If I understand correctly jackd does not send MIDI clock to external devices.
Could jackd send a stable MIDI clock to external devices?tramp wrote:[...] However, well known is as well, that jack-midi never was done for interact with "hardware synthesizers". For hardware midi handling you indeed better use raw alsa.
That changed, when interaction with software midi devices steps up in the game.
jack-midi is handled in the realtime-audio thread of jack. Developers needs to be aware that anything not real-time save shouldn't be done in the jack_process_callback, regardless if it is midi or audio. You may imagine that a couple of VSTi plugs ain't have a clue about this.
jack-midi does exactly what jeff proposed, no timestamp, plain messages handled as they comes in.
I must admit that I use midi only as a controlling interface, so jitter ain't matter for me, but, for my use case, jack-midi is the best, and painless choice for me and the users.
Does jackd support MIDI 2.0 (SW/HW)?