[Ardour-Dev] Banking on a surface

Melanie Bernkopf melaniebernkopf at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 23:28:50 PDT 2016

Seems no one has something to say about this.....

I would expect it to be from one upwards if a strip is off or somehow
inactive i would expect it to be there but non functional or it behaves
like the GUI. Out of experience if there is a way in a program to present
something to the user and adding another way it is best to stay with what
they are used to or in that case with interfaces everyone counts up because
they are used to.

As for sending well technically there would it would be possible to send
after the bank change the current strip settings (maybe as a bulk?) with
those strips not used with a value of zero and then not using them or not

I would expect people to expect it that when pressing the bank up button
that the interface shows the current settings of that bank. In the OSC
specification I saw that it is possible to send bundles with several osc
messages being sent at once but haven´t had a closer look at that or how to
differentiate between bundle and normal single message.

If one is on the right or on the left should not matter. If you move a
fader (or whatever it is ) you just have to set a pin on a H-bridge high
read the pot and set the pin low when arriving meaning the important thing
is the number of the strip it is then physically is up to the control
surface. As example I have in my code put
master as  Fader0
Channel1 being Fader1
Channel1 + Banksize is Fader1
(still needs adjustment as osc is not yet final).

Hope this gives a bit of help on that matter.



2016-06-21 20:31 GMT+02:00 Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net>:

> Are there any opinions on how the top bank should be displayed on a
> surface?
> In the MCP code (Mackie Control) I set it so that the bank start was
> always a mutiple of bank size. This means that after a bank, the left most
> strip is always the next strip after the right most strip in the previous
> bank. Some of the strips in the highest bank will therefore be blank/unused.
> The other way of doing things, is that the highest bank sets the rightmost
> strip to the highest strip number and fills back from there. All the strips
> are always used (so long as there are at least enough strips to do so). SO
> far this how the OSC code works.
> Those of you who use a control surface, do you find one way better than
> the other? Does anyone use their control surface with another daw and find
> Ardour does things different and that it is confusing switching back and
> forth?
> Probably both Surfaces should work the same, so I will change the one
> people don't like.
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