Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

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Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby dchurch24 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi all,

I recently bought a midi to usb converter, but can't get it working; I started to look at the m-audio midisport (which I used to own and after 2 house moves, now just cannot find anywhere), but the prices are comparable to this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/M-Audio-E-Keys-37 ... ontrollers

...so I have searched round a bit, and a few people mention the same model with extra keys working on Linux, so I was wondering if anyone knows if this would work?

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby Chipfryer » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:16 pm

No reason on Earth why it wouldn't so far as I can see. I have an old Casio with midi in/out. Works just fine.
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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby dchurch24 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:31 am

Do you use a midi-to-usb converter? Which one?

This is straight to USB which is why I was wondering if it would work - of course, the spec says Windows XP through 7 drivers and MacOSX, but no mention of Linux as usual.

I was wondering if anyone had any dealings with these direct midi controllers?

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby autostatic » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:36 am

http://www.m-audio.ca/products/en_ca/eKeys37.html

It's a class-compliant device so should work out of the box in Linux.

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby dchurch24 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:27 am

Lovely - thank you.

Is there any way to find out if this is class-complient:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-MIDI-Keyboard ... oftware_SM

I have one of these at home, but I couldn't get it working.

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby autostatic » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:34 am

Could you plug it in, open a terminal, enter aplay -l && lsusb and post the result here?

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby dchurch24 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:58 am

Will do - am at work at the moment, but the moment I get home, I'll plug the bugger in! ;-)

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby dchurch24 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:17 pm

Hi, am home now, so:

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dave@dave-studio32:~$ aplay -l && lsusb
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: M1010LT [M Audio Delta 1010LT], device 0: ICE1712 multi [ICE1712 multi]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 V1.0
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:0039 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15ca:0101 Textech International Ltd.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


It seems that I can see the device in the lsusb but not in aplay - is this bad?

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby raboof » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:27 pm

dchurch24 wrote:

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15ca:0101 Textech International Ltd.

Added it to https://usb-ids.gowdy.us
dchurch24 wrote:It seems that I can see the device in the lsusb but not in aplay - is this bad?

Not per se: I don't think it should show up in aplay.

Does it show up in /proc/asound/cards ? http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/git-c ... /3/1/25070 suggests something was improved to usbmidi relatively recently - hard to see in what version of the kernel(modules) this ended up though.

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby dchurch24 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:52 am

Hi, thanks for that, much appreciated.

Sadly, it doesn't show up in asound/cards, the only one listed is my m-audio card.

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cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [M1010LT        ]: ICE1712 - M Audio Delta 1010LT
                      M Audio Delta 1010LT at 0xbc00, irq 17
dave@dave-studio32:/proc$

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby spm_gl » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:57 am

It's a midi input device, so why should it show up as a sound card? Does it show up on the alsa midi pane in qjackctl?
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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby autostatic » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:12 am

:oops:
My bad, I meant amidi -l instead of aplay -l.

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby funkmuscle » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:08 am

curious, what is 10.04???
rosegarden??

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby morko » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:23 am

funkmuscle wrote:curious, what is 10.04???
rosegarden??


Ubuntu?

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Re: Will this midi-keyboard work in 10.04

Postby funkmuscle » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:26 am

oh... not my cup of tea.....
thanx for the answer.
But, if it does work on other distros, should be no issue for Ubuntu, shouldn't it???


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