[Ardour-Dev] Bad visual feedback for KORG nanoKONTROL 2

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sun Aug 27 09:21:01 PDT 2017

Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> writes:

> On Sat, 26 Aug 2017, David Kastrup wrote:
>> This is just a change in the comment.  I assume that I can submit
>> patches to the list when not having a Github account.
> I am not so sure that advice is wrong actually looking at the file. I
> notice that all the controls mentioned are CCs. So if they are not set
> to toggle, The user presses the button, the control turns on, the user
> releases the button and the control turns off. I would expect that
> most people expect the solo to stay on even after they remove their
> finger. Test this for yourself.

Testing it for myself is exactly _why_ I say that advice is wrong.

Should I prepare a demonstration video?

>>> Do you know if they light when banked?
>> First I'd need to know what it means to have the channel controls
>> banked.
> There are two buttons: bank_up and bank_down, in a session with more
> than 8 tracks, when bank_up is pressed do the lights on the controler
> show what the gui shows for the next 8 tracks?

Sigh.  It doesn't move into non-existent tracks apparently.  I'll need a
bit more time to give a feedback about this one.

> Using the mackie control part of ardour would be better if you
> could.

That's what I did at first but I was advised against it.  It also had
drawbacks (don't remember right now what they were).  The nanoKONTROL
can operate in a number of modes with slight differences.  I might take
another look.

> An alternative, if you have a smart phone,

Haven't and won't.  Too many time sinks already around.

David Kastrup

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