winecfg and qjackctl

  • sjewins
Posted: Tue, 10/21/2008 - 19:14
I hope this is the right area. I have wine installed and have successfully installed a midi sequencer I really like. The problem is that it isn't showing up in qjackctl as a readable device. In winecfg I have selected ALSA (and only that) on the Audio tab. I can get the sequencer to play through Jack to QSytnth or ZynSub et. al. but only if I set it to output to Midi Thru and then connect Midi Thru to Zyn etc. in qjackctl. Is there some sort of trick to making a sequencer running under wine present it's selected output ports visible as readable in qjackctl? Thanks, Simon

Hi Pablo :)

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 19:07
40ms seems to be a lot for Linux applications, I can't speak for VSTs that might run using wineasio. There should be no delay, but I guess there will be a delay of the size of one buffer, when synced by Jack transport. I don't remember if it's positive or negative delay By the way, Reaper shows my USB MIDI device and this is fine, like Midi through is too, but the MIDI out of the soundcard isn't shown by Reaper. Cheers, Ralf

Hi Ralf, I haven't

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 18:47
Hi Ralf, I haven't jackbridge installed. I understood that it's not needed for the 32 bit version of 64studio. I haven't checked Reaper, to tell the truth. I'm using the default version of 64s which doesn't have the JACK MIDI tab. Anyway, I normally use Rosegarden through qsynth and certain VSTi to create some tracks but then I record the tracks to ardour, move them a bit in the timeline (up to 40 ms of delay sometimes in the proccess of recording from qsynth to ardour through Rosegarden)and work there with other audio tracks that I record directly. Cheers Pablo

I checked out that

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 18:27
it's possible to use Midi through and USB MIDI out by Reaper, but not to connect to Qsynth without using Midi through.

Pablo, did you launched jackbridge?

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 18:16
For audio you should see jackbridge in QjackCtl, for ALSA MIDI there only seems to be Midi through for all IOs. If you're using a newer version of QjackCtl and you run jackd also with the bridge to JACK MIDI, there also only will be Midi through. For me it is fine with 64 Studio and Suse, but latencies and jitter isn't fine when running Reaper with wineasio, that's why I don't use it. Cheers, Ralf

MIDI connections?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:42
Hi Quentin. If I'm not wrong, Simon is referring to MIDI connections. In the Reaper how-to I can see no mention to it. Just to comment, I've installed 64studio in my father's desktop. I hope someday he'll give it a try. In the meantime I'm testing one MIDI sequencer and notation editor he uses under Windows, called Noteworthy Composer. (In fact it's the only music software he uses although I want him to open his eyes and take a look at Linux audio apps!). Noteworthy runs well under wine, with jack and qsynth but, as is the case with Simon, it doesn't appear in JACK's connections, audio nor MIDI. However, I make the MIDI connection from the MIDI dialog of Noteworthy which does see fluidsynth, and audio from qsynth to playback in JACK. Cheers Pablo

See the Reaper how-to

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 05:10
http://www.64studio.com/node/636