[LAD] making sense of Jack MIDI; or, is this an appropriate use for Jack?

J. Liles malnourite at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 21:46:03 UTC 2013

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>wrote:

> nobody has ever stepped up to write a library based on JACK MIDI that
> would do "MIDI sequencing" in the sense of your "deliver this event at time
> T where T is arbitrary". nothing is stopping anyone from doing that.

FWIW I have the embryo of such a library in Non-Sequencer and eventually
plan to have it separate enough to be used as an engine for other
sequencers. Others have also talked about doing something similar--but in
Python. I believe there's a workingish prototype.


> what could make quite a bit of sense would be a utility JACK client that
> played an SMF file via JACK MIDI. this would be *relatively* simple to do
> (once you figure out what godawful lump of code you plan to use to parse
> SMF) and would be quite instructional for future questions such as yours.
> however, this tool does not exist at this time.

Yes it does. jack-smf-tools. I've seen a few others too the names of which
escape me (in Python, I believe).
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