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Midi brains

Postby tavasti » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:10 pm

From thread viewtopic.php?f=24&t=18059#p89545
j_e_f_f_g wrote:
tavasti wrote:links for such board?


http://shop.lividinstruments.com/brain-jr/

That will do just about everything for you.

Interesting product, but configuration is with mac / windows software. Does anybody know if configurator (java) works also in linux, and is there any other linux-compatible cheap alternatives for that product?
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Re: Midi brains

Postby j_e_f_f_g » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:13 pm

The product is configured by sending particular midi System Exclusive (SysEx) messages to its midi out. All the software does is let you enter the value for some setting, and then the software stuffs the value into the needed SysEx message sent to the Brain's midi out.

Since the Brain is USB-Midi compliant, ALSA will detect its midi in and out ports.

All you need is a linux app that lets you enter/send a Sysex message. There are a number of those, starting with the simple command line pmidi.

And of course you need a list of the Brain's Sysex messages. Here they are:
http://wiki.lividinstruments.com/wiki/Brain_Jr_Sysex

In fact, this configuration software is so simplistic, I could throw together a gui app that sets those parameters you need to adjust. Bottom line: Don't worry about the config software running on linux.

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Re: Midi brains

Postby tavasti » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:01 pm

j_e_f_f_g wrote:In fact, this configuration software is so simplistic, I could throw together a gui app that sets those parameters you need to adjust. Bottom line: Don't worry about the config software running on linux.

In fact, that app is java, so it might be possible that i could work also in linux?

Anyway, I asked manufacturer itself does their software support linux, let's see if they answer!
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Re: Midi brains

Postby tavasti » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:36 am

Livid answers:
It does not work on linux, though I have used it through WinE before, but it was pretty slow.
(It was made using Max.)
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