[ardour-dev] ardour2 + behringer BCF-2000 ?

Christophe Combelles ccomb at free.fr
Sat Nov 18 02:13:05 PST 2006

we will be starting using ardour2 for production in a small studio as soon as 
next monday!! It's probably risky but we like living dangerously :)
(We've tried to use some previous 0.99 simple sessions with success, but once it 
is saved with 2.0, it's unusable on 0.99. )

Just to say, I've also tried vanilla kernel 2.6.16 + rt29 patch, and it gives 
very good results for latency. I still have a few problems with hard drive 
speed. I have two disks as raid0.
I was previously running Sarge with reiserfs for root and XFS for audio.
Now I've switched to dapper with full ext3 eveywhere, it's not better.
When I read just 4 tracks and I ffwd with the roll, it sometimes says that the 
drive is not fast enough. Otherwise I can read 30 tracks at once with no 
problem, but then it stops as soon as I move a window. I guess there are a few 
optimisations problems. (the card is a matrox M400 with xinerama)


Paul Davis wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 00:22 +0100, Christophe Combelles wrote:
>> hello,
>> I have successfully compiled and packaged the beta8, and I've also successfully 
>> built one with vst (I've been asked, I don't use it personnaly, I didn't have 
>> yet enough time to try every ladspa...), all this on Dapper.
>>    Everything seems great although I got a few crashes, especially when adding 
>> many tracks at once (27).
>> But there is one thing I couldn't do : using again the BCF-2000 I've been using 
>> with 0.99 for a long time. Did someone try?
>> Is there something different in 2.0 than in 0.99 ? Something special to do ?
> a) make sure your ~/.ardour2/ardour.rc file defines:
>   <MIDI-port tag="control" device="ardour" type="alsa/sequencer"
> mode="duplex"/>
> b) Go to Options -> Control Surfaces -> Generic MIDI and select it to
> enable it
> c) continue as for 0.99.3
> d) for feedback, go to Options -> Control Surfaces -> Generic MIDI ->
> Controls -> Feedback and click to enable it. You are now officially in
> uncharted territory :)
> --p

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