Sat, 09 Sep 2006
ESI Midi Mate USB midi adapter works fine with linuxGot 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=0msNow the re-assembling of the studio can continue.. if I can drag myself away from tinkering with lastfm long enough.