[ardour-users] MIDI control surface help

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Mon Feb 14 11:32:54 PST 2005

Rob Fell wrote on Mon, 14-Feb-2005:

 > 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 
 > surface).
 > 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.
 > Using
 > 	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 :(

Can you post any error messages you get from the terminal? Are
you sure /dev/snd/midiC0D0 is the right device?  Also, make sure
that the <Option name="midi-port" value="hw:0"> has the correct
value.  Another option is to try the alsa seq port, by substituting
seq for hw:0 in the <Option name="midi-port" ...> tag.  This is
the case where you would then use qjackctl (or other) to patch
your hw midi port to ardour's.


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