[ardour-users] Automation and the BCF2000

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Mon Apr 25 18:16:31 PDT 2005

On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:00:35 -0600
Keith Smith <kah.smith at shaw.ca> wrote:
> First of all thanks for the new BCF2000 chapter to the Ardour manual.
> It's very well written, and a great addition to the manual.

Thanks, I'm glad it's useful!

> I do have a few further questions though, and I'll apologize at the
> beginning for the constant reference to Cubase -it's my only frame of
> reference in these things.

I see Jesse's followed up on a lot of this stuff, I'll try not to be 
redundant.  A heads-up: I have no idea how Cubase works, so I can't
approach things from that perspective.

> 2. Is there a way to clear or reassign a single track/BCF control
> connection? 

        ( snipped from another email )
> > OK, there is way to do this currently:  attempt to bind the control
> > again (ctrl-middle click, etc), and then click the small popup
> > window to cancel it without sending any midi.
> > 
> > jlc
> Having a bit of trouble with this. As soon as I move the disconnected
> fader Ardour crashes.

FWIW, I haven't had this problem.

> 3. In the Cubase template that comes with the BCF, the buttons assigned
> to Home and FFWD (in the Ardour manual) are mapped to give an additional
> page (if you will) of fader controls allowing a total of 16 tracks
> surface controlled. Is there away to get Ardour to do this?

> > Nope, not yet.  This will come later when we do a good implementation
> > for control surfaces.
> >       .  .  .
> > But a workaround until then, would be to setup another preset on
> > the BCF to handle tracks 9-16, and then just switch the preset.

I've been playing around with things like controlling submixes and
conserving visible track space, and am working on a second preset that
could act like a second page in the way described here.

I'd initially thought the encoder groups might help, but since they don't
affect the faders, that approach had limited usefulness to me.  A second
preset  is just the ticket here.  Two's the limit thanks to the MIDI spec,
with only 16 channels.

I really should perfect saving and loading these things to disk first,
though :-/

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
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