ideal sequencer-synth communication protocol?

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ideal sequencer-synth communication protocol?

Postby raboof » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:19 pm

Say you'd be writing an application that emits notes, but would like to leave turning them into sounds to other applications.

Options seem to be:
- ALSA MIDI: linux-specific, tried and tested, well-supported
- JACK MIDI: potentially portable(?), new, can be connected to alsamidi applications
- OSC: portable(?), new, ?

Any others?
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Re: ideal sequencer-synth communiction protocol?

Postby ntnunk » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:01 am

I think I'm confused. What you're saying sounds exactly like what MIDI does. Are you looking for something that isn't MIDI that does this?

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Re: ideal sequencer-synth communiction protocol?

Postby raboof » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:55 am

ntnunk wrote:I think I'm confused. What you're saying sounds exactly like what MIDI does. Are you looking for something that isn't MIDI that does this?


MIDI might be a good option - indeed the first 2 options I mentioned are MIDI routed though either Jack or ALSA. OSC seems like an interesting other candidate, but I haven't looked into it very closely yet.


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