From: Peter Harbo <pnh@wo...> - 2004-07-29 13:25:45
I am just starting to learn Linux music and rosegarden and have been interested
in purchasing a Yamaha DGX-505 keyboard with USB port instead of MIDI to
use with my Shuttle SB-51 computer, which has no MIDI port. It only has
an ICH4 845G/GL Chipset so I use the snd-intel8x0 module. I am running
Mandrake 10.0 and the latest rosegarden (R4 v0.9.8).
My question is, should I expect to use the DGX-505 with this configuration?
I have read that Mandrake support for USB MIDI isn't there yet and I am not
sure what is meant by that (downloading a file must work, but interactive
From: Rick Henry <rhenry@ac...> - 2004-07-29 14:36:16
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 09:09:27 -0400, Peter Harbo wrote
> My question is, should I expect to use the DGX-505 with this configuration?
> I have read that Mandrake support for USB MIDI isn't there yet and I
> am not sure what is meant by that (downloading a file must work, but
> interactive capture doesn't??).
If Yamaha's USB implementation is to spec, then you shouldn't have any
problem, assuming you're using ALSA/snd-usb-audio. I'm not familiar with
their USB keyboards, so I don't know if it is or not, but you should check to
make sure. In the event it's not, why not get a cheap USB-to-MIDI adapter
that's built to spec. Edirol, as well as several other manufacturers make
some good, cheap multiport interfaces. That way you'll never have to worry
about what USB device you're using. Just plug into the MIDI port on the I/F
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