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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Feb 16 19:35:12 UTC 2013

On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:31:15 +0100, Ralf Mardorf  
<ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:13:33 +0100, Paul Davis  
> <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
>> There are other use cases for MIDI that don't involve soft synths, or  
>> even don't involve music at all. What I find laughable is the arrogance  
>> of pretending that everybody fits a single use case.
> I didn't follow this thread, I randomly read this. While MIDI can be  
> used as an interface for non-music-things, jackd is an application for  
> music usage. There are many issues with MIDI and I hope coders for music  
> applications focus to optimize music application's MIDI for music usage  
> and nothing else.
> If you like to use MIDI as a serial interface for something else, then I  
> won't call it MIDI, but RS foo. You for sure won't take care about the  
> MIDI protocol, e.g. running status, active sensing, _normal_ data vs  
> SysEx etc., pp., but this is MIDI for and music software can't take care  
> about other serial interface use cases.
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My apologize for the wrong quote, it wasn't Paul who has written this ;).

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