[LAU] Maintaining MIDI Connections

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Wed Jan 23 08:52:19 EST 2008

On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:19:29 +0100
jeremaja niko <jeremaja.niko at googlemail.com> wrote:

> hi m
> 1. i think you need "aconnectgui" or "kaconnect", very simple tools
> to route your midi connections. there is "aconnect" as a command line
> tool.
> 2. as far as i know there is no difference between jack midi and alsa 
> midi - jack is using alsa midi.
> hope this helps
> nikola

2. is true for older jack, however newer versions and the 0.109 release
also support jack midi where the big difference is, as far as I
understand it, that jack midi has the same time source as jack audio,
whereas alsa midi and jack audio have different time sources.

They are not compatible by default, recent qjackctl and patchage can
manage both. There are little apps like a2jmidid that allow you to
connect alsa midi to jack midi ports.

hope it doesn't confuse even more ;)

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