While as some said, yoshimi is pro-audio musician tool, not
kid-friendly, i interpret this issue as rather convenience issue.
Compare with Ardour: when you start session, each time it opens special
dialog, dedicated for initial setup to configure key options. Some
tools have first-start configurator (can't remember exact examples,
just know such tools exist).
As for yoshimi, it could have its own first start dialog (they are
usually done in form of masters), which would include audio device
selection besides other opts, if any.
In Sat, 10 Nov 2018 11:37:38 +0000
Will Godfrey <willgodfrey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm looking at ways to make Yoshimi as inviting and easy to use as
possible for complete beginners and one of the stumbling blocks seems
to be initially getting any sound.
Currently, at first time startup Yoshimi defaults to JACK MIDI and
audio, but should it perhaps be ALSA for both? Either way, it's very
easy to change these later these days, but would this be better.
Personally, I always use ALSA MIDI and JACK audio.
Also, none of my systems have pulse audio installed (and never will)
so I don't know if that causes any difficulties - we don't have a
specific driver for that.