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Re: MIDI-to-USB on Debian?




On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 08:06:52 PM Doug wrote:
> On 02/13/2018 04:00 PM, Nicholas Geovanis wrote:
> > Does anyone have a MIDI-to-USB adapter they could recommend for Debian
> > and/or linux?
> > This is just for a point-to-point connection from a Yamaha keyboard to
> > a laptop. Software on the laptop remains undetermined, probably some
> > combination of Rhythmbox, CSound, Supercollider and god knows what
> > else. Thanks......Nick
> 
> Look for a PS2 to USB adapter. I have one that allows me to plug an IBM
> model M keyboard into a Dell laptop, and it works perfectly. (No
> manufacturer's name on it--it just says
> "Made in China" like so much else these days.

I bought a USB to MIDI adapter on ebay.  I didn't save the URL, but the 
description is / was: "USB IN-OUT MIDI Interface Cable Converter PC to Music 
Keyboard Adapter Cord 2017".

It was about $6, with free shipping, and it probably came from the far east 
(most of the stuff I buy on ebay comes from the far east)--it may take 30 days 
or so to arrive.  (There may be a US supplier of the same thing, at a higher 
price.)

(I thought I bought two, one as a spare, but my notes don't say that, and I 
don't immediately see the other one--if I bought 2, I got the 2 for $6 (i.e., 
$3 each).)

I'm using it to interface from Rosegarden on my PC to a Yamaha TG-100.   At 
some point I might also hook up a MIDI keyboard.  I use the TG-100 to output 
songs for me to practice my "singing" ;-)

For my purposes, if there is any latency, I don't notice it.  (OTOH, I have a 
problem with Rosegarden displaying "long" lyrics--I joined a Rosegarden 
maillist to ask for help on that.)