> I think everyone will find this useful at some time
> Let me know of any devices I should add. Also, does
pretty much any
> MIDI controller work with Linux? I remember reading
> and due to the nature of MIDI that would make sense.
Not quite "any" MIDI controller, or USB-MIDI
cables/converters will work with Linux. I think that
any "class compliant" USB-MIDI device should basically
work with the most common MIDI messages like playing
simple midi files, or midi keys on a keyboard.
Of course, SYS-EX messages are proprietary and may not
work without special software to decode such SYS-EX
data, such as assignable buttons, knobs, sliders.
There might be other non-standard uses to worry about,
especially for arranger keyboards, or workstations,
like file access, saving settings, registrations...
If local stores allow you to bring in your Linux
notebook to try, try it out. Or if you explain to
them you want to try with Linux and they have liberal
return policy, tell them that before you try anyway.
At least , if enough potential customers tell them
that we want Linux support, hopefully the words get
echoed back to the manufacturers and in time their
attitude may change.
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