[ardour-users] Ardour & BCF2000 USB control surface

Phil Frost indigo at bitglue.com
Mon Dec 26 21:46:17 PST 2005

On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 12:38:59AM -0500, Jesse Chappell wrote:
> On 12/26/05, Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 08:11:12 -0700
> > Steve D <groups at xscd.com> wrote:
> >
> > > So, powering-up and attaching the BCF2000 before launching Ardour does
> > > not seem to work (Ardour is unresponsive to the control-button2click
> > > MIDI controller assignment, and qjackctl refuses to allow the
> > > connection), but launching Ardour first, and then turning on and
> > > plugging in the BCF2000 seems to work fine.
> >
> > This happens to me, too, using any version of ardour or qjackctl on a
> > Planet CCRMA (RH9-based) machine.  Power-cycling the BCF fixes the problem.
> I believe this might have something to do with ardour itself capturing
> the raw midi device in some way that prevents alsaseq from using it. 
> Look in your ~/.ardour/ardour.rc near the top and remove the other
> <MIDI-port ... > lines where the type *isn't*  "alsa/sequencer". 
> (Make sure to edit the file when ardour is not running).

You know, now that you have said it, I remember I had exactly the same
problem and solution when I first started using ardour. Maybe this
default should be changed?

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