Opened 19 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#7197 closed enhancement

MIDI hardware support

Reported by: (none) Owned by: SF/ender
Priority: normal Component: Audio
Keywords: Cc:
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Description

What about adding support for MIDI hardware (e.g. MPU-401 interfaces, AWE/SBLive wavetable, ...) via OSS and ALSA?

This would have three advantages: - easier to set up than timidity (e.g. SuSE Linux 7.3 does not come with a suitable timidity version, since the server interface is not compiled in, and it lacks a complete GM patch set that works with timidity, since the supplied version does not accept configurations generated with sf2cfg)

- less CPU overhead (hardware mixing vs. software mixing)

- potentially higher quality, depending on the synthesizer used

Ticket imported from: #504266. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/13.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by (none), 19 years ago

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I second this. Sam and Max is not the same without the wonderfully composed midi music

comment:2 by SF/laxdragon, 18 years ago

Using MIDI is now in CVS. Please read the latest readme.txt on how to use it.

comment:3 by SF/ender, 18 years ago

Closing. If the midi support in CVS isn't adequate, please feel free to submit a patch :)

comment:4 by SF/ender, 18 years ago

Owner: set to SF/ender
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by digitall, 23 months ago

Component: Audio
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