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AMIDI(1)										 AMIDI(1)

NAME
       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 exclu-
       sive) 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 <clemens@ladisch.de>

					   26 Jun 2006					 AMIDI(1)
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