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OK I figured out the smallest number of steps to get this midi keyboard working: Install qsynth , Jack Control (called qjackctl) , and download Claudio_Piano.rar from here, unpack and save in a handy place. Launch Jack Control (Applications > Sound and Video > JACK Control on older Ubuntu versions, or search for it in the Dash in newer Ubuntu versions) ...


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You'll likely want the playmidi package (sudo apt-get install playmidi) which will allow you to play midi files from the command line. playmidi filename.mid


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There are many different packages/commands you can try: wildmidi (as used by gstreamer) timidity (found this very CPU intensive) playmidi (never tried personally)


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You can play midi with vlc. Just install vlc-plugin-fluidsynth


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Ardour is what you are looking for. You can install it easily from Ubuntu Software Center (shortcut link: ), or by running sudo apt-get install ardour. Does it suit your needs? I guess so. 1) Routing MIDI signal - yes, this is definitelly possible, you can also easily route audio between applications and hardware sources/outlets. If you are looking for ...


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If you just want to get your keyboard to play sound, this is very simple, and you won't need JACK nor Rosegarden for that. These tools are great if you want to record MIDI signal, write notes, and route audio between separate applications, but you don't need that to play sound with your keyborard. My step-by-step would be to: Plug in your MIDI device to ...


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vmpk is a virtual MIDI Master keyboard, and does not produce any sound. To generate sound, you must connect the MIDI output from mvpk to the MIDI input of some tone generator (e.g. qsynth). If you then connect the audio output from the tone generator to the audio input for your monitors, you should hear some sounds. In your specific situation, ...


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An alternative solution: In Qsynth: MIDI tab: Enable MIDI Input box checked ALSA Sequencer Client ID: Qsynth1 Audio tab: Audio driver: alsa Soundfonts tab: SFID 1; Name /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2; Offset 0 In VMPK: -->Edit -->Connections: "Enable Thru on MIDI Output" checked Input MIDI Connection <blank> Output MIDI Connection ...


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a solution using only alsa-utils timidity pmidi via the commandline is also possible. start timidity in the background timidity -iA -B2,8 -Os & find out the ports of the midi keyboard and timidity via pmidi -l connect the midi keyboard to the midi sequencer via aconnect port_midi_keyboard port_timidity e.g. aconnect 24:1 128:0


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Normally you won't be able to play back midi by default. Install ubuntu-restricted-extras (should pull in everything), and then try again. You may also need to search for sound fonts in synaptic and install a package (you will need fluidsynth - but I think this gets pulled in by the package I mentioned earlier).


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You should look at the -Q option. For example, the format -Q 0,-3 would mute all channels, but not the number 3.


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I don't know about Rosegarden, but you can run qjackctrl from the package manager. Amsynth is an easy little way to make sound midi->jack. I don't know how to run jack and pulseaudio at the same time - ie running chrome through jack (looking into it right now, actually). My experience in 12.04 is easy so far to make sound. Install qjackctrl and amsynth ...


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I believe MuseScore can edit MIDI files. MuseScore should already be available in the Universe repositories, so you can download it (apt-get install musescore) wihtout adding any repos. However, the Universe often contains outdated versions of programs. If you want to have the latest version, you can MuseScore PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ...


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You may look at: Music editor and MIDI/audio sequencer Free patch set for MIDI audio synthesis Also on the Audacity wiki page it's said that the MIDI support in Audacity is buggy, but there is a list of tools for working with MIDI provided: Musescore (Cross-platform, Open Source) Tuxguitar (Cross-platform, Open Source) Red Dot Forever - very simple ...


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Usually audio-players do not support playing midi file, that strictly speaking are not audio files. You can play midi file through a MIDI software synthesizer, like Timidity or Fluidsynth. In the Rhythmbox FAQ you find the following question: Can I use MIDI files with Rhythmbox? Rhythmbox uses the GStreamer media framework for actual playback and ...


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You can install a synthesizer from the Software Centre such as Bristol as well as a program to route midi commands from the keyboard to the synth, such as Jack Control. Midi can either go over two different protocols, ALSA or Jack and Jack Control handles both. Bristol, by default, uses ALSA. Jack Control opens several windows and can look a bit forbidding ...


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If you're using jack to route your audio, then the jack server will take exclusive control of your sound devices, thus making pulseaudio unable to output any audio for other applications. This is what you want when using low-latency audio, as pulseaudio isn't designed for low-latency work. However (as you've noticed), it means that when you're done, pulse ...


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A simple suggestion: Try installing Timidity, which should provide your Ubuntu with a MIDI synthesizer, enabling it to play MIDI output.


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I have the same problem. The best workaround I have found (to save downgrading) is to just install Timidity++ and then associate one of the interfaces (I use the GTK+ one) with MIDI files. It is not the best solution for instance if you have any midi files in your Totem playlists you will still get silence, and also means that you have to have two music ...


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Most applications won't connect their MIDI output to any synthesizer/soundfont you use (same for the MIDI input). That means you will need to instruct the system where it should pass the MIDI data from tuxguitar, GuitarPro6 or anything else. The simpliest way to connect MIDI inputs/outputs is to use aconnect tool - it has GUI frontends aconnectgui and ...


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) I got the same problem on my Notebook. I tried to boot into recovery to remove the package manually with dpkg -r timidity-daemon. It doesnt work for me because dpkg reports an error two for an package (lexmark-driver). Perhaps it works for you ...


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Something to try Its been a long time since I've played with anything like this. If you lucky, your software will allow direct input from /dev/input0 (or whichever your joystick is) Good luck.


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Any MIDI editor will work. The most popular ones include Rosegarden, QTractor. The first one is much more complex and feature-packed, while QTractor is lighter and more oriented towards audio. You can find several more in the Ubuntu Software Center, like MusE, Scolily or Canorus. Check which one you will like most!


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Do an lsmod in the terminal. It should return something like this Module Size Used by bnep 17923 2 rfcomm 38408 12 ip6table_filter 12711 0 ip6_tables 22528 1 ip6table_filter pci_stub 12550 1 vboxpci 22882 0 vboxnetadp 13328 0 ...


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First of all, VMPK does not pass MIDI data through it. That means that if you use it to play notes it will output them, but if you'll provide it with MIDI input it will highlight the pressed notes, but will not output them. To enable passing MIDI to the output, go to menu Edit->Connections, select "Enable MIDI Thru on MIDI output", and confirm by pressing ...


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According to the crash course on the midi specification you simply send an event 'Z' with an all notes off which is explained as 00 B0 7B 00 00 to indicate no time delay B0 to send a midi control signal 7B to send an all notes off 00 does nothing (padding) You can see a list of midi control bytes here: MIDI Controller Numbers Happy hunting!


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Have you tried the instructions here: How can I set up my Linux/Unix machine to play WolframTones compositions? ?


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Here are instructions to make sf2 files available to wildmidi (and thus gstreamer): https://cybolic.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/gstreamer-midi-and-ubuntu/ Worked beautifully for me (although unsf may crash for your sound bank, didn't seem too robust). Should work ok in rhythmbox, assuming that it uses wildmidi plugin. From the command line: gst-launch filesrc ...


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You can create a .desktop file for doing this. First, create a script using terminal: mkdir -p bin gedit ~/bin/jack_control.sh In the new opened file, add the following lines: #!/bin/bash pid=$(pgrep -x jack_control) if [ "$pid" = "" ]; then pulseaudio --kill jack_control start else jack_control exit pulseaudio --start fi Save the ...



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