JackTrip and QJackCtl on the latest macOS 11 and 12 | Definitive guide?

I’m lost in the Jack rabbit hole: Jack, -Trip, -Pilot, -Router, QJackCtl v.??, for macOS 11 and will be upgrading to macOS 12, shortly. In addition, I can not keep track of what works and what is out-of-date among the plethora of open source projects . Does anyone have a definitive approach/guide for set-up (macOS 11)? For instance, are software, like Logic Pro and Max/MSP, no longer Jack-aware?

Don’t worry, it’s a steep learning curve especially when the documentation spans two decades. You have found your way to some good info here and with 15 years in, I will help you. We could even do a zoom at some point if you like. See below for short answers:

I’m lost in the Jack rabbit hole:

Jack, is the mixing interface that talks to the computer system audio and ‘hosts’ Jack -trip to send to and receive from the network JackTrip will run in without JACK

-Pilot,

basically does similar things as jack but not as much and don’t run both

-Router,

is deprecated and only available in windows it lets a daw run jack as a native app

QJackCtl v.??

is the navigation app for JACK comes in the jack pkg but is technically a separate app with a separate dev team

for macOS 11 and will be upgrading to macOS 12, shortly. In addition, I can not keep track of what works and what is out-of-date among the plethora of open source projects .

JackTrip lives on github. THE LINK BELOW HAS A CHANGELOG AND LINKS TO GITHUB https://jacktrip.github.io/jacktrip/

Does anyone have a definitive approach/guide for set-up (macOS 11)? For instance, are software, like Logic Pro and Max/MSP, no longer Jack-aware?

Jack-Router is what made apps ‘Jack-aware’. The JACK audio team stopped supporting Jack-Router for OSX, but it is still available for Windows during installation - check the box.

OSX users have migrated to Loopback or Blackhole for virtual routing from JACK/JackTrip to their DAW or other apps. Jan Stoltenberg made a video on it a while back on the following link: 4.1 – How to record Jacktrip in your DAW / Connect DAW output to Jacktrip - YouTube

Let me know if you would like to zoom.

Thank you @Synthia . First, I will run tests with my colleagues. Next, I’ll get back to you on this topic. Does this forum permit me to DM you, only?

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all here are welcome to chime in on your post. DMs to me can be sent to synthia@synthiapayne.com - book me on synthiapayne.com

thanks!

Thx @Synthia . This article did it for me
https://www.haven2.com/index.php/archives/loopback-routing-jacktrip-audio
Nevertheless, it would be nice to chat.
I still have questions about your JT experiences

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A great resource to be sure! Please feel free to post your questions here and I’ll share what I know. Others could have input too. Like you could create a post for multiple people to contribute. I like to think about sharing in terms of adding to the continuum.