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10.4.4. MIDI Input Configuration

FluidSynth will only produce sound as instructed by a connected (software- or hardware-based) MIDI device. If you are having problems configuring FluidSynth to accept MIDI input, verify the following options.
  1. Open Qsynth's "Setup" window.
  2. The "Enable MIDI Input" setting must be enabled.
  3. There are two settings for "MIDI Driver" that you would likely want.
    • When set to "alsa_seq", the input will appear on QjackCtl's "ALSA" tab in the "Connect" window. This is useful if the MIDI generator device that you are using, such as a MIDI-enabled keyboard, is connected directly to ALSA.
    • When set to "jack", the input will appear on QjackCtl's "MIDI" tab in the "Connect" window. This is useful if the MIDI generator device that you are using, such as Rosegarden, is connected directly to JACK.
  4. You can set the number of MIDI input channels provided by FluidSynth. Refer to Section 10.5.1, “Changing the Number of MIDI Input Channels” below.