MOTU(Mark of the Unicorn)

Satyen Sheth satyen.sheth at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 00:56:55 UTC 2011


I don't know if this ever made it to the list - resending..


I don't see a lot of activity on this list, but here goes.
> I'm very excited to see this project, thank you!
>
> I'm running Natty (Ubuntu Studio)
>
> If anyone has feedback on my problem, I'd like to hear from you.
>
>
> GOAL:
> produce a song using linux music tools and show that it can be done using
> perfectly working OLDER midi gear which is no
> longer supported by companies.  My interest is getting MOTO-XT working,
> speicifically.
> There is a huge demand from abandoned
> users (per gearslutz forums) for getting good use out of motu-xt/av
> (parallel port versions).
> I believe that Linux can be a viable solution for producing professional
> quality music.
>
>
> Problem:
> I have an old MOTU XT which I'm trying to get working with Ubuntu Studio.
> In general - lack of documentation and tutorials.
>
>
> Specifics:
>
>    1. BIOS parallel port setting: port 278, irq = 7
>    2. Boot into ubuntu, have to load modprobe snd-mtpav manually (module
>    installs)
>    3. Fire up Jackd and it sees MTPAV under ALSA
>       1. To see this I goto either: patch bay or connections
>
>
> Issues:
>
>    - lsmod shows parallel port and snd_mtpav and dependent modules
>    installed
>    - since snd-mtpav is installed after boot - manually, parallel port
>    has already grabbed resource? (not sure)
>    - Not sure what the "play" button does on jackd (not documented
>    anywhere)
>    - Tried MANY permutations of connections from jackd connections window
>       - Why are there two windows which seem to do the same thing:
>       connection window and patchbay window
>       - Tried to connect computer to direct port 1 (input/output)
>       - Tried to connect broadcast to direct port 1 (input/output)
>    - Observed.. pressing key on synth keyboard shows MIDI OUT signal is
>    OK (red light on MOTU-XT lights up)
>    - MIDI IN fails (green light never comes on)
>       - this means MIDI loop is *NOT* complete
>       -
>       - Not a lot of good examples with MOTU unit
>    - jackd docs are a bit scarce.
>
> thanks for reading
> -S
>
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