[LAD] platform choices, jack for sequencing?

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Mon Nov 14 04:13:56 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 20:07 -0800, Iain Duncan wrote:
> Thanks everyone for all the help on my architecture questions. It
> seems like a lot of the best practise functionality has
> tools/components for it already in Jack. I *was* planning on using
> rtaudio in order to be cross platform, but if it's a lot easier to get
> things done in Jack, i could live with being limited to linux and OS
> X.
Jack MIDI should (at least in theory) be portable to any platform where
Jack runs.
> Just wondered if I could poll opinions, for a real time step sequencer
> meant to do super tight timing and by syncable with other apps, is
> Jack going to be a lot easier to work with? Should I just lay into the
> jack tutorials?

Definitely yes.  Dramatically easier, and (AFAIK) the *only* API that
will give you jitter-free sample accurate MIDI between applications.


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