[ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby glowrak guy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:22 pm

alien -d name.rpm converts rpm to deb

alien -r name.deb converts deb to rpm

alien is available in most distro package managers,
and uses a dependency, dpkg which is a standard in debian.

An rpm would be great, but if time is short, your time may be better spent perfecting the editor itself.
Linux people are well equipped to distribute the app in various forms once it's out there.
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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby glowrak guy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:44 pm

tux99 wrote:I could make a rpm package as I know how to do those but then I would have to do many of them for all the different rpm based distros, so again not enough time for that.
I suspect Fedora and Suse musicians are 95% of the rpm users, if you've used common componants
for the editor gui, the rpm will likely work in either, and more. I've used suse and fedora rpms for yoshimi,
qtractor, a2jmidid, and wineasio, among others, in pclinuxos, before such things were added
to their repos, as well as converted many .debs to rpm, including bitwig.
Where there is a will, and a great app, there is a way :wink:

The scripted installers used by U-he, ardour, and Mixbus are great for end-users,
maybe that would be an easy alternative in the future?
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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby Drumfix » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:44 am

tux99 wrote:
The only thing that I didn't get working in Linux is the Audio via USB that the JD-Xi provides (I haven't tried recent kernels and ALSA versions so it might work with those), but I simply use the analog stereo output of the JD-Xi connected to my sound card input.


Try my attached patch

Note: The JD-Xi will only work if the first Midi In is opened by the computer. Therefore it is best to start jack with midi driver = seq.
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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby tux99 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:29 am

Drumfix wrote:Try my attached patch

Thanks.
I guess this is a kernel patch? For which kernel version is it?
Is this patch for USB Audio when the JD-Xi is set to Vendor mode?

Drumfix wrote:Note: The JD-Xi will only work if the first Midi In is opened by the computer.

I'm not quite sure what you are trying to say with that. :?

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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby Drumfix » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:30 pm

Yes a kernel patch for the JD-Xi vendor mode. Can be applied to any kernel version.

If you are in vendor mode, then the MIDI In must be read from all the time, otherwise the JD-Xi will be internally blocked.
You see that the Tap button is not blinking and the sequencer won't start.
If you start reading from the USB Midi In (e.g. using aseqdump or when jack midi is activated), the JD-Xi will work normally.

PS: Updated patch file

The patch file must be copied to the main linux source directory (where you usually call "make") and applied with "patch -p1 <jdxi.patch.txt"
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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby tux99 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:58 pm

Ok, got it thanks, now I just have to find the time to do a kernel rebuild (haven't done it in a long time, last time was 6 or 7 years ago :) ).

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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby GraysonPeddie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:19 pm

tux99 wrote:Why wine when there's is a native Linux version?


For my Roland Fantom XR, I use Roland Fantom-X Editor in Wine. I don't think there's a Linux version, but in Wine, it works very well. No crashes at all.
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Re: [ANN] JDXi Manager- a Roland JD-Xi Editor

Postby tux99 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:28 pm

Here is a brief overview video of the JDXi Manager (Windows version, but as mentioned earlier, the Linux version is practically identical except for slight font differences):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE8MPaLVV3c


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