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

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Aug 27 09:28:50 PDT 2017

Just to try to be as clear as possible:

the generic MIDI code used by binding maps (and by dynamically learned
bindings) it not capable of doing what you want.

there's a reason why we have dedicated control code for thing like mackie
control devices, the push 2, the faderport 8 and so on.

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 12:21 PM, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

> 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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