Wine and native Midi Problems

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Wine and native Midi Problems

Postby retnev » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:47 pm

I am in final stages completing my linux workstation after a looooot of work.
So much more powerful than windows after you figure out the bottlenecks and misunderstandings,..unbelievable.

I am not good at midi and dont understand the routing it uses.

So to save everyone headaches, please quote a good in-depth primer I can read to get midi working with
1) first on Linux natively, which obviously needs to work before wine will.
2) Then how to get midi working in wine.

In case someone wants to help before I get material to read up, my situation is listed below.

Current test setup.
MXLinux Debian Stretch.
Maudio Uno 1x1 Midi2usb converter.
I plug the midi part of the converter into a Yamaha Motif Keyboard for testing purposes.

I know that the Midisport and keyboard works as I tested it on windows.
On Linux;
I get that the Midisport is recognized by the usb subsystem.
So that part works

However Kmidmon doesnt recognize it, neither does wine.

I want to deal getting it to work on Linux first so I would appreciate it if someone gives me stepwise advice how to get it working from the USB detection (which is ok) to actually capturing the keyboard data.


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Re: Wine and native Midi Problems

Postby merlyn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:25 pm

I'm not familiar with Kmidimon but I would guess it has a setup dialogue. Have you selected your interface in Kmidimon's setup dialogue?

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Re: Wine and native Midi Problems

Postby jonetsu » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:50 pm

retnev wrote:However Kmidmon doesnt recognize it, neither does wine.

I'm curious about how wine can recognize MIDI - how does it work ?

I'm asking because I use wine (wine-staging acutally, with linvst) since about 10 months with Bitwig and Mixbus32C and never ever thought about wine being able to recognize MIDI.

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Re: Wine and native Midi Problems

Postby Death » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:13 am

This guide got me up and running with midi and some other useful stuff. I've got to run through it again soon as I've done a fresh install recently:

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Re: Wine and native Midi Problems

Postby tux99 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:46 pm

The command amidi -l in a terminal tells you all recognized and available MIDI interfaces on Linux.

If it shows up with amidi -l then it's also available in Windows programs running with Wine and any other MIDI software.

Generally most USB MIDI interfaces are plug and play, they are recognized as soon as you plug them in.

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