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Timidity as a MIDI server
MEPIS 8.0 can be used with Midi. To enable Midi support, install these three packages:
timidity freepats kmid
To test things out, you can play a midi file from cli like this:
Timidity can however also act as a midi server for other applications. You can start timidity from the cli as a regular user with:
timidity -iA -Os
and leave the command window open
Open up kmid, and click Settings --> MidiSetup, then select
TiMidity port 0
When you are finished switch back to the terminal window and issue Crtl + c to stop the timidity process.
If you want timidity to start on boot, edit /etc/default/timidity to remove the hash from the following line
so it reads like the example below
- Sound software links on site of MIDI editor Rosegarden give good selection of high quality tools you may also need for serious work with MIDI.