Connecting a FIFO to an alsa controller

From: Thomas Baruchel <>
Date: Thu Apr 16 2009 - 13:03:26 CEST
Hi, for some reasons, I want to use some old piece of software in my Jack installation. I am aware that I can do it with the snd-virmidi Linux module:

modprobe snd-virmidi

but I don't like it that much (for several reasons: first, I encounter some problems; secondly because my piece of software is only a small piece in my installation).

But the program can write its RAW midi output aniwhere I want. Thus I created a FIFO and made my program write there. The output is flushed after each sent byte. If I try

cat myfifo

I can see the raw midi code in "real time".

Now I want this FIFO to be redirected to an ALSA controller in order to redirect the raw MIDI data to a router or a synthetiser. Can I do it with midish?

Best regards,

Thomas Baruchel
Received on Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:03:26 +0000

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