Using an Arturia Minilab (USB out only), I can control a Korg Volca (MIDI in only) using a Tie Studio 1|1 MIDI-USB adapter via LMMS (by setting up any instrument in LMMS and routing MIDI-in & MIDI-out appropriately; The instrument isn't used except to perform the routing).
I also know that I can do the same thing by using (eg) a Kenton USB-MIDI router, or, I assume, by using pretty much any DAW.
What I want to know is whether I can do this without either a DAW or any other hardware device other than the USB-MIDI adapter: Can I use my Linux laptop as a "MIDI software router"? If so, what do I need to do?
I'm using Puppy Linux "Bionic" 64-bit. ALSA. Jack is installed.