[PlanetCCRMA] a2jmidi

Len lenb_99 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 13 04:31:35 PDT 2009

--- On Mon, 7/13/09, Orcan Ogetbil <oget.fedora at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Orcan Ogetbil <oget.fedora at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] a2jmidi
> To: "Len" <lenb_99 at yahoo.com>, planetccrma at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
> Date: Monday, July 13, 2009, 1:08 AM
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Len
> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone used the a2jmidi application? It is a
> daemon that exposes legacy ALSA midi sequencer applications
> in the jack midi subsystem.  Since, for example, ffado uses
> jack midi, it would seem to be a nice way to connect your
> firewire midi hardware to alsa midi applications like
> hexter, whysynth, etc.  Just wondering since a2jmidi has to
> be compiled from source.
> >
> >
> Jack has a built in ALSA2JACK bridge. You can start jackd
> with the
> "-Xseq" flag to invoke it.
> Or if you are using qjackctl, go to
> Setup-->Settings Tab-->MIDI Driver
> This shall be set to "seq". Then restart your jackd.
> Do we really need an extra application for a built-in
> feature? Maybe
> I'm missing something.
> Orcan

I didn't realize Jack had that capability.  That would make an extra app unnecessary, for sure.  Thanks for the info.


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