[LAU] MIDI clock & sync

Julien Claassen julien at c-lab.de
Sat Aug 1 18:34:06 EDT 2009

   OK, I got this. But two questions arise:
1. Is MIDI clock realtime? If so, it could still be used for simple alignment 
2. If MTC measures realtime in hh:mm:ss... then why does it seem so dificult 
to have a program that can translate between it and jack timestamping or LTC 
or whatever it is called? Or am I again mixing it al up? I assume it's highly 
   Another thing: I would/could theoretically use MTC to sync my MIDI-only and 
audio-only apps. Or I could use a program, that translates between MTC and 
LTC. Say I make JACK's realtime clock (taken from the soundcard, if I'm right) 
the master and attune the MTC to it, everything would be fine. Correct?
   Kindest regards

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