View Full Version : [ubuntu] midi keyboard how to needed

August 31st, 2008, 02:04 PM
I bought a casio PX-100 electric piano. i didn't bother with the more expensive model that had more instrument options, figuring that i could add more through my computer.

i tried for a long time to figure out midi on linux but never got it set up right and eventually gave up. i settled with the keyboard as it is.

the other day, a friend gave me a copy of native instruments. i installed it in virtualbox xp, only to find that the keygen had a virus. and i remembered why i switched to linux in the first place.

so i am back at it. i have jack installed with a gui, rosegarden, fluidsynth/qtsynth, bristol (which crashes every time i open it) and now i have no idea what to do next.

all i really want is to get additional instrument sounds out of my keyboard (B3, Moog, etc...) but i can't figure it out. and i can't find an easy how to guide to set it up.

any help is appreciated...

(i hope i posted in the right place)

September 2nd, 2008, 11:01 AM

September 8th, 2008, 12:25 PM

September 8th, 2008, 01:13 PM
what midi interface are you using in your computer? have you installed the drivers etc?

September 9th, 2008, 08:49 AM
i have a cable with midi in and midi out to usb.

again, what i want is to play the keyboard through the computer to get additional instrument sounds. when i search, i see a million midi programs for linux, a lot of them seem to be way more powerful than i need, with a steep learning curve. i don't need multitrack editing or notation etc... just a few new sounds.

thanks in advance...