For years now I am using Mixbus and Ardour with Jack. Pure bliss. It works like a charm.
The reason I am considering to use Alsa directly with Ardour is due to the fact that Ardour demands you use the pesky jack-alsa midi bridge in order to get midi into Ardour when using Jack.
That kills it for me, since if I switch the alsa2jack midi bridge to enable then I lose all the communication that my myriad of other midi programs have with devices. It is really a pathetic situation. Very few midi software apps are jack-midi supporting, and just forget all the legacy stuff. the alsa-jack bridge just grabs all the devices and shuts all the legacy midi out of using them even if alsa itself doesnt use them. Irresponsible at best. Furthermore there is no alsa config to prevent the bridge from grabbing everything. If you could set it up to only grab certain midi devices it would be workable, but no… the bridge was written in totalitarian mode confiscating all midi.
So I have to rather reluctantly send all my audio directly through alsa in order to free up the midi.
Problem is that Ardour/Alsa just doesnt work here for literally years over several distributions…
Here is a video showing Jack connecting like a charm, but no connection to alsa.
It makes NO DIFFERENCE if I totally disable jack and try to connect to alsa.
The Ardour/alsa implementation seems like junk to me it never works having tried it on about 5 different distros.
Jack always works like a charm/sans midi
Anyone have an idea how to resolve this Ardour/Alsa connection issue ?