MOTU -- parallel port version
ailo.at at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 12:06:36 UTC 2011
On 12/09/2011 01:05 PM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> Check out linuxaudio-user mail list. That's where you want to go with
> these kind of issues. Lots of activity there and skilled people who
> can help you.
Here are the linuxaudio mail lists http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/
> Then there are irc channels at irc.freenode.net/8001. #lad #jack
> #opensourcemusicians #alsa
> You might also want to check in on the alsa user mail list.
> Good luck with your device.
> On 12/08/2011 09:08 PM, Satyen Sheth wrote:
>> Sending this again.. not sure if it got to the list:
>> 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
>> perfectly working OLDER midi gear which is no
>> longer supported by companies. My interest is getting MOTU-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
>> 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
>> 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
>> - 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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