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Old 1st September 2008, 06:59 AM
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MIDI with SB Audigy 2 ZS on F9

Trying to get my Korg keyboard working with qsynth, zyn, whatever in F9. I am using the midi jacks on the cd drive bay thing ('live drive'?) to connect the keyboard to the Audigy. ALSA isn't recognizing any of the input signals. Here's some output from amidi:

[heycosmo@localhost ~]$ amidi -l 
Dir Device    Name 
IO  hw:2,0    Audigy MPU-401 (UART) 
IO  hw:2,1    Audigy MPU-401 #2 
IO  hw:2,2    Emu10k1 Synth MIDI (16 subdevices) 
IO  hw:2,3    Emu10k1 Synth MIDI (16 subdevices)
but starting 'amidi -p hw:2,1 -d' and pecking away on the keyboard gives nothing. Routing to qsynth via qjackctl also gives nothing. However, the following works just fine:

[heycosmo@localhost Download]$ aplaymidi -l  
Port    Client name                      Port name  
14:0    Midi Through                     Midi Through Port-0  
24:0    Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]             Audigy MPU-401 (UART)  
24:32   Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]             Audigy MPU-401 #2
[heycosmo@localhost Download]$ aplaymidi -p Audigy\ 2\ ZS:32 Aint_Nuthin_But_A_G_Thang.mid
and the sweet sounds of dr dre midi-style are produced by my Korg. One way but not the other.

Any ideas? It's the same driver doing both operations right? A hardware failure would just suck, so I'm not thinking about that right now.

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old 1st September 2008, 07:20 AM
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You haven't mentioned:

asfxload -V100 /wherever/8mbgmsfx.sf2

That sf2 file will be on the Soundblaster CD.

Get the awesfx package (which provides asfxload) here.
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Old 1st September 2008, 04:23 PM
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Do I really need to do that just to test the system? To my knowledge, 'amidi -p port -d' just dumps hex values to stdout based on the received midi signals.

I have loaded qsynth with a .sf2 and connected my keyboard to it using JACK, but to no avail. Connecting the program vkeybd to qsynth works fine though.

I've gotten all this to work in an older distro (FC6 or 7 i think) about a year ago without having to use awesfx.

Last edited by heycosmo; 1st September 2008 at 04:27 PM.
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Old 21st September 2008, 07:32 PM
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brebs, I did the asfxload thing but it didn't help.

I just can't get my card to recognize midi signals from my keyboard.

I have tried initializing the live drive as described by the following,

which basically says, do:
echo -e '\360\000\040\041\141\000\000\000\177\000\367' > /dev/snd/midiC0D1

That doesn't work. Don't know why that should help anyway, since the live drive is obviously working in, as far as I can tell, all other areas.
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