[LAD] MIDI in jack

Jeremy Jongepier jeremy at autostatic.com
Sun Jul 6 16:58:03 UTC 2014

On 07/06/2014 06:44 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jul 2014, Brett McCoy wrote:
>> You might want to take a look at some previous implementations of
>> similar ideas (using console keyboard for MIDI). They use the ALSA
>> sequencer, I believe
>> http://vmpk.sourceforge.net/
>> http://alsa.opensrc.org/Vkeybd
> Some of that code will be useful, but both of these run in user space
> and use the Xorg keyboard inputs. This means that if I have a synth
> connected to virtual kb, as soon as I try to change the synth patch, I
> loose my virtual keyboard access because keyboard follows focus to the
> synth application (which is what we want almost always). That is why I
> have to run as a system user.


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