the word 'Nike' and the swoosh is the logotype. In this scenario we've got ideas for the logotype. For a...
by merlyn
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Wind and the Lake (classical / symphonic poem)
Replies: 44
Views: 894

Re: The Wind and the Lake (classical / symphonic poem)

I naively assumed MuseScore would automatically take care of things like this, but it's actually unreasonable to assume it's up to the tool to let you write things properly: otherwise it would be impossible to write syncopated rhythms, for instance, as the tool would "fix" them for you. Or maybe th...