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


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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 vmpk 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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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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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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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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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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According to the aptitude --help purge - Remove packages and their configuration files. reinstall - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package. So, what you have done is that, you have purged the packages that are in your command and reinstalled them. So, far so good, but there was just one part in your command that ...


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Solution for Ubuntu 14:04 LTS> open the synaptic package manager> type in search: fluidsynth> install plugin: vlc-plugin-fluidsynth> enjoy, sen need to install VLC, because only the totem works perfectly.


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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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I know it's a bit too late, for future users, ardour seems to be the best option, there's a free and paid version and it is available in ubuntu's repo, you can install it via apt-get, it's called ardour or ardour3.


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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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The /dev/*midi* files are for the OSS interface, which is considered legacy. Apparently, CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL is not enabled in your kernel. You are supposed to use the ALSA library for receiving MIDI data, but you could just read from /dev/snd/midi*-


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When using Frescobaldi in Ubuntu 15.10, the package libportmidi0 must be installed so that Midi playback works correctly. Just install it using a terminal: sudo apt-get install libportmidi0 Tested with QSynth, Patchage et VMPK midi tools. Cf. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/frescobaldi/+bug/1572566


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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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The gstreamer method of playing MIDI is to use the sound card's sequencer to do so. However, many sound cards do not necessarily have an instrument for playing MIDI, these days. Instead, you will need to install a software sequencer, such as timidity to play the files.


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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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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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