[ardour-users] doing weird and unconscionable things with Ardour
dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Tue Nov 29 04:54:55 PST 2005
As I explore the depths of 0.99 I decided to check out its support for
MTC. In past releases I've had little luck with it but it's also been a
while since I tested it.
So I fired up Ardour, set the option to send MTC, then I opened up
Sequencer Plus running under DOSemu and set it to receive MTC (30 fps
non-drop). It took a couple minutes to get the connections straight, but
finally everything was set up and ready for tests.
Amazingly, it worked and worked perfectly. Seq+ locked to the time
code without troubles and the recording was flawless. Another impressive
feature, perhaps most valuable to those of us still working with MIDI.
The fact that the time code works with a sequencer running under a DOS
emulator is a testament to the excellent programming skill that has gone
into Ardour and into Linux generally. I wonder how well this scenario
would work with, say, Cubase and Seq+, both running under XP. Is it even
Alas, I don't think I have any apps outside of Ardour that *send* MTC,
so I didn't test it in that direction. Seq+ does send MTC but it's
hardwired for a multiport interface that can't be simulated (at least I
haven't figured it out yet).
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