I've just started fiddling around with LMMS on Ubuntu Linux. I don't want to buy hardware yet but would like to play instruments and samples with an external MIDI controller rather than with the Piano Roll.
Hoped, I could use my Android (6.0) tablet with an appropriate app for that. So I installed TouchDAW (free version), plugged the tablet via USB into my laptop and activated the "MIDI" option from the upper Android pull menu.
In LMMS, I picked the "MIDI input" and "MIDI output" options for the instrument track in concern. While the LMMS interface recognized my Android device as potential MIDI device, I could not make it actually work. In TouchDAW on the tablet I took the Keyboard view, but the pressed keys would not be recognized in LMMS on the Ubuntu laptop.
How can I use my Android device as a (simple) MIDI controller / keyboard with LMMS on Ubuntu?
lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:21d5 Elan Microelectronics Corp. Bus 001 Device 011: ID 2a47:90ba Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2b95 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
aseqdump -l Port Client name Port name 0:0 System Timer 0:1 System Announce 14:0 Midi Through Midi Through Port-0 20:0 Aquaris X5 Plus Aquaris X5 Plus MIDI 1 128:1 LMMS piano02.ogg