[LAU] Maintaining MIDI Connections
lars.luthman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 12:58:35 EST 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 14:52 +0100, hollunder at gmx.at wrote:
> 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.
They _are_ compatible by default (to some degree) - just start jackd
0.109 with the '-X seq' command line parameters to the ALSA driver and
all ALSA sequencer ports will appear as JACK MIDI ports.
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