FreeBSD multimedia

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Sun Oct 29 04:45:41 UTC 2017

On 27/10/2017 12:43, blubee blubeeme wrote:
> For instance is it possible to use Alsa/OSS to control midi keyboards and
> link synths and DAW gether without Jack running?

It will depend on what you have/plan to use.

I use lmms and hydrogen, I use oss for audio and run jack for midi as
jack is the only way I have found to get a USB midi keyboard to work.

My jack midi patch has been merged into lmms but has not made it into
the ports tree yet.

> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 9:47 AM, blubee blubeeme <gurenchan at>
> wrote:
>> I wanted to wrap my head around a few things.
>> Typically music tools on Linux and FreeBSD uses Jack to connect up all the
>> devices.
>> The question is do you have to use jack? At first I liked jack because I
>> can connect up all the things with the pretty GUI and connections but
>> setting up Jack seems a bit cumbersome.
>> Can I work with just OSS and Alsa and still do all the typical stuff midi,
>> connecting devices together?

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