[LAD] making sense of Jack MIDI; or, is this an appropriate use for Jack?
ingeniousnebbish at cox.net
Fri Feb 15 20:19:03 UTC 2013
On Friday 15 February 2013 12:53:37 Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas wrote:
> Maybe you already have read the propaganda, and came here honestly
> wondering about the truth behind it:
Yes, and I've been trying to hunt down everything I can find regarding alsa and
jack that's not password protected, doesn't require "registration", and
[insert rant: If html email is for children, shouldn't serious documentation
entire books on programming the linux kernel, but so little about either Alsa
> requirements, this may change in the future). But for any other MIDI
> application with sequencing functionality, using Jack MIDI you will
> reinvent the wheel.
> If you look for other MIDI sequencing applications in Linux, all of them
> use ALSA sequencer: Rosegarden, Muse, Qtractor... There is one exception:
> MuseScore is a score editor, with similar goals to yours. It started
But they also use Jack for audio. This is my frustration. If I want to support
both audio and midi, then I have to learn 2 completely different and conflicting
api's. Perhaps this should go in the "what sucks about linux audio" thread.
What I could do 15+ years ago under Window still mystifies me in how to do it
under linux. (And, no, I'm not a shill for MS. I use linux for everything
other than audio, and I really, really want it for audio as well.)
[insert rambling conspiracy or other rant of your choice here]
If Jack is used for audio, then shouldn't there be a kind-of general-purpose
Jack midi sequencer? (... and the crowd muttered, "Idiot. You have no idea
what you're talking about.")
And, furthermore, you young whippersnappers... what does that mean anyway...
Nevermind, time for a nap, I suppose.
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