jack midi and lmms

Hans Petter Selasky hps at bitfrost.no
Fri Jun 7 09:48:13 UTC 2013

On 06/07/13 11:43, Shane Ambler wrote:
>  From my earlier post I get the idea that while usb-midi on freebsd may
> technically work it doesn't fit into the standard midi device lists so
> doesn't "just work" like an old midi device. I'm not sure what midi
> device support used to be like with sound cards but it appears that
> traditional midi support is not very common.
> It looks like jack is the only usb-midi support that we have, which
> currently means hydrogen is the only app supporting it (apart from the
> jack examples)
> So I have started adding jack midi support to lmms. I have basic midi
> input mostly working - that is soundfont and zynaddsubfx cause lmms to
> freeze on jack-midi input but all others appear to work fine.
> Anyone interested in helping/debugging? Am I the only one that wants to
> use this? Is there any interest in jack midi support for other apps?

Hi Shane,

This sounds very interesting. You know there are many examples how you 
can do the JACK MIDI interface part, like jack_umidi, jack_ghero, 
jack-keyboard etc, in ports. I'm not an expert about the LMMS MIDI 
subsystem, but would like to test any patches!


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