Re: [linux-audio-user] Connecting JackRack

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Connecting JackRack
From: Russell Hanaghan (
Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 08:04:31 EEST

On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 14:30, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> The connections you listed are midi connections. You have now wired the
> midi signal from the mpu-401 (external midi port?) to jackrack, and from
> jackrack to the wavetable engine. This is not what you want to do.
> You can add reverb if you can connect the wavetable engines outputs
> (look in the tab Audio, instead of midi) through jack-rack. You might
> have to fiddle with the mixer settings on your soundcard. You don't want
> to hear the sound from the wavetable instruments directly, you want to
> record that, so you can connect the output audio ports to jackrack, and
> then the jackrack outputs into the soundcard inputs.

Assuming you have to load soundfonts like with the SBlive 5.1 series,
try Qsynth on for size. Neat GUI front end for Fluidsynth (?) that has
the reverb and chorus controls on the panel. ELiminates all that pesky
command line stuff. :)

> Sampo
> On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 23:28, wrote:
> > Can someone give me a hint about the following...
> >
> > My midi-keyboard is connected to my Audigy soundcard and I use qjackctl to
> > connect it to the emu10k1 wavetable as follows:
> >
> > Readable clients Writable clients
> > 64:0 Audigy MPU-401 (UART) ----> 65:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable
> >
> > Now I want to add some reverb with JackRack. How do I do that? My idea was the
> > following...
> >
> > 64:0 Audigy MPU-401 (UART) ----> 129:0 JackRack control
> > 129:0 JackRack control ----> 65:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable
> >
> > ...only this doesn't work. What does? I googled, but couldn't find an answer.
> > I'm pretty new to midi, so even if it might be obvious, bear with me. Cheers,
> >
> > Hans from Holland

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