[LAU] MIDI over wifi on Linux, revisited

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Mon Jan 4 21:32:53 UTC 2016

On 01/04/2016 08:23 PM, Chris Caudle wrote:
> On Mon, January 4, 2016 1:30 pm, Rui Nuno Capela wrote:
>> good grief someone raised the issue after all this time...
> I'm actually surprised that no one else has pointed out yet how fragile
> WiFi is, or how non-suited for reliable stage use.  Someone needed to.
>> so you were having a uw oven (near|on) that
>> studio of yours?
>> think again :)
> Who said studio?  I did point out that some of these concerns do not apply
> if you control the building where you would be using WiFi, but if you look
> back at Jonathon's original message from 23 December he specifically said
> "for production on stage."
> I take "stage" to mean a concert environment, possibly in a different
> location every day, so different specific interference conditions every
> day, and where you do not have the ability to control the entire
> environment, such as whether someone in another band is cooking their food
> in a microwave directly behind the stage, or whether half the audience has
> the wifi hotspot of the phone turned on, or whether the venue has a lot of
> wifi webcams streaming video at the same time, etc.
>> http://www.howtogeek.com/171869/why-does-running-my-microwave-kill-my-wi-fi-connectivity/
>> hth.
> Helps me or helps Jonathon?  I would never try to run my MIDI equipment
> over WiFi during a concert, that's Jonathon's windmill to slay.  ;)

hope that helps every1 ;)

re. said studio

yes, might be yours truly qmidinet (or ipmidi) on the stake here...


qmidinet/ipmidi never meant to be midi-over-the-air as far as for live, 
uncajed (faraday-wise;)) open, public-address or whatever situation, 
let's be certain... instead, it's always assumed an in-house flat or 
home-studio situation, for x-sake :)

when in doubt, get it all wired over good old and trusty ethernet-- i 
bet it might even go on par and even exceed old current-loop, 
cabled-midi timing specs :P

rncbc aka. Rui Nuno Capela

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