--- a/jack-dssi-host/jack-dssi-host.c
+++ b/jack-dssi-host/jack-dssi-host.c
@@ -1312,7 +1312,7 @@
 
     if ((portid = snd_seq_create_simple_port
 	 (alsaClient, clientName,
-	  SND_SEQ_PORT_CAP_WRITE | SND_SEQ_PORT_CAP_SUBS_WRITE, 0)) < 0) {
+	  SND_SEQ_PORT_CAP_WRITE | SND_SEQ_PORT_CAP_SUBS_WRITE, SND_SEQ_PORT_TYPE_APPLICATION)) < 0) {
 	fprintf(stderr, "\n%s: Error: Failed to create ALSA sequencer port\n",
 		myName);
 	return 1;