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Troubleshooting Linux Audio, Part 3b

Sep 04, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"In this final section I'll present some MIDI-specific troubleshooting tips, along with a brief description of the setup here at StudioDave, a few closing remarks, and of course some links to the Linux music-maker du jour.

"MIDI problems are generally easier to diagnose than audio difficulties. As you might already know, MIDI does not carry audio data, and the tools for troubleshooting MIDI problems are quite simple to use and understand. Your MIDI troubleshooting toolkit should include at least a MIDI monitor program and the ALSA amidi utility. The amidi tool can be used to send an arbitrary MIDI command string to any MIDI device in your system, and the MIDI monitor can watch the data stream to see if your command was correctly sent and delivered..."

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