[LAD] [ANN] Qtractor 0.5.3 - The Delta Whisky natural cask strength!

Alex Montgomery apmontgomery at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 17:53:46 UTC 2012

For the record, QJackMMC is an ALSA *and* JACK Midi slave, but you're
right that it only listens to MMC messages and does not produce them.
You're also right that it won't help you at all, but I did want to set
the record straight ;)

-- Alex

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Albert Graef <Dr.Graef at t-online.de> wrote:
> On 01/04/2012 04:55 PM, Rui Nuno Capela wrote:
>> that's correct. qtractor mmc-locate resolution is crippled to 30fps
>> since eh... ever? :)
> Is that a polite invitation to go fix it myself? ;-)
>> yes (or no:) qtractor does not send out any mmc-locate messages on its
>> loop turnarounds. sorry. thinking of it, i am not sure whether that is a
>> polite thing to do. let me think again...
>> aha. it brings me down to this humble fact that qtractor mmc
>> implementation is no substitute for jack-transport whatsoever...
> I know that qtractor does jack-transport, but unfortunately that doesn't
> help me since Pd is the client that I use, which has no (built-in)
> jack-transport support whatsoever. There might be a Pd external implementing
> that kind of thing, but my application needs to run in environments where
> just the vanilla Pd might be installed, so I wouldn't want it to depend on
> some obscure 3rd party plugin if I can avoid it.
>> have you tried jackctlmmc? or is it qjackmcc? hmm, i don't quite
>> remember... my aging memory is failing on the spot:)
> jackctlmmc / qjackmcc goes the wrong way round, it's an ALSA MMC slave that
> drives jack-transport. I'd need exactly the opposite. :) I've been googling
> for that kind of thing, but there doesn't seem to be any (apart from other
> full-blown sequencer/HDR applications).
> So, in the light of these observations, it still seems worthwhile to have
> better MMC support in Qtractor. Do you have any plans to work on this some
> time?
>> slaintheva!
> Cheers!
> Albert
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