I think it would be a good thing to be able to use Fluidsynth on
Mac OS X, and encourage your efforts.
I'm not entirely sure what you are asking about, but there is (on
Mac OS X) a software MIDI interface. It is not turned-on by
default, but it is fairly easy to turn it on.
The details of how you turn it on have changed over the various
releases, but this (below) should be enough for you to try using
(or getting) A MIDI Interface
options require you to either turn-on, or obtain a MIDI
This section tells you how to do it.
and least-expensive way to do this, is to turn-on the “IAC
software MIDI interface already on your machine (but
Here's how you
Click on (or
Click on “Audio
If the “MIDI
window doesn't appear (only the Audio setup window
menu-bar (top of screen), click the “Window” menu, and
select “Show MIDI window” from the menu. When you do
this, the “MIDI Studio” window should appear.
Note: You may
double-click the “IAC Driver” icon.
In the “MIDI
window, double-click the “IAC Driver” icon. When you do
“IAC Driver Properties” window should appear.
In that window,
“Device is online” check-box is clear, click on it to
In the “Ports”
pane, toward the lower-left, click the “+” button to add
Bus 2” port.
In the menu-bar
of screen), click “Audio MIDI Setup”, and choose “Quit
MIDI Setup” in the menu that appears.
you can get an inexpensive USB hardware MIDI interface
$35. This approach is useful if you want to connect to a
information on using a MIDI interface to connect the
Keyboard to a software product like Garage Band, click
on the link
To MIDI Software Using a Hardware MIDI Interface
MIDI interface as shown in the above link, in the
Keyboard's “F1 Help/Setup” pane, configure its MIDI Output
drop-box to send to your MIDI interface. If you used the
MIDI interface, it will be called “Bus 1”, or “IAC Bus 2”.
As for a way of playing music using a typing keyboard, you may be
interested in what we have done in that regard. You can check it