Connecting usb midi keyboard

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Connecting USB MIDI Keyboard in Arch Linux

  1. We need to install qsynth, jack, qjackctl
  2. Launch qjackctl and check the settings:
 Server Path: jackd
 Driver: alsa
 Realtime=enable; Priority:0
 Soft Mode=enable; Periods/Buffer:2
 Rest of parameters=disable(by default)
 Dither: None
 Audio: Duplex
  1. Start jackd using qjackctl (the Play button)
  2. Connect your USB keyboard
  3. Start QSynth and go to Setup, where you need to load soundfont in SF2 format. You can get free SoundFonts from (in Russian)
Note: After loading the SoundFont, you will have to restart QSynth when it as you to do so.
  1. Go to qjackctl, click Connect and choose the ALSA tab. On the left side you will see connected MIDI keyboard, on the left side - QSynth. Choose MIDI keyboard and QSynth, and click Connect.

Now, try to play on your midi keyboard!