[Ardour-Users] can I run FFADO for audio and alsa MIDI devices under jack?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Mar 26 06:32:39 PDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 9:29 AM, allan k <sonofzev at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> Hi All
> Just as written above. I have just bought a Saffire Pro 10 i/o so I can
> use it both with my PC (linux) and my  Mac Powerbook (older PPC).. but
> am considering moving across to a laptop platform (as my external
> sequencer is dying)... I also have a very extensive MIDI setup with a
> couple of controllers and numerous devices hanging off 2 emagic AMT
> 8's.
> I can see that the ALSA midi devices exist but they don't become jack
> MIDI devices in this configuration, even with the MIDI on the Saffire
> Pro turned off. This is using jack svn both versions (1.x and 2.x,
> although latency performance on 2.x is superior).  I'm sure this must be
> possible as there must be numerous people with USB control devices and
> firewire audio.
> So, is this possible with jack if so how do it do it?

at this particular point in time, you can't do this with *just* the JACK

what you can do right now is to run a separate client, "a2jmidi" which will
"bridge" between the ALSA sequencer and JACK MIDI "worlds".
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