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AMIDI(1)						      General Commands Manual							  AMIDI(1)

amidi - read from and write to ALSA RawMIDI ports SYNOPSIS
amidi [-p port] [-s file | -S data] [-r file] [-d] [-t seconds] [-a] DESCRIPTION
amidi is a command-line utility which allows one to receive and send SysEx (system exclusive) data from/to external MIDI devices. It can also send any other MIDI commands. amidi handles only files containing raw MIDI commands, without timing information. amidi does not support Standard MIDI (.mid) files, but aplaymidi(1) and arecordmidi(1) do. OPTIONS
Use the -h, -V, -l, or -L options to display information; or use at least one of the -s, -r, -S, or -d options to specify what data to send or receive. -h, --help Help: prints a list of options. -V, --version Prints the current version. -l, --list-devices Prints a list of all hardware MIDI ports. -L, --list-rawmidis Prints all RawMIDI definitions. (used when debugging configuration files) -p, --port=name Sets the name of the ALSA RawMIDI port to use. If this is not specified, amidi uses the default port defined in the configuration file (the default for this is port 0 on card 0, which may not exist). -s, --send=filename Sends the contents of the specified file to the MIDI port. The file must contain raw MIDI commands (e.g. a .syx file); for Standard MIDI (.mid) files, use aplaymidi(1). -r, --receive=filename Writes data received from the MIDI port into the specified file. The file will contain raw MIDI commands (such as in a .syx file); to record a Standard MIDI (.mid) file, use arecordmidi(1). amidi will filter out any Active Sensing bytes (FEh), unless the -a option has been given. -S, --send-hex="..." Sends the bytes specified as hexadecimal numbers to the MIDI port. -d, --dump Prints data received from the MIDI port as hexadecimal bytes. Active Sensing bytes (FEh) will not be shown, unless the -a option has been given. This option is useful for debugging. -t, --timeout=seconds Stops receiving data when no data has been received for the specified amount of time. If this option has not been given, you must press Ctrl+C (or kill amidi) to stop receiving data. -a, --active-sensing Does not ignore Active Sensing bytes (FEh) when saving or printing received MIDI commands. EXAMPLES
amidi -p hw:0 -s my_settings.syx will send the MIDI commands in my_settings.syx to port hw:0. amidi -S 'F0 43 10 4C 00 00 7E 00 F7' sends an XG Reset to the default port. amidi -p hw:1,2 -S F0411042110C000000000074F7 -r dump.syx -t 1 sends a "Parameter Dump Request" to a GS device, saves the received parameter data to the file dump.syx, and stops after the device has finished sending data (when no data has been received for one second). amidi -p virtual -d creates a virtual RawMIDI port and prints all data sent to this port. FILES
/usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf default rawmidi definitions /etc/asound.conf system-wide rawmidi definitions ~/.asoundrc user specific rawmidi definitions SEE ALSO
aplaymidi(1) arecordmidi(1) AUTHOR
Clemens Ladisch <> 26 Jun 2006 AMIDI(1)

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ARECORDMIDI(1)						      General Commands Manual						    ARECORDMIDI(1)

arecordmidi - record Standard MIDI Files SYNOPSIS
arecordmidi -p client:port[,...] [options] midifile DESCRIPTION
arecordmidi is a command-line utility that records a Standard MIDI File from one or more ALSA sequencer ports. To stop recording, press Ctrl+C. OPTIONS
-h,--help Prints a list of options. -V,--version Prints the current version. -l,--list Prints a list of possible input ports. -p,--port=client:port,... Sets the sequencer port(s) from which events are recorded. A client can be specified by its number, its name, or a prefix of its name. A port is specified by its number; for port 0 of a client, the ":0" part of the port specification can be omitted. -b,--bpm=beats Sets the musical tempo of the MIDI file, in beats per minute. The default value is 120 BPM. -f,--fps=frames Sets the SMPTE resolution, in frames per second. Possible values are 24, 25, 29.97 (for 30 drop-frame), and 30. -t,--ticks=ticks Sets the resolution of timestamps (ticks) in the MIDI file, in ticks per beat (when using musical tempo) or ticks per frame (when using SMPTE timing). The default value is 384 ticks/beat or 40 ticks/frame, respectively. -s,--split-channels Specifies that the data for each MIDI channel should be written to a separate track in the MIDI file. This will result in a "format 1" file. Otherwise, when there is only one track, arecordmidi will generate a "format 0" file. -m,--metronome=client:port Plays a metronome signal on the specified sequencer port. Metronome sounds are played on channel 10, MIDI notes 33 & 34 (GM2/GS/XG metronome standard notes), with velocity 100 and duration 1. -i,--timesig=numerator:denominator Sets the time signature for the MIDI file and metronome. The time signature is specified as usual with two numbers, representing the numerator and denominator of the time signature as it would be notated. The denominator must be a power of two. Both numbers should be separated by a colon. The time signature is 4:4 by default. AUTHOR
Clemens Ladisch <> 17 Sep 2007 ARECORDMIDI(1)
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