Sat, 09 Sep 2006

ESI Midi Mate USB midi adapter works fine with linux

Got a ESI Midi mate from Streetwise in Hawthorn, although on their web page it is listed as an Audiotrak XP Midia mate it appears the ESI is just the Audiotrak unit re-badged. Works fine with the Linux ALSA midi drivers to the level of testing I have done. The wire used on the midi cables seems a bit flimsy compared to the stuff midi leads are usally made from, but I guess we'll see how it holds up.

Now to get to grips with MIDI sequencing and sampling under Linux. So far SEQ24 and MUSE seem to fit my needs best while being simple and usable (and muse reasonably close to the older Cubase I am used to).

Some tech info on this device plugged into a 2.6.X kernel linux box:

aplaymidi -l

Port    Client name                      Port name
14:0    Midi Through                     Midi Through Port-0
24:0    XP MIDI mate                     XP MIDI mate MIDI 1

/proc/bus/usb/devices

T:  Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#=  4 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0a92 ProdID=1000 Rev= 1.01
S:  Manufacturer=Ego Systems Inc
S:  Product=XP MIDI mate
S:  SerialNumber=ct02090990
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=01(audio) Sub=01 Prot=00 Driver=snd-usb-audio
I:  If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=01(audio) Sub=03 Prot=00 Driver=snd-usb-audio
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
Now the re-assembling of the studio can continue.. if I can drag myself away from tinkering with lastfm long enough.

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