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Audio and MIDI on NetBSD

Head | Summary | EMU 0404 USB | FA-66 | Fantom-X/XR | INTEGRA-7 | M-1000 | PCR-80 | R-09 | R-09HR | SC-8850 | SC-D70 | SD-90 | SonicCell | UA-1000 | UA-101 | UA-25 | UA-25EX | UA-3FX | UA-4FX | UA-1EX | UM-880 | UM-550 | UM-2EX | UM-2 | UM-3EX | XV-5050 | MOTIF-RACK | MOTIF-RACK ES | MOTIF-RACK XS | MU2000 | UW500 | UX16 | Others

Device List for NetBSD

Last update: 2010-04-25

NetBSD supports various USB audio/MIDI hardwares. Following list and status informations are unofficial, and come with absolute no warranty.

All detailed descriptions are written in Japanese.
Vendor Product Function For Audio For MIDI Additional Notes
Onkyo SE-U77 USB Audio/MIDI adapter NG NG Not worked at all. It seemed to be talking proprietary protocol.
Creative Labs, E-MU 0404 | USB High-speed USB Audio/MIDI adapter NG NG Not worked at all, yet. (read more...)
Roland Fantom-X6 Synthesizer N/A OK? May be supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions.
Roland Fantom-X7 Synthesizer N/A OK? May be supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions.
Roland Fantom-X8 Synthesizer N/A OK? May be supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions.
Roland Fantom-XR 1U Synthesizer N/A OK Supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions.
USB mass storage function is pretty standard, already supported by the umass driver.
(read more...)
Roland, Edirol FA-66 IEEE1394 Audio/MIDI Adapter NG NG No suitable device drivers currently available. (read more...)
Roland M-1000 10-ch Digital Audio Mixer OK N/A For 16-bit/sample generic mode operation, it works well on NetBSD.
For 24-bit/sample advanced mode operation, not yet worked. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol M-16DX Audio Mixer NG? N/A NetBSD does not support isochronous audio streaming over the high-speed USB, therefore the device may not work for audio streaming. It is pending device driver implementation.
Roland, Edirol M-10DX Audio Mixer NG? N/A May be same as the M-16DX. (see above)
Roland, Edirol PCR-30 MIDI Keyboard controller N/A OK? May be supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol PCR-50 MIDI Keyboard controller N/A OK? May be supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol PCR-80 MIDI Keyboard controller N/A OK Supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol SC-8820 Portable Synthesizer N/A OK? Unknown for me, but may be it works well. Please see kern/18096.
Roland, Edirol SC-8850 Desktop Synthesizer N/A OK It works well. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol SC-D70 Desktop Synthesizer NG OK For MIDI function, it works well.
For audio function, this guy is not the class-compliant, and requires adaptive isochornous sink operation controled by asynchronous source flow to avoid slipping/clicking noise. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol SD-20 Portable Synthesizer N/A OK? Unknown for me, but may be it works well. Please see kern/18096.
Roland, Edirol SD-80 Desktop Synthesizer N/A OK? Unknown for me, but may be it works well. Please see kern/18096.
Roland, Edirol SD-90 Desktop Synthesizer OK OK Works well in generic mode. (read more...)
Roland SonicCell Desktop Synthesizer NG OK USB MIDI function is now supported by NetBSD 4.99.32 (2007-10-25) or later versions.
USB audio function is not supported. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-1000 High-speed USB Audio/MIDI adapter NG OK Needs more and more hacks to ehci/uaudio drivers to use high-speed USB audio function.
USB MIDI function is now supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions.
(read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-101 High-speed USB Audio/MIDI adapter NG OK Needs more and more hacks to ehci/uaudio drivers to use high-speed USB audio function.
USB MIDI function is now supported by NetBSD 3.99.7 (2005-08-15) or later versions.
This guy requires adaptive isochronous streaming operation to the driver, but uaudio driver does not yet. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-25 Full-speed USB Audio/MIDI adapter OK OK Audio works in generic (reduced functionality) mode, or MIDI works in advanced mode. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-25EX Full-speed USB Audio/MIDI adapter OK OK Audio works in generic (reduced functionality) mode, or MIDI works in advanced mode with patch. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-3FX USB Audio adapter OK N/A Works well within generic driver mode. uaudio driver can handle both 16-bit and 24-bit. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-4FX USB Audio adapter OK OK Audio works within generic driver mode, or MIDI works in advanced mode. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UA-1EX USB Audio adapter OK N/A Works well within generic driver mode. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UM-1 USB MIDI adapter N/A OK? Unknown for me, but may be it works well. Please see kern/18096.
Roland, Edirol UM-2, UM-2EX USB MIDI adapter N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UM-3EX USB MIDI adapter N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Roland, Edirol UM-550 USB MIDI Adapter/Patcher N/A OK? Unknown for me, but may be it works well. (read more...)
Please see kern/18096.
Roland, Edirol UM-880 USB MIDI Adapter/Patcher N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Roland XV-5050 1U Synthesizer N/A OK Works well. Please see kern/18096. See also more description if you read Japanese.
Yamaha MOTIF-RACK 1U Synthesizer N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Yamaha MOTIF-RACK ES 1U Synthesizer N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS 1U Synthesizer N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Yamaha MU2000 Desktop Synthesizer N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Yamaha UW500 USB Audio/MIDI Adapter OK OK Works well. (read more...)
Yamaha UX16 USB MIDI Adapter N/A OK Works well. (read more...)
Yamaha UX96 USB MIDI Adapter N/A OK? Unknown for me. (read more...)
Yamaha UX256 USB MIDI Adapter N/A OK? Unknown for me. (read more...)

Known Issues

Should be some PRs...

Issues in Process Scheduling

Today, audio streaming application requires very strict real-time processing. The severity is equivalent to traditional i8250 serial controller handling.

Issues in Generic Audio Subsystem

Issues in USB Audio Subsystem

Issues in USB Subsystem


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