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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Audacity (installable in the Software Center) is probably the closest to what you want. It provides most of the functionality you've enumerated, with the exception of MIDI editing. For MIDI editing I'd suggest Aria Maestosa, though it's not currently packaged for Ubuntu so you'll probably have to download and build the source.


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Try Pianoteq. It's a physical model synthesizer rather than being sample-based and it costs €100 but there's a trial version for a 20mb download. If your keyboard is weighted and you are focussed on piano and are OK with proprietary software then this one can't be beat.


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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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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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The type of program that allows you to record MIDI data is called a sequencer; try Rosegarden, Seq24, or Qtractor. Your piano can be connected with either the USB cable or a MIDI cable.


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From: http://www.xlnaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=704 "Ok, then you can use the drum map available in the "User area/User Downloads" area! This will remap the midi from GP (which I guess is GM compatible) into the AD keymap. You can also drag'n'drop files from AD's beat library into Cubase to build your drum tracks, 3600 beats and fills recorded by a ...


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The Linux MultiMedia Studio (open source) and the EnergyXT (closed source, running natively under Linux) mentioned in this answer, is great for Music creators/producers and even performers. Placed here just for your convenience: You can use both the Linux MultiMedia Studio (lmss) at which seems to be an alternative or similar software to Fruity Loops, ...


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I apologize at the outset for just providing a partial answer, but I can at least tell you that I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with an Axiom 49 successfully "out of the box" (no special configuration necessary). The output to lsusb looks the same for me as for you, so I don't think the problem is there. I'm using python with pygame to read in MIDI events. (if you ...


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These "descriptor read" and "address" errors indicate that the USB communication with the device does not work for some reason. It's likely that the cable, a connector, the host controller, or the device is defective. Try with another controller/cable/device to check which one.


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To let Jack and PulseAudio work together better, you should use pasuspender. With the options -m alsa -a alsa, amsynth should not use Jack. (You can the use aconnect to connect the keyboard to the synth.)


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This is all entirely untested because we do not have a MIDI keyboard here. Nevertheless let me give you some good resources from where you may be able to get MIDI and other audio play together in harmony. When running JACK you have several options on what to do with PulseAudio, as outlined in the JACK Wiki (commented by me): Do not use JACK and PulseAudio ...


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You cannot record to a MIDI in Zynaddsubfx, as it is not a sequencer, but only a "simple" synth. You can however, record to a WAV file. If you want a MIDI, you will have to hook up Zynaddsubfx to seq24 or a similar sequencer program, create a song, and save to MIDI from there. You will need to hook up Zynaddsubfx and the sequencer again, to play the song, as ...



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