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debeb 07-31-2011 02:28 PM

Writing MIDI driver/interfacing with linux MIDI
Hello, I am building a midi synthesizer that I'd like to be able to control from linux. I know its a rather broad question, but, how do I go about this? At this point the hardware consists of a simple UART bridge, and I've already written a simple C++ program using termios to send the raw midi data to the device. Obviously I don't want to write a player/sequencer from scratch, so where should I start if I wanted to get this thing to work with, say, a sequencer like rosegarden? Do I write the driver for rosegarden, or hook into alsa or what?

smallpond 08-01-2011 02:06 PM

Write for ALSA, then any app that uses ALSA (like rosegarden) can use it. It sounds like you would be most interested in ALSA's MIDI UART interface.

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