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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
       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 and Clock bytes (FEh, F8h), unless the  -a
              or -c options have 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 and
              Clock bytes (FEh, F8h) will not be shown, unless the -a or  -c  options  have  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.

       -c, --clock
              Does not ignore Clock bytes (F8h) when saving or printing received MIDI commands.

       -i, --sysex-interval=mseconds
              Adds a delay in between each SysEx message sent to a  device.  It  is  useful  when
              sending firmware updates via SysEx messages to a remote device.

EXAMPLES

       amidi -p hw:0 -s my_settings.syx
              will send the MIDI commands in my_settings.syx to port hw:0.

       amidi -p hw:1,0,0 -s firmware.syx -i 100
              will  send the MIDI commands in firmware.syx to port hw:1,0,0 with 100 milliseconds
              delay in between each SysEx message.

       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>

                                           30 Aug 2016                                   AMIDI(1)