[ardour-users] Midi port...

gerard van dongen gml at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 15 06:51:35 PDT 2004

Ardour either uses a raw midi device (f.i. /dev/snd/midiC0D0 or somthing  
like this) or it can set up for an alsa sequencer port.
The available options are in the config files, and the one used is set in  
the option window.
Clearly if it uses the raw device, another app can't use that device.
So you can either set it up to use /dev/snd/midiC1Dx if card1 is  
snd-seq-dummy or set it up as a sequencer client.

I had some problems when I had both enabled in the master config files,  
but alsa-sequencer worked when I edited them so that it was the only  

Hope this helps


On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 14:36:46 +0200, Florian Schmidt <mista.tapas at gmx.net>  

> On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 15:40:19 -0700
> Russell Hanaghan <hanaghan at starband.net> wrote:
>> Can Ardour be set up to connect to "snd-seq-dummy" in ardour.rc?  It
>> seems to hog the only midi input on my Delta 1010lt.  Would I place this
>> instead of "alsa/raw" or similar in the config file?
>> Mucho thanks!
> first i thought this was a seq24 thing, since it also could not be  
> started when ardour was running. I'm not sure what exactly ardour does,  
> but i read reports from user of other apps which are not startable, too,  
> when ardour is running..
> Does ardour grab a hw seq device? And does it somehow claim xclusive  
> access to it? Just a shot in the dark
> Flo

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