This article is from the Electronic and Computer Music FAQ, by Craig Latta Craig.Latta@NetJam.ORG with numerous contributions by others.
From: tjt@blink (Tim Thompson) Newsgroups: rec.music.synth
Subject: Re: MIDI FAQ?
Date: 28 Dec 91 14:34:29 GMT
Andrew Beattie (email@example.com) writes:
> I'm just starting on MIDI and want to know how to send MIDI from my SCO UNIX
> box. (and who do I buy a card from? are there device drivers available?
If SCO UNIX implies you're using an AT-bus 386 of some sort, there
is a UNIX device driver available called devmidi that can be found in
the ucsd.EDU archive and elsewhere. It supports any MPU-compatible
MIDI interface. The glib librarian/editor, also found in
the ucsd.EDU archive, can use this driver (email me for the changes).
There is also a version of devmidi that allows it to be used with VP/IX,
so you can run DOS MIDI software under UNIX.
For any machine with a standard serial port, you can use the
Key Electronics (1-800-533-MIDI) MIDIATOR MS-114 interface - it goes
from standard RS232 to MIDI. There's no buffering, so to avoid input
lossage you need to run the RS232 at 38.4Kbaud. For MIDI output,
you can run the RS232 at lower rates and still get usable results.
For machines that can run their RS232 at the exact MIDI rate, you
can get by with a cheaper version of the MIDIATOR, I think, the MS-101.
...Tim Thompson...AT&T Bell Labs/Holmdel/NJ...firstname.lastname@example.org...