[LAU] Pipewire, jack-midi, alsa-midi, rendering, freewheeling etc.

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 08:47:24 CET 2021

As there are interesting discussions about pipewire. I'll go with a 
somewhat open question.

I'm wondering how will 'MIDI' work and especially if an how will 
alsa-midi applications be able to happily and collaboratively :-) work 
with jack-midi ones (currently provided by a2j), potentially with some 

Would it facilitate the vision, which I tried to discuss sometimes on 
this list, about being able to interconnect 'any' midi application on 
Linux _and_ facilitate the faster-than-real-time generation (rendering) 
of a digital file/stream of what the user 'hears'? :-)

It seems that now pipewire does support freewheeling [1], and (maybe) 
that could be promising?


[1] https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/issues/315

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