[Ardour-Users] BCF2000 and Mackie: quick poll

John Anderson ardour at semiosix.com
Fri Aug 3 01:43:31 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 23:53 +0200, Giso Grimm wrote:
> Tranzport and BCF2000 (MCU-mode) work perfectly well simultaneously,
> changes of one device show immedately on the other device

That's good to know. Thanks for testing.

> Following your hint and after some search in the lists I found that for
> MCU-mode I have to change the line
> <MIDI-port tag="mcu" device="ardour" type="alsa/sequencer" mode="duplex"/>
> to
> <MIDI-port tag="mcu" device="/dev/snd/midi2" type="alsa/raw" mode="duplex"/>
> in the file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc. Changes in any other
> configuration file will be overwritten by ardour or ignored.
> About the 'jog wheel' on the BCF: If I understand it correctly the
> playback speed is related to the turning speed of the wheel. This is
> quite coarse on the BCF, and not really usable. There it might be better
> to be able to have the speed be related to the turning angle (turning to
> the right/left = increasing/decreasing speed, not time), as in the
> shuttle mode of the Tranzport, where I really like and use that mode
> (observations on 2.0.3).

Shuttle mode is in 2.0.4. See


under 10.6.5 Usage


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