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Re: KMid (was Re: [fluid-dev] Re: lost connection to Jack server)

From: josh
Subject: Re: KMid (was Re: [fluid-dev] Re: lost connection to Jack server)
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:58:27 -0700
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Quoting Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <address@hidden>:
I'm aware of your Jack MIDI driver for FluidSynth. It is included in 1.0.9,
following the same design of other MIDI drivers. That is one of the problems
and nuisances. Current Jack drivers in FluidSynth running independent Jack
processes for audio and MIDI is against the goals of audio and MIDI pipelines
being synchronized. Other synths have experienced the same nuisances
recently :) http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.audio.users/56686/
IMO, or FluidSynth becomes a fair Jack MIDI client, or it should drop the
driver entirely.

Good to know! It hadn't occurred to me that they would be unsynchronized at that point. Will fix it. Thanks for mentioning this.

Returning to the subject, the goal of having audio and MIDI aligned may be
sound for a soft synth like FluidSynth, or a DAW application like Ardour,
where MIDI is subordinated and auxiliary regarding to audio. But, where is
the advantage of Jack MIDI for a pure MIDI/Karaoke player like KMid?

If a user is already using Jack as their audio subsystem, it seems convenient to me to also use it for MIDI. Same clients, same routing software, etc. But yes, it does seem less useful when playing back pure MIDI files.



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