Re: [ecasound] hmm midi

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Subject: Re: [ecasound] hmm midi
From: david moss (
Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 14:37:39 EET

thank you for the helpful mail, I double checked in
proc/asound/devices and I can even manage to cat
/proc/snd/midiC1D0 and fill the terminal screen with
junk values when I move a knob on my controller so I
guess the midi is going to the correct place. But I
cannot get my ecasound ecs to respond to the midi.

Over the weekend I double checked everything and I
have made sure that the controlelr number matches that
of my controller (because ecasound numbers controlelrs
from 0-127 and my controller seems to number them from
1-128). I can get applications such as jack-rack etc
to pick up the midi but I cant get ecasound to work
with this. I read on the list that it is possible to
compile without midi support but I ran aio-register
while in interactive mode and it lists midi devices.

So my question is does anyone know why this isnt

Oh and while Im here can someone explain a way I could
use a midi button to control the muting in a similar
way to that achieved via tkecasound etc....

thanks a lot for any help in advance....

Dave mK

--- Julien Claassen <> wrote:
> Hi!
> Ecasound has midi-support, but no
> alsa-midi-sequencer interface - as I know.
> You can set the correct device in your ecasoundrc
> though. Depending on your
> card (number) and the midi-device you use. You can
> look them up in
> /proc/asound/devices. If I understand this correctly
> you might see a line like
> this:
> 8: [0- 0]: raw midi
> Which means, that you have to use
> /dev/snd/midiC0D0.
> I just recently tried it and it worked.
> To try it: take a look at your midi-controllers
> manual and look up some
> controller numbers (usually the modwheel is 1). Then
> try this:
> ecasound -i test.wav -o alsa,default -ea:100
> -km:1,0,100,1,0
> Be sure to switch your external midi gear to the
> first midichannel. Make
> sure that you midi-selection switch (if you have
> one) is set to simple midi
> (there are some things like MAC and/or PC - I can't
> remember properly).
> If all that doesn't help, check you're
> ecasound-version and ask again. :-)
> I hope that helps.
> Kindest regards
> Julien
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