[Ardour-Users] cannot import MIDI files (Ardour 3)

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Mar 17 02:30:44 PDT 2013

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 4:33 AM, Federico Bruni <fedelogy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Il 17/03/2013 01:02, Paul Davis ha scritto:
>      I've just realized that, when I use the firewire soundcard (and the
>>     firewire driver), the MIDI driver option in Qjack is set to none and
>>     cannot be modified. On the other hand, if I use the laptop soundcard
>>     and ALSA, I can set the MIDI driver to seq or raw but sound doesn't
>>     work at all in Ardour (not only midi, but any kind of file).
>> http://manual.ardour.org/**setting-up-your-system/midi-**on-linux/<http://manual.ardour.org/setting-up-your-system/midi-on-linux/>
> Thank you, I missed that.
> I played with ardour patchbay (see image attached) and I managed to
> playback the MIDI. But it's playing through the laptop speakers. I'd like
> to hear the MIDI playback in the headphones connected to the external
> soundcard (just like any audio track in Ardour).
> I've read http://manual.ardour.org/**signal-routing/the-patchbay/<http://manual.ardour.org/signal-routing/the-patchbay/>
> But I don't know what to do.

you're using timidity. last time i looked this is not a JACK client. it
won't send output via JACK at all.

you need to use either an LV2 plugin within Ardour or an external
synthesizer that uses JACK. timidity is a very basic general MIDI player -
it gets the job done for a few things, but its not really a typical
component in music creation workflows.


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