[LAU] Midi over Internet

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Thu May 14 16:14:07 CEST 2020

On Thu, 14 May 2020, rosea.grammostola wrote:

> What are the possibilities for me if I want to sent midi data trough a 
> crossover-cable in a local network?

Not sure what you mean by a crossover cable here but probably not whatever 
I am thinking :)

> Play a synth from a midi sequencer on host A, sent it to a synth on host B.
> Linux - Linux and maybe Linux - OSX.
> I think I tried QmidiNet once, but it gave me quite some latency iirc.

I can't speak for the latency, some of that would be jack (if used) on 
either end but some may also be network. How local is the LAN? how many 
switches/routers does the signal go through? how busy is the LAN? Is 
wireless involved? Are there any old style hubs? Is there any traffic 
shaping going on?

I do not know if this is any better than ipmidi (QmidiNet) but there was 
an announcement last month:

rtpmidi is compatable with the built in rtmidi in MacOs/osx etc.

Len Ovens

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