MOTU(Mark of the Unicorn)
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.
> 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,
> 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.
> I have an old MOTU XT which I'm trying to get working with Ubuntu Studio.
> In general - lack of documentation and tutorials.
> 1. BIOS parallel port setting: port 278, irq = 7
> 2. Boot into ubuntu, have to load modprobe snd-mtpav manually (module
> 3. Fire up Jackd and it sees MTPAV under ALSA
> 1. To see this I goto either: patch bay or connections
> - lsmod shows parallel port and snd_mtpav and dependent modules
> - 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
> - 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
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