Roland A-800 Pro

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organbob
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Roland A-800 Pro

Postby organbob » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:34 am

Maybe you could help me? I recently purchased the A-800 Pro keyboard and a personal user license of Reaper (v5.95) for Linux (Mint), plus an M-Audio Midisport 2x2 midi interface. My purpose is organ practice and recording audio. Somehow I cannot find out how to get the keyboard working in Linux. Whatever I try (via interface, directly via usb), Reaper doesn't recognise the keyboard. I am completely inexperienced with DAWs and rather overwhelmed by all the options. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Roland A-800 Pro

Postby tavasti » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:54 am

First thing to do would be check that kernel finds that.

Try:
- unplug that keyboard from usb
- run dmesg | tail -n10
- plug keyboard back to usb
- run dmesg | tail -n15

From that later output, checking lines that have been added after first run of dmesg | tail would tell does kernel find driver to that keyboard. You can post output here in case you have problems understanding those line by yourself.
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Re: Roland A-800 Pro

Postby j_e_f_f_g » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:46 am

For linux, you must turn off the a800's "advanced midi mode". Page 65 in your manual tells you how.

Then restart your a800.

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Re: Roland A-800 Pro

Postby organbob » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:46 pm

Alas, still not working. When I run dmesg I get the following output...

id=1)
[ 61.956906] wlo1: associated
[ 62.192582] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlo1: link becomes ready
[ 118.906360] wlo1: deauthenticating from 9c:c7:a6:cf:f2:17 by local choice (Reason: 3=DEAUTH_LEAVING)
[ 122.041498] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlo1: link is not ready
[ 122.079483] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlo1: link is not ready
[ 138.214246] wlo1: authenticate with 9c:c7:a6:cf:f2:17
[ 138.219430] wlo1: send auth to 9c:c7:a6:cf:f2:17 (try 1/3)
[ 138.264131] wlo1: authenticated
[ 138.268069] wlo1: associate with 9c:c7:a6:cf:f2:17 (try 1/3)
[ 138.276868] wlo1: RX AssocResp from 9c:c7:a6:cf:f2:17 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
[ 138.278686] wlo1: associated
[ 138.295415] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlo1: link becomes ready
[ 5290.132200] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 11 using xhci_hcd
[ 5292.476220] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 12 using xhci_hcd
[ 5293.212250] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[ 5293.469313] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=0763, idProduct=1050
[ 5293.469319] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 5293.469323] usb 1-6: Product: MIDISPORT 2x2 Anniv
[ 5293.469327] usb 1-6: Manufacturer: M-Audio
[ 5293.573126] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

Again, I am quite new with both Linux and DAW's, so I did not completely comprehend what I needed to do with dmesg.


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