[ardour-users] Control surfaces
jesse at essej.net
Mon Jun 7 12:21:15 PDT 2004
Them wrote on Mon, 07-Jun-2004:
> Jesse Chappell wrote:
> > > It seems a lot of the less expensive controllers (like ALL of the
> > > M-Audio ones) are USB only, and will only work under Winders or Mac
> > > since software is used for the USB->MIDI interface.
> > Actually, almost all of the USB->midi hardware is supported in
> > linux right now. A few of the other dedicated USB controllers
> > (such as the contour shuttlepro) can be supported via a user-level
> > driver that maps to alsaseq MMC, etc.
> > What hardware do you have in mind?
> Actually, I was looking also at the Contour Shuttle Pro (which I can get
> a discount since I have a registered version of Cakewalk) and some of
> the M-Audio controllers, which are all USB (and cheaper than the JL
> Cooper products). Do you have more information on their support under
> Linux? I couldn't find any via the Linux USB site.
The shuttle pro is a different class of product, and the support
for that with linux/ardour is called sxpress, and was recently written and available
As for the m-audio stuff and other midi-like devices see the other
posts here. I'm a little confused as to the scope of the interfaces
you are interested in, as m-audio doesn't appear to make control
"surfaces" or transport control devices.
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