[ardour-users] Tranzport

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Fri May 19 05:43:44 PDT 2006

Sampo Savolainen wrote:

>> I'm interested in trying out the Tranzport control surface... is Ardour 
>> 2.0 stable enough for doing some basic experimentation?
> That depends on your gtk version. With gtk+ 2.8.x, ardour2 crashes randomly.
> I'm still trying to get to the bottom of the problem, but that's another story.
> If you are running gtk+ 2.6.x you should be fine. There is still an issue
> with the tranzport implementation. libusb seems to be a bit too simple for
> the tranzport. This causes some erratic behaviour like ardour not being able
> to catch all button presses sent from the tranzport.
> We are quite confident that we will (= Paul will) get this fixed, but as it
> needs changes to libusb and possibly even the kernel, we just have to wait.
> On the other hand, the tranzport does work already, and it's pretty darn
> coold! :)

Not sure what gtk+ version I have... whatever the latest is in Gentoo, I 
guess. :-) I haven't built 2.0 in a while nor even tried doing any 
recording with it yet.... but it looks so slick!

-- Brett
Brett McCoy: Programmer by Day, Guitarist by Night

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