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       jack-dssi-host [-v] [-a] [-n] [-p <projdir>] [-<i>] <libname>[:<label>]


       jack-dssi-host is a simple DSSI host that listens for MIDI events on an
       ALSA  sequencer port, delivers them to DSSI synths plugins, and outputs
       the resulting audio via JACK.
       jack-dssi-host can host up to 16 instances of DSSI synth plugins,  each
       of  which is sequentially assigned a MIDI channel from 1 to 16.  Plugin
       outputs (if `-a' is not specified) are connectioned sequentially to the
       available  JACK  physical output ports, wrapping back to the first JACK
       port  whenever  the  available  ports  are  exhausted.    Plugin   user
       interfaces  (UIs)  are  started  for  each  instance  (if  '-n'  is not
       specified.)  jack-dssi-host will exit  when  the  last  plugin  UI  has
       As  a special case, if jack-dssi-host is started with a name other than
       `jack-dssi-host', and if that name (plus an `.so' suffix) can be  found
       in  the DSSI_PATH search path (see ENVIRONMENT below) as a valid plugin
       shared library, and if no further command  line  arguments  are  given,
       then  the  first  plugin  in that library will be loaded automatically.
       This provides a convenient way to run a plugin by simply symlinking the
       plugin's basename to jack-dssi-host.


       -v     Verbose mode.

       -a     Disable   automatic  connection  of  outputs  to  JACK  physical

       -n     Disable automatic starting of plugin user interfaces (UIs).

       -p <projdir>
              The project directory to pass to both plugin and UI.

       -<i>   Number of instances of the  following  plugin  to  run  (max  16
              total, default 1).

              Name  of  the DSSI plugin shared library (.so) to load. This may
              be an absolute path to the library file, or  just  the  filename
              itself,  in  which  case  the  DSSI search path is searched (see
              ENVIRONMENT below).

              the label of the plugin to load from the library.   If  this  is
              omitted, the first plugin in the library is used.

       [...]  Optionally more instance counts, plugins and labels.


       jack-dssi-host -2 -1
       Runs  two  instances  of the first plugin found in, assigned to
       MIDI channels 0 and  1  and  connected  to  the  first  available  JACK
       outputs,  and  one  instance of the "fuzzy" plugin in with MIDI
       channels 2 and 3 and connected to the next available JACK outputs.


       jack-dssi-host  will  search  for  plugin  shared  libraries   in   the
       directories specified by the environment variable DSSI_PATH, which is a
       colon-separated list of directories. If DSSI_PATH is not set, a default
       search  path  of  /usr/lib/dssi, /usr/local/lib/dssi, and (assuming the
       environment variable HOME is set,) $HOME/.dssi is used.


       This manual page was originally created by Mark Hymers  from  the  help
       text of the application, for the Debian project (but may be freely used
       by others).

                               January 5th, 2009             jack-dssi-host(1)