[ardour-users] bcf map optimised for 256 faders - enjoy

Matthew Hiscock audio at bootlegsounds.com
Sat Jan 13 09:33:42 PST 2007

This is great - thanks a lot!

Just one question while I'm away from my Ardour station and bcf - are  
the faders set up to be 7-bit or 14-bit resolution? I've found  
configuring the bcf to 14-bit mode to be a nightmare.


On 13-Jan-07, at 12:28 PM, Allan Klinbail wrote:

> Hi All
> I just got a BCF2000 this week and have been working on a track. As  
> part
> of the process I have built 2 new presets, to suit my usage of Ardour
> but these may be useful for other users (either to use straight off or
> as a base point for creating new maps).
> These 2 presets are both based on channel 1 and utilise channels 0  
> -111.
> This means to get additional controllers all that is needed is to copy
> these presets but change the MIDI channel before saving to another
> memory location.
> This means that all 32 memory locations can be used giving a total of
> 16*111=1776 controllers including 16*16=256 faders.
> I have set this up using the following logic (not using the same  
> button
> numbers as Behringer but hopefully this makes sense)
> Faders
> 8 controller numbers per preset
> Button Row 1 (above the faders)
> Same controller as fader with "off" and "0" as the 2 values. - This
> permits automatable mute buttons (they only work in to silence a  
> channel
> though not bring the fader back up), as the Ardour Mute buttons cannot
> be automated (with good reason).
> Button Row 2  (middle row)
> 8 controllers per preset
> Button Row 3 (top row/encoder buttons)
> 8 controllers per preset
> Encoders
> 32 controllers per preset split through banks A-D
> Bank A is setup with the lights in Pan mode, whereas all the others  
> are
> in
> An alternative setup could further optimise the BCF by giving  
> Button Row
> 1 different controller numbers than the faders (depending on how you
> like to work) and also giving different controller values for the
> encoder buttons (Row 1) in each bank. That way each preset could have
> all 128 controllers assigned. However, that would allow for a  
> maximum of
> 16 presets and 128 faders instead of 256, but would give the  
> maximum of
> 2048 controllers.
> I don't use buttons for anything other than solo and mute and like the
> option of having a recordable mute button for automation, but also
> having the normal mute button for monitoring. I also have a second  
> controller (PCR-30) with 8 encoders,8 sliders and 11 buttons, this is
> where I intend to utilise the spare controller numbers. So it is
> unlikely that I will create the alternative map as suggested above.
> At this stage these are the maps for channel 1, however I will post
> additional channels as I build them (the track I am finishing only has
> 16 channels). I have also included a gnumeric spreadsheet showing  
> where
> each controller is mapped.
> I hope these help are useful.
> cheers
> Allan
> <bcfmap.gnumeric>
> <preset1.syx>
> <preset2.syx>
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