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ARECORDMIDI(1)							ARECORDMIDI(1)

NAME
       arecordmidi - record Standard MIDI Files

SYNOPSIS
       arecordmidi -p client:port[,...] [options] midifile

DESCRIPTION
       arecordmidi is a command-line utility that records a Standard MIDI File
       from one or more ALSA sequencer ports.

       To stop recording, press Ctrl+C.

OPTIONS
       -h,--help
	      Prints a list of options.

       -V,--version
	      Prints the current version.

       -l,--list
	      Prints a list of possible input ports.

       -p,--port=client:port,...
	      Sets the sequencer port(s) from which events are recorded.

	      A client can be specified by its number, its name, or  a	prefix
	      of  its name. A port is specified by its number; for port 0 of a
	      client, the ":0" part of the port specification can be omitted.

       -b,--bpm=beats
	      Sets the musical tempo of the MIDI file, in  beats  per  minute.
	      The default value is 120 BPM.

       -f,--fps=frames
	      Sets  the SMPTE resolution, in frames per second.	 Possible val‐
	      ues are 24, 25, 29.97 (for 30 drop-frame), and 30.

       -t,--ticks=ticks
	      Sets the resolution of timestamps (ticks) in the MIDI  file,  in
	      ticks  per  beat	(when  using musical tempo) or ticks per frame
	      (when using SMPTE timing).  The default value is 384  ticks/beat
	      or 40 ticks/frame, respectively.

       -s,--split-channels
	      Specifies	 that the data for each MIDI channel should be written
	      to a separate track in the MIDI file.  This  will	 result	 in  a
	      "format  1"  file.   Otherwise,  when  there  is only one track,
	      arecordmidi will generate a "format 0" file.

       -m,--metronome=client:port
	      Plays a metronome signal on the specified sequencer port.

	      Metronome sounds are played on channel 10, MIDI notes  33	 &  34
	      (GM2/GS/XG  metronome  standard  notes),	with  velocity 100 and
	      duration 1.

       -i,--timesig=numerator:denominator
	      Sets the time signature for the MIDI file and metronome.

	      The time signature is specified as usual with two numbers,  rep‐
	      resenting the numerator and denominator of the time signature as
	      it would be notated. The denominator must be  a  power  of  two.
	      Both  numbers should be separated by a colon. The time signature
	      is 4:4 by default.

AUTHOR
       Clemens Ladisch <clemens@ladisch.de>

				  17 Sep 2007			ARECORDMIDI(1)
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