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Old 05-30-2007, 03:48 AM   #1
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Anyone use Linux for Music Production? Need Help

I use ubuntu studio on my desktop i love the operating system, but i have no clue on how to get midi to work. For example when i use Wired, i have my Jack Connection Kit started nd it detects my USB MIDI keyboard. I goto settings check off my midi keyboard, i then open a midi track, select my midi keyboard as a input and i select the output as one of the synths, i goto play something, and nothing shows up or is heard, i hit the keys and the virtual keyboard on the synth dosent do anything it shows no midi signals, can anyone help me out with this?

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:38 AM   #2
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I've played around with ubuntu studio a bit. Really was installing it for someone else, so I didn't have time to check everything. Do you have a hardware midi card, like a SB audigy or live? Or do you have timidity set up for alsa and running?

Old 05-30-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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Each music related program has its own settings. It will not play music by itself. It needs to be setup and configured. Before booting the computer, plug in all the external devices, and turn on the speakers. Then setup the programs. Then turn up the volume settings and stop the muting in the equalizers. For an audio CD to play, do not open it as a data CD. Insert the audio disk in the CD tray, then select the player options.
Old 05-31-2007, 01:58 AM   #4
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I have an M-Audio Delta66 and for midi its a M Audio Keystation49e. It detects it, it plugs in through usb, i run jack before i start my programs nd i connect the Keystation49e for midi input nd select the synth i open for output, it just dosent send any signals, even if it shows up that it exists nd its there
Old 05-31-2007, 03:27 AM   #5
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hmmm.... Ubuntu studio?

How does it compare with FL studio?

I'm keen to check this out.
Old 05-31-2007, 01:45 PM   #6
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I have had better luck with both 64studio and Fedora+PlanetCCRMA than with UbuntuStudio. That being said, I don't have any MIDI devices.
Old 05-31-2007, 11:20 PM   #7
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nd select the synth i open for output
exactly did you create this synth ?
this is a software synth or something hardware on your audio card ?

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Old 06-01-2007, 01:29 PM   #8
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softsynth that you can add from the program called Wired. It seems logically correct to me, but it shows no midi signal when i hit the keys, nd ive selected the keystation as a midi input


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