[linux-audio-user] rosegarden-4-1.0: can't seem to get any MIDI out ...

Sylvain Robitaille lau at therockgarden.ca
Wed Jan 25 16:53:43 EST 2006

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Michael T D Nelson wrote:

> I think the problem here is a confusion between the qjackctl GUI and
> JACK itself.
> ...
> Qjackctl is a GUI written to manage JACK; but, as I understand it,
> it also provides direct control of ALSA MIDI connections.

It's entirely possible that there is confusion such as you mention, on
my side of the keyboard.  I used to work in live sound, and have worked
for the last 10 years as a computer analyst, but although I've dabbled
a little (mostly with Rosegarden-2.x, and sound editting applications
that were contemporary to that version), I'm still very new at using the
computer for audio/MIDI manipulation, let alone for recording of any kind.

I'm still very comfortable with the built-in sequencer on my ESQ1, for
example, though I do hope to be able to synchronize that with Rosegarden,
and perhaps something like Ardour, but it should give you an idea of
where I stand regarding this type of software: it's all very new to me,
and I do feel like a wide-eyed kid in a toy store.  There's a learning
curve, and I'm not quite at the bottom, but I am quite near it and hoping
to get over the steepest portions quickly.

> I have had various difficulties getting Rosegarden to send MIDI to
> fluidsynth (managed with qsynth). Maybe I should try the same?

It hadn't occurred to me last night to try Rosegarden to fluidsynth (for
which I also use qsynth) again (I was really quite thrilled to finally
hear Rosegarden play a sequence imported from a Rosegarden-2.1 file
through my hardware synths and sampler, that the possibility of software
synths completely escaped me for that time).  I certainly imagine it
will work the same: start Fluidsynth, then start Rosegarden, with no
JACK intervention, and I _expect_ that it will work (Rosegarden _was_
aware of FluidSynth running in my earlier attempts, but I also had JACK
running during those times, and was not seeing any MIDI from Rosegarden
to FluidSynth).

Sylvain Robitaille                              syl at alcor.concordia.ca

Major in Electroacoustic Studies                  Concordia University
Faculty of Fine Arts / Music Department       Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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