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Hydrogen doesn't work with NetJack

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ramAustralia
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Hi,

I'm using a number of machines all running Linux, most are running Debian Sqeeze, some are running Linux Mint 17 including the most recent version.  Hydrogen versions are 0.9.4 (mostly) and some as recent as 0.9.6-Beta3.  None of them work with NetJack.  It connects and looks like it should work, but the transport doesn't go and no sound comes out.

The Linux Mint 17 machines are using:

jack -R -d netone

for NetJack.  The Linux Debian Squeeze machines are using:

/usr/bin/jackd -r -u -dnetone

for NetJack.

In the absence of jack all versions of Hydrogen work fine.  With only local jack (jack as the master) Hydrogen works fine.  When the machine is a netjack "slave", no luck.  Every other softsynth, recording, and compositional tool I have works fine, so the problem seems to be in Hydrogen and may have been there for a long time. (I guess it has been a while since I've used Hydrogen on a large project ;-)

I'd greatly appreciate any help you can render.

ramAustralia
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Oops, so sorry!  Hydrogen DOES WORK with NetJack, it just works differently than I expected.  The Hydrogen synths on the slave machines are actually live.  Clicking on the instrument panel generates their respective sounds.  The songs and patterns only play when the Jack Transport on the Master (the machine with the fancy soundcards and clock) gets turned on.  This makes sense and will prove to be useful.  The various versions of Hydrogen are working like a charm. 

Sorry again for the false alarm.

 

mauser
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Hi!

Thanks for pointing this out and giving other people a solution. I have never really used netjack myself (besides some experimenting with ardour), but i had the hope that it is transparent to hydrogen since it is just another backend for jackd.

jarrodmacias
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Joined: 03/25/2014

on the forum there are different threads i found related to this topic .... and I must suggest the please give a crystal clear demonstrations of machines ...thanks... kudos to all !!! :)