[ardour-users] Ardour not showing as MIDI client?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Sep 16 18:00:48 PDT 2005

> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <Ardour>
>    <MIDI-port tag="Delta 1010" device="/dev/snd/midiC0D0" 
> type="alsa/raw" mode="duplex"/>
>    <MIDI-port tag="PCR" device="/dev/snd/midiC2D0" type="alsa/raw" 
> mode="duplex"/>

you are suffering from the usual out-of-date ardour.rc problem that we
still don't know how to solve.

your ardour.rc file is specifying two *raw* MIDI ports, which means that
ardour will not be visible to the ALSA sequencer that is the basis for
the connectivity shown in qjackctl and other control apps. raw ports
means that Ardour talks directly to the port h/w (via a driver) and does
not participate in the sequencer (routing) system at all.

change the port definitions to just one:

	<MIDI-port tag="seq" device="ardour" type="alsa/sequencer"

which is what the current ardour.rc file contains. then you will be able
to connect up ardour as you wish.

better yet update your ardour.rc file and you will avoid the "unknown
command" messages you get during startup.


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