[ardour-users] MIDI control surface help

Rob Fell robin.fell at ntlworld.com
Mon Feb 14 11:26:37 PST 2005

Hi people

I'm trying to determine the protocols (i.e. MIDI CC messages) used for 
control surfaces with Ardour (I'm investigating building my own control 

For this experiment I'm using my old Atari as a MIDI source (sending 
MIDI CC messages), but I'm having trouble binding them in Ardour.


	amidi -p hw:0 -d

I can see the messages I expect to receive from the Atari.

I've edited my ardour.rc to include <MIDI-port tag="hw:0" 
device="/dev/snd/midiC0D0" type="alsa/raw" mode="duplex"/> but still it 
does not work :(

Apologies for being a MIDI dunce here, but can anyone point me in the 
correct direction to make this work? Should I connect MIDI source/sink 
in QJackctl?  If so, which ones?  Are there any special settings I 
should select in Ardour::preferences?

Currently using Ardour beta-19, delta-1010, and QJackctl (yes - it's a 
rather old Ardour, but I'm not in a position to change to the shiny new 
one right now).

Any hints/clues greatly appreciated.


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