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Old 07-18-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Audigy 2 ZS MIDI support

Just bought a Audigy 2 soundboard. I have sound in X but midi has no audio feed. I've tried to adjust the volume panel controls, I've tried sending the midi file directly to the port, still the midi software isn't giving me any sound. I'm running alsa 1.0rc5 and gnome; I have everything installed. I'm stumped. I'm running Kernel 2.6.6
*below is my current soundcard configuration with alsa*

client 0: 'System' [type=kernel]
0 'Timer '
1 'Announce '
client 64: 'Audigy MPU-401 (UART) - Rawmidi 0' [type=kernel]
0 'Audigy MPU-401 (UART)'
32 'Audigy MPU-401 #2'
client 65: 'Emu10k1 WaveTable' [type=kernel]
0 'Emu10k1 Port 0 '
1 'Emu10k1 Port 1 '
2 'Emu10k1 Port 2 '
3 'Emu10k1 Port 3 '

*modprobe.conf is as follows*

alias eth0 sis900
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-emu10k1 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-emu10k1
alias usb-controller ohci-hcd
alias char-major-195* nvidia

*alsa.conf defaults are as follows* (I thought it might be a default setting that I don't know about)

defaults.ctl.card 0
defaults.pcm.card 0
defaults.pcm.device 0
defaults.pcm.subdevice -1
defaults.pcm.front.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.front.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.rear.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.rear.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.center_lfe.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.center_lfe.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.surround40.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.surround40.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.surround41.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.surround41.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.surround50.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.surround50.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.surround51.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.surround51.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.pcm.iec958.card defaults.pcm.card
defaults.pcm.iec958.device defaults.pcm.device
defaults.rawmidi.card 0
defaults.rawmidi.device 0
defaults.rawmidi.subdevice -1
defaults.hwdep.card 0
defaults.hwdep.device 0
defaults.timer.class 2
defaults.timer.sclass 0
defaults.timer.card 0
defaults.timer.device 0
defaults.timer.subdevice 0

Last edited by n_hendrick; 07-18-2004 at 12:53 PM.
Old 07-18-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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a little tweaking in timidity did the job I have midi support again....only in timidity....there must be a broke line in the alsa connections, is there any way to get the command output of Timidity++ from the terminal.....
Old 07-22-2004, 02:15 AM   #3
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midi with audigy 2 zs


I've also got audigy 2 zs card and i'm using it under suse 9.

First, I recommend you get and install the newest ALSA drivers. After that you need to load soundfonts with sfxload to hear the midi files. I downloaded my soundfont file (.sf2) from somewhere in the web and it works perfectly. All midis play just fine.

Still, i haven't been able to get the midi in working. I did all i could with no results. Nobody seems to know what the problem is.


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