[Ardour-Users] Ardour and Jack question

Al Thompson biggles58 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 4 05:21:11 PST 2010

Here's a question which I decided to ask here, since people here would
most understand what I want to do, and will probably have suggestions.

The scenario is that I have two machines: my main machine, a desktop,
and a laptop.  I want to run Ardour and a MIDI sequencer on my desktop,
sending the MIDI out to my laptop to control a softsynth (Bristol), and
send the audio out from Bristol back to the desktop - over IP. 

I currently have jack 0.109 on both machines, which I gather won't do
this.  In googling the issue, it looks like either jacknone (jack2?) or
jack 0.118 will do this.  However, when I try to compile 0.118, it tells
me that I must first remove my earlier jack installation, and when I try
to do this, yum wants to uninstall nearly every piece of software on my
computer "for dependencies."  So, I figured I'd try jacknone, which
won't compile.  It gives a cryptic "err #1" and exits, and a Google
search on this is no help whatsoever.

I also tried aseqnet, which looked like it might work for the MIDI data,
but I've had no luck getting it to send any actual MIDI data between

Is what I want to do even possible?  If it is, can anyone give me a hint
on how to install jack 0.118 on my machines without having to uninstall
everything on them (including kde!) and start from scratch??


Check out the website I've been cobbling together.  It will never be done, but it's a start: 

My blog, with commentary on a variety of things, including audio, mixing, equipment, etc, is at:

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